2006 Philanthropy Journal Special Report: Volunteers & Boards
|The gift of “unpaid staff”
11.28.2006 – For the more than 1.4 million nonprofits in the U.S., finding and keeping good volunteers is a challenge, but experts say there are places to turn for help. Across the country, 375 volunteer centers helped connect almost 2.5 million volunteers with almost 75,000 different agencies this year alone.
|Assembling boards a challenge
11.28.2006 – Picking board members can be the toughest, most important job a nonprofit faces, experts say. Expected to play a critical yet different role at each stage of its nonprofit’s evolution, they say, the board can mean success or failure in developing an organization’s operations, programs, culture and growth.
|Engaging different generations|
|Recruiting across the ages
11.29.2006 – Good marketers know not to use the same sales pitch on a Baby Boomer as they would on a Generation X’er. When it comes to recruiting volunteers from different generations, the same goes for nonprofits.
11.28.2006 – Tracey Holmes discusses how an organization can improve its volunteers’ experiences.
|“Jeopardy” for nonprofits
11.28.2006 – You can’t ask board members to do anything without understanding the question: Is your organization in a founding, organizing, or governing stage.