On Wednesday, March 23rd, GlobalGiving hosted a training on volunteer recruitment, management and retention. Listen to the training recording. Visit the training slides. We are blogging about the topics that we discussed in this training. Last week, we talked about recruiting volunteers that are right for your organization and creating a memorable volunteer experience. Today, I want to discuss the importance of and strategies for keeping volunteer engaged after they’ve left your organization.
Volunteers are different from your other donors because they have met the communities that you serve and contributed to your organization’s mission with their time, energy, and skills. They know your organization’s story and have experienced it in a very personal way. This means that volunteers are often the best people to communicate your organization’s importance, accomplishments, and needs. Take advantage of this deep appreciation for your organization to ask volunteers to consider setting up a fundraiser.
Asking your volunteers to set up a fundraiser