40 Volunteer Appreciation Ideas That Skyrocket Your Retention Rates [2019 Ultimate Guide]

You already know that your volunteers are incredibly valuable — in fact, they’re worth an average of $24.14 for every hour of their time, talent and skills they give to your organization ( Independent Sector Study, 2017 ). Of course, you also know your volunteers’ value goes far beyond any monetary amount. They bring a strong sense of community to your nonprofit that helps make the entire experience worthwhile, after all. So how can you make sure they understand how much you...
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3 Major Ways That Automated Marketing Frees Your Nonprofit’s Time

  The misconception surrounding the buzzwords "marketing automation” is that it’s a near-magical tool that lets you "set it and forget it” when it comes to your nonprofit’s marketing. Not true! Marketing automation doesn’t do all your marketing for you — it lets you scale whatever processes you already have. When done right, marketing automation frees up your limited resources and allows your team members to pursue more creative, meaningful work. When this happens, your...
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Your Nonprofit’s Missed Opportunity: Are Your Volunteers Also Donors?

Does asking your volunteers to consider donating financially feel somewhat… icky to you? Like you’re asking for too much and don’t want to mess up the good thing the two of you have got going? Although this thinking is understandable, it may be causing you to miss out on your biggest donors. Research has uncovered that people who volunteer are 10x more likely to donate financially than non-volunteers, and 50% say they give more financial support because they volunteer (...
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Scared of Social? Your Nonprofit’s Guide to Leveraging Social Media

So your nonprofit has decided to boldly make your mark in the social media world. Sweet! You’ll want to sign up for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn… Heck, you’ve heard some organizations are even leveraging Pinterest to drive traffic, so you should probably jump on there too, right?! Avoid "Shiny New Object” Syndrome It might feel tempting to dive headfirst into these shiny new accounts all at once and exploring what they each have to offer. But...
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