Tuesday, February 23, 2016
How Do You Celebrate Service?
How do you manage a key asset?  How do you reward it?
A government survey of nearly 3,000 charities that had filed Form 990 with the IRS showed that four out of five of these organizations deploy volunteers, either in service to others or in helping to run the nonprofit. Volunteers are a key nonprofit asset - valuable in service delivery, valuable in saving expenses and a valuable part of the donor pool.
 
Most can agree that volunteers are an asset worthy of thoughtful management. Many nonprofit leaders are challenged by time and resources to assess their volunteer management program and determine where greater impact can be achieved toward the bottom line.

ESC's Volunteer Benchmark Assessment Tool was introduced in 2012, following involvement in Chicago's One Good Deed campaign to build nonprofit volunteer programs and has proven popular at local and national conferences where ESC has conducted workshops on covering this nonprofit area of interest.

The assessment is designed to help you facilitate a review of your organization's program against six key components of volunteer management best practices.

Share it with your management team to identify areas of strength and areas that may warrant adjustment or improvement in order to maximize volunteer satisfaction and performance and expand volunteer involvement to include or increase donations to your nonprofit.

Components of Best Practices in Volunteer Management
  • Organizational Capacity
  • Planning
  • Recruiting and Placement
  • Orientation and Training
  • Supervising
  • Evaluation

Let one of our nonprofit specialists help you strengthen your volunteer program, contact Yvette.Schmidt@esc-chicago.org.

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