Volunteers are an important part of any organization, but especially so for the small staff association. Here are some great blogs and articles about best practices for volunteers.
Three Steps to Engage Volunteers in Membership Marketing by Tony Rossell
“There is a big world out there and volunteers can make a significant impact in helping you reach out to others and grow your membership.”
Membership Engagement Solutions by Eric Lanke
“Nothing is worse than wasting a volunteer's time. I know. I've been the volunteer whose time was being wasted, and I can't think of anything that more assuredly disengages me than when I realizes my time is being wasted.”
Association Chat: Saying Thanks to Members by Kiki L’italien
Note: This is a summary of weekly twitter chats with the hash tag #assnchat. The subject this particular week was gratitude. Weekly chats are 2pm eastern!
10 Tips for Engaging A Volunteer Community by Jeffrey Cufaunde
“Having a diverse mix of volunteer opportunities increases the likelihood we will fully leverage the time and talents that may be available in the volunteer workforce.”
Volunteer Leadership: Small Association Boards are Better by Joe Rominiecki
“The case for small association boards is simple: It is not in our human nature to make effective, efficient decisions in groups larger than six or seven people.”