Presentation on theme: "1 The Art of Volunteer Management 2010 Fundamental Five+ Non-Profit Capacity Training Series presents Keith Ranney Art of Volunteering, LLC 10-20-2010."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Art of Volunteer Management 2010 Fundamental Five+ Non-Profit Capacity Training Series presents Keith Ranney Art of Volunteering, LLC 10-20-2010
3 Mahalo to our Sponsors! Office of Hawaiian Affairs - Community Building Economic Development Grant County of Maui Department of Housing & Human Concerns, Volunteer Services Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development - Fiscal Sponsor Grants Central Station - program founder PlayBook Consulting Group - Fundamental Five+ Series Producer / Coordinator
4 Building on the Past I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucius Reinforce… Share… Present… Add… Structure Systems Tools
5 How many of you… …represent organizations that use volunteers… On a daily basis Just for events Both daily and for events
7 …have FUN as a volunteer manager? Note: It’s supposed to be fun
8 What if…? What if I could promise you that you could cut the time it takes to perform your most repetitive volunteer management tasks by 90%? What if I could show you how to redirect the time saved doing repetitive tasks toward the use of tools and systems that will raise the overall quality and effectiveness of your volunteer program? What if I could show you how to make volunteer management fun instead of a chore?
9 Why cultivate the volunteer spirit? To travel a great distance, it’s best to travel together as a group. But to get to a destination quickly, it’s best to go alone. With the global and local challenges we now face, we must learn to travel a great distance quickly, as one species, and rally around a common sustainable purpose, or perish. For me, volunteer management is an exercise in social artistry; mobilizing hundreds of people on behalf of a unified vision. It represents an alternative currency that supports an economy, not of consumption, but of caring and sharing.
10 Subjects to Discuss Representing interests of both volunteers & the host organization Engaging your community via social media Assessing volunteer motivations Registration & Scheduling Systems Strategies for Success Inspiration & Retention
11 Review from 2009 The Top Ten List for a Top Notch Volunteer Program
12 The Top Ten List for a Top Notch Volunteer Program 1. Roadmap Why do you need volunteers? What do you expect them to do? Where will you assign them? Who do you want? When do you want them? (and for how long?) How will you find them?
13 The Top Ten List for a Top Notch Volunteer Program
14 The Top Ten List for a Top Notch Volunteer Program 1. Recruitment We’re going to take 1 Giant Leap beyond last year’s tried and true (tired and outdated) recruitment model and leverage social media.
15 3. Retention 4. Recognition 5. Reporting 6. Resistance 7. Rules & Regulations 8. Reciprocation 9. Rejoice 10. Remember The Top Ten List for a Top Notch Volunteer Program
16 Volunteer Assessment Motivated Not Motivated Skilled Not Skilled
17 Representing Your Organization Internally (education) To Exec. Director To Staff Employing a volunteer training program and establishing a Communications Hierarchy Creating a System for Feedback Externally (marketing) To your target audience Differentiating your services & organization Creating a gratitude program that includes Perks & Benefits or access to services
25 Systems What are the tasks that take up most of your time? Maintaining accurate contact information Assessing your volunteers skills and motivation Scheduling, rescheduling (last minute cancellations) Training, orienting Supervising Retention / Appreciation / Acknowledgment
28 Tools: Personal Development greater carrying capacity more space more compassion for yourself more compassion for others * Ho’oponopono may be the most valuable tool in your interpersonal communication skills tool kit.
30 Social Media Facebook The most effective way to engage the volunteer community in 2010 (which also considers “cost”) is developing a social media presence and getting to know your community through this globally interconnected multimedia platform.
35 Tools: Database Research Andar Web-Based Volunteer Management, from HelixHelix Count Me InCount Me In (for sports league volunteers) CiviCore Volunteer Management CiviCRMCiviCRM, open source and freely downloadable DonorProDonorPro, by TowerCare Technologies ebaseebase, free single-user download eteambuilder FundRaiser Select and FundRaiser ProfessionalFundRaiser Select and FundRaiser Professional, now a part of BlackbaudBlackbaud GiftMaker Pro Volunteer Module/Campagne Associates GiftsFriends&Time Giftworks – integrated donor and volunteer database Golden Futures Foundation 501(c)3 Homeworks, by CernerCerner Income Manager v.5.1 MetrixMetrix (free -- uses MS Access) OrgAction Online Volunteer Database Raiser's EdgeRaiser's Edge by Blackbaud ROVIR, the Retriever of Volunteer Information and Reporting Salesforce.com Samaritan Technologies (eCoordinator) ShiftBoard Son of Service (SOS) (free) Tapestry, by VisionLink Tools for Organizations/Habitat Scheduling The Registration System (TRS), developed by Simply Hospitality V-Base, Developed by do-it and YouthNet UK (United Kingdom) V2/Volunteer2/Volunteer SquaredV2/Volunteer2/Volunteer Squared*** VolCentre Volgistics, Red Ridge Software Voltrax Volunteer Coordinator/Infosoft Volunteer Event Management (VEM) from Volunteer Solutions Volunteer Management System (VMS), a free MS Access database by Wright Information Technology Solutions Volunteer Reporter (formerly RSVP Reporter) Volunteer Works, Red Ridge Software Vol - Track VSys One When to Help
49 Measure & Report on Activities PDF - best for printing to emailing to others Excel - handy for combining with other data or doing additional data analysis MHTML - for publishing text and graphics together in a web page format JPG - for cropping out graphs for use in your website TIFF - for creating an image for use in print materials
50 Measure & Report on Activities Create lists of volunteers according to; Interests Assignments Qualifications Custom fields Dates on the schedule Number of hours worked, or Any combination of the above
64 Channels of Communication Website Volunteer Page with links to; Registration System Newsletter Sign-Up Facebook Page Scheduling System Online Orientation Media (Training Videos) Registration System (www.myvolunteerpage.com)www.myvolunteerpage.com eNewsletter Facebook Scheduling System Orientation Media Volunteer Program Mission Statement
65 Have You Hugged Your… Webmaster you’ll need to update website content Copy writer you’ll need approved content in context with organization’s mission for use in eNewsletters and other web based campaigns Graphic Designer you’ll need maps to identify parking, volunteer check in, etc. Videographer this is the best way to clone yourself IT Manager they keep you connected Volunteer Management Consultant you’ll need encouragement, inspiration and training Keep communications fresh, timely, informative, effective, compelling and engaging.
66 Retention If volunteer recognition begins when volunteers first come on board… If you use social media as a means of getting to know your volunteers… If your volunteer program is effective in communicating your organization’s needs and matches them with volunteer skills and interests… If volunteers are empowered to manage their own profiles and schedule themselves… If your team members respects your varied roles and support you in your mission… If your organization continues to provide an essential community service… You will not have a problem with retention.
67 Quick Wrap-Up List your Major Take-Away’s Calls to Action Apply for a capacity building grant through Hawaii Community Foundation and fund expansion of your volunteer program and implementation of an internet communications plan that includes; eNewsletter campaign Social Media Online Volunteer Management database system Training videos
68 Test Your Knowledge Our funder (and we!) want to know how effective this workshop was for you. This 5-minute Post-Workshop Quiz helps us gauge your progress and our success. Mahalo.
69 Help Us Serve You Better! Please take 5 more minutes to complete the Workshop Evaluation so that we can improve this and future offerings Mahalo.
70 More Free Workshops on Maui! 11-16-10Financial Literacy & Bookkeeping 12-07-10Strategic Planning 01-11-11Board Development Training 02-22-11Legal & Insurance Issues 03-08-11Fundraising & Development Upcoming Fundamental Five+ workshops
71 Mahalo For More Information or to Register for an Upcoming Workshop Leslie Mullens (808) 875-0500 Leslie@ThePlayBookGroup.com Fundamental Five+ Nonprofit Capacity Training Series