• Volunteer Management Process: 4 Effective Strategies, written by software company VolunteerHub, outlines tactics to "deploy a strategic volunteer management process [...] to increase volunteer engagement, improve retention rates, and free up their volunteer coordinators time to focus on other aspects of the organization." The four strategies are:

  • Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

  • It is important to know what is expected in order for a board member to fulfill his/her commitment to serve your organization. Make it clear by using this sample to outline what the duties and responsibilities would be required. (Blue Avocado)

    Sample Board Member Contract

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation's 2017 Step-by-Step Guide to Evaluation: How to Become Savvy Evaluation Consumers provides a framework for evaluation as a useful program tool for grantees, nonprofits, and community leaders. "The original handbook provides a framework for thinking about evaluation as a relevant and useful program tool.

  • Some organizations are reluctant to start the planning process because of vague fears about where it might lead and what it might entail. Defeat the Planning Dreads demystifies common concerns and illuminates the benefits planning can bring.

    Common Ground is a publication of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

  • Thinking ahead is key to an organization's effectiveness. Answer these key questions around strategic, operational, and evaluation planning to maximize your resources and achieve your organizational goals.

    Common Ground is a publication of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits.

  • In a 360-Degree Look, as outlined by Blue Avocado, the board and the staff team seek feedback from those who stand around the outside of the circle (aka: the organization) as well as inside it: clients, community members, volunteers, donors, funders, and staff. While it might seem threatening or time-consuming, it's an infrequent project that can alleviate staff fears and create a positive precedent for board-staff teams.

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