109 Ways to Retain Volunteers & Members by Scott C. Stevenson

By Scott C. Stevenson

Originally released via Stevenson, Inc., this useful source offers nice rules and strategies to continue extra of your volunteers and individuals, together with step by step plans to create a retention plan that is helping develop and raise your volunteer and club base.

This source includes dozens of actionable ideas and systems for retention, together with suggestions to strengthen member loyalty, speak higher, provide particular merits, and keep away from volunteer burnout. profitable rules and courses from different agencies are provided, comparable to incentive courses, retreats that contain volunteers, “member of the month” courses, and so on. also, a number of valuable pattern kinds and experiences are supplied, together with suggestions kinds, member pursuits surveys, volunteer activity/involvement experiences, criticism strategies, evaluate types, and more.

 Important subject matters lined include:

  • Staff and Volunteer Engagement
  • Recognition and Awards
  • Leadership
  • Effective verbal exchange with participants and Volunteers
  • Automatic Renewal Strategies
  • Member and Volunteer Incentives
  • Effective assembly Planning
  • Frequent 'Rituals' that support Formalize New Relationships
  • Member merits that allure and Retain
  • Mentoring Volunteer
  • Member and Volunteer Evaluation
  • Special occasions for Volunteers
  • Large Awards software that Generates giant Benefits
  • Using E-newsletters to notify, contain Your Base
  • Handling Volunteer Complaints
  • Catering to various Volunteers or Members

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B. Suppose the terms and conditions say that the Internet company keeps confidential all information on donors, including their credit card numbers. Would that be acceptable under the AFP Code? 1. Yes 2. No 3. It depends 4. indd 22 2/5/08 3:38:02 PM a donor bill of rights 23 Answer: 1. Yes, because this would not disclose privileged or confidential information to unauthorized parties (Standard No. 12). It would be up to Nat to decide whether or not to obtain some of the donor information for his own organization, in which case he would have to negotiate a change to the company’s terms and conditions in his contract.

Donors expect to receive newsletters, magazines, annual reports, and other information from the organizations they support, which also is important to the charity in maintaining and enhancing the involvement and relationship with its donors. indd 30 2/5/08 3:38:04 PM a donor bill of rights 31 exchanging, renting, or selling lists of donors is used by some organizations to expand their donor base. Any organization that observes these practices must offer their donors the option to have their names, addresses, and other information deleted from these lists and withheld from any such exchange.

1 A Donor Bill of Rights PHILANTHROPY is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights: I. VI. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

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