August 13, 2014
Volunteers are one of the greatest resources nonprofits can utilize. They donate their valuable time and efforts to maintain and improve the success of a nonprofit's mission. Additionally, the hard work of volunteers provides a big help to many organizations because they ease stress from staff members, allowing them to focus on other tasks they do best. Having an active, happy and engaged volunteer base can help individual projects become more successful and efficient, while also reducing stress on an already overworked group of employees.
Because volunteers are so valuable, being able to effectively manage them is crucial for many nonprofits. Here are three pieces of advice for keeping volunteers happy and motivated:
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