Getting More Volunteers In A Digital Age

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Getting More Volunteers In A Digital Age Living in the age of technology has many benefits. So how can your non-profit organization utilize tech to get more volunteers? Here are a few ideas: Community Engagement Let’s say you need volunteers for an event this weekend. Which method do you think is going to get more engagement: hanging a flier on the community board in your local library or making a post in a local forum online? In this digital age, posting online is bound to gain more attention and people can share information with their...

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5 Ways To Thank Volunteers This National Volunteer Week

Posted on 7:43 pm in Fundraisers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

National Volunteer Week is coming up! In 2019, National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. As a non-profit organization, you know how important volunteers are to your success. So let’s celebrate them! Here are some of our favorite ideas to help volunteers feel appreciated: Transform this month’s newsletter into a spotlight for volunteers. Hopefully, you’ve been taking notes (mental notes count!) of specific ways each volunteer has gone above and beyond to help the organization. Invite a guest speaker to share a few thoughts and stories with the...

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HOA Transitions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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HOA transitions are sometimes scary because change is hard! Switching up the HOA board might make you nervous regardless if you are an incoming or outgoing board member. We have a few tips to help you navigate this time as smoothly as possible. Bootcamp Pick a time where all of the new and past board members can meet. Past members can pass along their knowledge and new members can ask questions. Create an agenda for this meeting so that the group stays on task and makes the most of the time together. It’s also a good idea to take minutes for...

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Spring Sports Planning For Coaches & Parents

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Spring Sports Planning for Coaches & Parents As spring approaches, spring sports come along with it. If you’re new to volunteer coaching, here are some sample reports, documents and templates you might find helpful. But what else can coaches and parents do to help the season run smoothly? Here are a few tips. For Coaches: Plan An Intro Meeting Start the season off on the right foot by holding a meeting before the first practice. It’s important for coaches and parents to establish a relationship early so if any conflicts arise, they can be...

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How To Thank Donors Every Month Of The Year

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Donors are crucial to the success of nonprofit organizations, so make it a priority to thank them! There are many different ways to show appreciation in today’s world. Thanking donors is a relatively easy task and strengthens your relationship in the long run. It can also be key to landing more donors in the future. Every Donation Deserves It Whether the donation is big or small, it needs to be recognized in some way. Here are a few ideas you can implement. Make Use Of Holidays A good way to stay on top of thank you’s is to have them coincide...

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How To Plan An Effective HOA Board Meeting

Posted on 9:06 pm in HOA, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You may have been given the task of planning a board meeting for your HOA. This may feel like a daunting task but we have a few tips that will help you along the way. Create An Agenda Creating an agenda for your meeting is crucial in order to keep your meeting on task. Without an agenda, you run the risk of getting off topic and going over time. Here’s an example of things you may want to include: Old BusinessHave old issues been resolved? If not, what is the plan to fix them?New BusinessWhat changes or events are coming in the future? What...

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3 Questions HOAs Should Be Able to Answer For Any Member

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If you are on the board of a Home Owner’s Association, you are a source of information for members. You may want to hold a Q&A session where members can feel comfortable asking questions. There are pros and cons to hosting HOA meetings, so you should consider if it is a good option for your organization. What will an HOA do for me? Help your members understand the value of belonging to an HOA. It’s easy to view the fees as another financial obligation so help reiterate the list of services your HOA provides. When they see the value of...

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Collecting Dues When Times Are Tough

Posted on 3:35 pm in Clubs, HOA, Sports Teams | 0 comments

When your organization or community faces hard times, you may feel uncomfortable collecting dues from your members. Whether you are managing due collection for a sports team or an HOA, it is important to remember how crucial dues are to keep your organization running properly. Keep in mind that your members are most likely loyal to your organization and understand the commitment they have made to pay their bills. Remind Members Sending a reminder to your members several days before the due date is a great way to ensure that the bills just...

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Thanking Donors in Today’s World

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If your organization is lucky enough to have donors it is crucial that you show your gratitude for their support. A proper thank you also encourages more donations in the future. Thanking donors in today’s world is a bit different than it was even five years ago due to the presence of social media. Not only is social media a powerful tool that can help your organization in a number of ways, but it can also be used to thank donors, privately or publicly. Digital Gratitude E-cards are a great way to show your appreciation. There are a number of...

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Ring in the New Year by Preparing for Change with Your School Group

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Even though the new year doesn’t mark the start of a new school year, it’s still a time when people set new goals and make resolutions. It’s a great time for school groups and committees to do a bit of cleaning up and organizing to prepare for a great second half of the school year. It’s also a time to start thinking about change in the coming months. After the holidays, gather your board and volunteers together to review upcoming priorities and events. Review each area of focus and set goals to end the year right and prep...

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