By this point, you know all about the post-Thanksgiving lineup: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. Basically, every sales outlet from big business to small business and the internet has staked its claim on a day in late November in order to promote sales with discounts. But have you heard about the newest addition, the inaugural GivingTuesday? As you can imagine, it’s a day dedicated to giving rather than shopping. Continue reading
Remember what your parents taught you about being polite? Things like, “Where are your manners?” and, “Don’t forget to say please and thank you.” Well if you’re a recreation professional who relies on volunteers in any way, it’s time to dust off those age-old teachings. Saying thank you to your volunteers is crucial for many reasons. Here’s how to thank your volunteers effectively while gathering the right information and improving retention rates:
What if this guy turns out to be your new star volunteer? It looks like he’s working hard, but you can do better. That’s why you need to find volunteers in the right places. Whether you need them for events, camps, or back office tasks, finding good volunteers can be crucial to your organization’s success.
Here are five places where you can find volunteers around your community: Continue reading
Non-profits have a different goals with their marketing and social media initiatives. Even though the Mashables of the world are great for keeping up with social media trends and how-tos, non-profits need more unique marketing advice sometimes. After doing some research, we found ten great non-profit blogs that will help you with marketing, fundraising, and more:
1. Beth’s Blog: Beth Kanter, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit, discusses social media and networked marketing for nonprofits. With numerous awards and over 400,000 Twitter followers, Beth is influential in the nonprofit and technology world. Continue reading