Use this time to reassess your volunteer training by considering flipping your training programs from a global “here’s what you need” to one that begins with "what the volunteer needs".
Here's an overview of your next steps towards revamping your program. But first, we need to differentiate between training (transactional) and development (leadership).
Trade associations may have good opportunities to increase revenue by creating affiliated entities or converting to a different tax-exempt status, but the tax rules are complex.
To help you get started, here are some resources on using real-time data to monitor your chapters’ financial and other important items creating a win-win for everyone.
We’ll talk about how to begin building a volunteer matrix that taps into the diverse skills, knowledge and energy of your volunteers, and puts your volunteers into the driver seat of their own training.
Our volunteers are motivated. There’s no question there. They begin their volunteer journey enthusiastic, energized, elated to be involved in something they truly believe in. And we are happy to have them. Then somewhere along that path, they falter.
Association volunteers are more engaged and fulfilled when they’re growing with the organization, not just filling chairs. One model proposes how staff can help them do that.
Last year, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society found a sudden interest in its local chapter meetings at a global level—and it’s leading to questions about whether its chapter model should be more topic-based. Your association might want to ask the same question.
As COVID restrictions begin to lift and calendars fill up, engage your chapters with resources, automation, and support to prevent leader burnout. Here are three ideas to get started.
By changing the way you approach volunteer recognition activities, you may be able to better tap into what really drives human motivations and, along the way, help volunteers feel truly acknowledged and appreciated.