Nonprofit organizations need volunteers – even more than money.
More than 62.6 million Americans volunteer for great causes, which is about 24 percent of our country’s population. Though we still are -- as Arthur Schlesinger once wrote -- a “nation of joiners”, the number of people who give of their time has been declining.
Volunteers collective provide more than $175 billion worth of services. Getting them involved, however, is becoming more challenging. People are working longer hours and retirees – a great source of volunteers – often have to work part time to make ends meet.
If you find yourself in charge of recruiting volunteers, as a board member or organization leader, there are proven ways to get people into the fold. Here are some: