Section 9 (Items 81-90) of the Annual Checkup: A Board Governance Self-Assessment
81. Every organization that makes use of volunteers should be able to give them a handbook. Here's the one used by the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.
82. Match your recruitment strategy to the type of volunteers you are looking for. Here's a great article about using technology to recruit and engage millennials from Nonprofit Quarterly. The Institute for Conservation Leadership contributed some high-quality thinking about trends with this Volunteerism 2.0.
83. Verified Volunteers is a nonprofit with a mission to help other nonprofits streamline and improve their volunteer screening processes. They have a variety of resources at their website, including basic tools and informative articles.
84. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center has a great online tutorial that explains (among other things) when and how to conduct background checks on volunteers.
85. The Points of Light Foundation's Hands On Network published this Volunteer Management Guidebook. The City of Bloomington Indiana Volunteer Network put together a nice one-pager with tips for training volunteers.
86. In the Nonprofit Quarterly article on "10 Ways to Kill Your Nonprofit," #8 is about failing to invest enough resources in the volunteer program.
87. Board members who interact with other volunteers have more opportunity to provide recognition and receive input. Here's a guest blog at Blue Avocado/Board Cafe on "What Are the Board's Responsibilities for Volunteers?"
88. Nonprofit Ready has a free 15-minute webinar on How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program.
89. Volunteer Power had a great blog "People Don't Quit Volunteering Because They are Too Busy, They Quit Because..."
90. The folks at Energize maintain an online library of all things related to volunteer management. Click here to link to their page of resources in the area of evaluating volunteer impacts. Independent Sector calculated The Value of Volunteer Time at $24.14 an hour for 2016.