4 burning questions on training and retaining volunteers – answered

Posted Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Last week, Beth Steinhorn, President of JFFixler Group presented the second webinar in the Lifecycle of a Volunteer 3-part webinar series presented by Verified Volunteers. Called Training and Retaining, Beth offered up tons of great tips and recommendations for building an effective training and retention program at your organization. She also helped to answer a number of audience questions. It’s always helpful to present those more popular inquiries to the wider audience who could not make it to the session (but, remember, the webinar is still available on-demand, here!)

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The Volunteer Interview: Making the offer…or not.

Posted Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of follow-up blogs around our recent webinar The Lifecycle of a Volunteer: Interviewing Best Practices. Beth Steinhorn, President of JFFixler Group, certainly had a lot to say. This post, the last in the trilogy, deals not with the volunteer interview itself, but what happens afterwards.

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The Volunteer Interview: What questions should I ask?

Posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff

Last week we posted a blog following up on our recent webinar with Beth Steinhorn, President of JFFixler Group, The Lifecycle of a Volunteer: Interviewing Best Practices. That blog, The Volunteer Interview: Which volunteers should I interview? touched on several topics, among them: (1) the difference between the employee interview and the volunteer interview, (2) which volunteer roles should be interviewed for, and (3) how to conduct effective interviews when you think you have too few staff and too little time. We also included answers to some questions posed directly by your peers during the webinar.

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The Volunteer Interview: Which volunteers should I interview?

Posted Thursday, July 14th, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff

We recently hosted a webinar all about the volunteer interview and were lucky enough to have Beth Steinhorn, President of JFFixler Group, as our presenter. She delivered so much valuable information that it warrants not just one, but 3, summary blog posts. This is the first, covering who to interview and how to do it effectively even if you think you have too few staff or too little time.

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6 Volunteer Background Screening Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten

Posted Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Verified Volunteers Staff

If you’re like many nonprofit organizations, your organization’s volunteer onboarding process is complex and meticulous. You draft volunteer role descriptions, recruit via many different avenues, and conduct in-person volunteer interviews. On the other hand, some aspects of the onboarding process are so simple that a five year old could provide some insight. Take a look at how you can apply these eight lessons from kindergarten to your volunteer screening program.

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