True or false?Volunteers donate their time because they are unable or unwilling to donate money. Sometimes? True. Most of the time? False. According to research, two thirds of volunteers donate money to the same organizations they volunteer for. Also, volunteers tend to donate much more than non-volunteers.
Surprised?It’s actually pretty simple. When someone volunteers for your organization, they are likely to feel closely connected to your organization and your mission. This is especially true if you regularly:
- Show volunteers the impact their work has on the organization and its mission.
- Keep volunteers in the loop about what’s going on throughout the organization.
- Involve volunteers in organizational planning by encouraging feedback.