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Guest bloggerRobert J. Rosenthal (@volmatchRobert) is VP of Communications & Marketing at VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest network for volunteer engagement. Their new guide (free), 101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets, showcases the insights of dozens of volunteer recruiters to share what works.

Part One: 101 Secrets to Great Volunteer Recruitment

Great communications is at the heart of many of the secrets of the most effective volunteer recruiters. In my last post at Getting Attention I featured two such tips – Target your audience where it is and Being responsive can help turn a spark of interest into a flame. So what are some of the other communications tips from 101 Secrets?

Getting to the “Why’s” of a Volunteer Prospect

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Guest Blogger on May 10, 2012 in Volunteers | 0 comments
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Guest blogger Robert J. Rosenthal (@volmatchRobert) is VP of Communications & Marketing at VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest network for volunteer engagement. Their new guide (free), 101 Volunteer Recruitment Secrets, showcases the insights of dozens of volunteer recruiters to share what works.

If you know the fundamentals of your work but it still feels like you’re missing out on a secret to effective volunteer engagement, we understand.

It can be lonely being the one responsible for volunteers. All around the organization the rest of your colleagues are dug in doing their work, setting program goals, delivering services, raising funds. Meanwhile you’re trying to figure out the best way to align a prospective volunteer’s need with your own program goals.

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Guest Blogger on April 25, 2012 in Volunteers | 6 comments
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I’m happy to welcome guest blogger Kim St. John-Stevenson. She is the communications officer at the St. Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland and a powerful advocate for funding nonprofit skill building in Communications!

“He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys…when Horton the Elephant heard a small noise… Just a faint little yelp, as if some tiny person were calling for help.”

And so begins the children’s book Horton Hears a Who, in which Horton the Elephant happens upon a small world on top of a dust speck.
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Guest Blogger on July 19, 2011 in storytelling | 1 comment
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