Employee engagement can be used as a powerful tool to build loyalty, enhance employee morale, develop talent, and increase the value of current relationships with nonprofit partners.
Volunteer-based organizations have to keep track of a lot of data—contact info, schedules, time sheets, job sites—and the right software can help, freeing time for managing volunteers. This report from Idealware provides information on a number of potential solutions.
The business community sees the promise of workplace volunteerism and, in fact, has very high expectations for what volunteerism can accomplish. But are high expectations enough?
Independent Sector's study reveals that the estimated value of a volunteer hour reached $20.85 in 2009, up 60 cents from 2008. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board the value of volunteer services can also be used on financial statements - including statements used for internal and external purposes, grant proposals, and annual reports - if a volunteer is contributing a specialized skill to a nonprofit.