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    • CORNERSTONES
      A presentation by Seminar D
      Volunteerism
    • Volunteer Fairfax
      Mission: “Mobilize people and resources to meet regional community needs”
      Connect volunteers to non-profit organizations for service and donations
    • Partnering with Volunteer Fairfax
      Research Questions
      What do area non-profit organizations need from a volunteer center?
      Are these organizations aware of Volunteer Fairfax and what it does?
      Our Purpose
      Raise awareness of Volunteer Fairfax and volunteerism altogether
      Find ways to improve the effectiveness of Volunteer Fairfax
      Receive feedback from users and potential users of Volunteer Fairfax
    • Literature Review
      Volunteers
      Non-profit Organizations
      Volunteer Centers
    • Volunteer Fairfax’s Non-Profit Members Research
    • Our Research Questions
      What services offered by Volunteer Fairfax are most useful for nonprofit organizations?
      How can Volunteer Fairfax meet the volunteering needs of nonprofit organizations?
    • Review method: Online Survey
      13 questions
      over 60 recorded responses
      over 70 received responses.
    • 3 major findings...
    • First Major Finding
      Question: What types of volunteers are you aiming to recruit through Volunteer Fairfax?
      Majority answers:
      Ongoing Volunteers
      One time Volunteers
      Bilingual Volunteer
      Corporate groups
    • Second Major Finding
      What size groups can your volunteer needs accommodate?
    • Third Major Finding
      How frequently have you used the following Volunteer Fairfax services in the past year?
      Most are either unaware or never/rarely use the services
    • Recommendations
      Develop and improve the services that most nonprofits use.
      Raise awareness of services and their benefits using effective means of communication.
      many nonprofit members do not even use the recruiting services but mostly use networking.
      On the Volunteer Fairfax website, it may be useful to include a section with posts of recent additions and updates to the services
    • Research of Organizations not Affiliated with Volunteer Fairfax
    • Our Method
      Surveying non-affiliated Volunteer Fairfax organizations
      Used a selective sampling for choosing organizations
      Used a list from Volunteer Fairfax that had all of the organizations that either Volunteer Fairfax had contacted or organizations that had started signing up with them and never finished
    • The Survey Questions
      Worked with Volunteer Fairfax to develop questions that would be relevant for them
      Questions went through numerous editing stages so that they provided the most information and were easy to organize
      Gather information such as annual budget, volunteer size, organization’s needs, etc.
    • The Findings
      Three major points:
      Organization’s annual budget compared to their volunteer size
      Have organizations heard of Volunteer Fairfax and how
      What types of volunteers are organizations looking for
    • Annual Budget Compared to Volunteer Size
    • Annual Budget Compared toVolunteer Size
      Might be helpful for Volunteer Fairfax to look at an organization’s budget and see how it effects their volunteer intake
      Useful to see what types of organizations are dominate in the area, thus cater to them more
    • Have Organizations Heard of VF?
    • How Have Organizations Heard of VF?
    • Have Organizations Heard of VF, and through what means?
      Help determine if there is an awareness of Volunteer Fairfax in the community
      What types of advertisement are working and which ones are not?
      Determine what types of advertisement they need to improve
    • Types of Volunteers Organizations Need
    • Types of VolunteersOrganizations Need
      Determine which types of volunteers are needed most in the community
      Help Volunteer Fairfax cater towards other organizations needs
      Which programs are working for Volunteer Fairfax and which are not?
    • Focus Groups
    • Focus Group: Qualitative ResearchGoing Beyond the Numbers
      Qualitative Research: a personal approach of collecting data, receiving the “why” instead of the “what” from our subjects
      Turnout: more than anticipated; eagerness to volunteer
      “Quality” over “quantity”
    • Categories of Discussion
      Volunteering as a Lifestyle
      Volunteer Usage
      Technology
      What the people need
      What Volunteer Fairfax provides
      What Volunteer Fairfax does not provide
      Group work. (2010). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.groupworks.net/focusgroups.html
    • Future Action