Online Tools for Volunteer
         Management
            Leatherstocking AEA | June 30, 2010

                          ...
An Introduction
•Social Good podcast: Communicating with
Volunteers Online




    Community Focus w   Statewide Impact w ...
Managing Volunteers

Why Reinvent the Wheel?
• Volunteer resources and articles
   – http://managementhelp.org/staffing/ou...
Managing Volunteers

Management resources
• http://www.evergreen.ca/en/resources/schools/volunte
  er-management.sn
• http...
Communication

• Using Real-Time Communications
  (VoIP, Chat, Instant Messaging, Etc.)
  With Volunteers
• Online Volunte...
Tools for You and Your
                            Volunteers
•   http://www.surveymonkey.com/
     • Gather input
•   htt...
Tools for You and Your
                             Volunteers Continued
•   http://www.eventbrite.com
     • Event regist...
Virtual Volunteering

Defining Virtual Volunteering
•   Online
•   At home or work
•   Similar to telecommuting
•   Collab...
Virtual Volunteering

Why?
•   New expanded pool of volunteers
•   Don’t want to or not easy to leave their home
•   Trial...
Virtual Volunteering
What Can A Virtual Volunteer Do?
•   Conducting online research
•   Consulting expertise
•   Write Pr...
Virtual Volunteering
Support Technology
•   Collaborative Document Editing
•   Online Project Management
•   Online Messag...
Virtual Volunteering

Resource
• http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/rgk/serviceleader/virtual/
Example
• http://app.beextra.org/hom...
Next Steps

What should I do now?
• Document and understand your volunteer needs
• Decide how to respond
• Set up voluntee...
Added Ideas, Comments, Questions???
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  1. 1. Online Tools for Volunteer Management Leatherstocking AEA | June 30, 2010 Presented by Andrew Marietta, Regional Manager, New York Council of Nonprofits, Inc. www.nycon.org | 800.515.5012 ext 141 | amarietta@nycon.org Community Focus w Statewide Impact w National Network
  2. 2. An Introduction •Social Good podcast: Communicating with Volunteers Online Community Focus w Statewide Impact w National Network
  3. 3. Managing Volunteers Why Reinvent the Wheel? • Volunteer resources and articles – http://managementhelp.org/staffing/outsrcng/volnteer/ volnteer.htm#anchor1270094 – http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/rgk/serviceleader/downloads /Guidefordownload.pdf – http://www.energizeinc.com/art.html
  4. 4. Managing Volunteers Management resources • http://www.evergreen.ca/en/resources/schools/volunte er-management.sn • http://www.energizeinc.com/art/subj/super.html
  5. 5. Communication • Using Real-Time Communications (VoIP, Chat, Instant Messaging, Etc.) With Volunteers • Online Volunteer Management – http://www.volunteerspot.com/ • http://www.volunteerspot.com/video/ – http://www.qlubb.com/qlubbs/new – http://www.bigtent.com/ • http://www.bigtent.com/features
  6. 6. Tools for You and Your Volunteers • http://www.surveymonkey.com/ • Gather input • http://pbworks.com/ • Document sharing and editing • http://www.slideshare.net/ • Training and orientation • http://www.skype.com • Communication • http://www.facebook.com/ • Networking, recruitment and communication • http://www.ning.com/ • Networking and communication • http://www.google.com/nonprofits/ • Calendar and document sharing and editing
  7. 7. Tools for You and Your Volunteers Continued • http://www.eventbrite.com • Event registration and management • http://www.flickr.com • Photo sharing • http://www.meetingwizard.com • Meeting set up • http://www.groupsite.com/ • Group management with blog, calendar and file sharing • http://www.facebook.com/ • Networking, recruitment and communication • http://www.blogger.com or http://www.wordpress.com • Blogging set up
  8. 8. Virtual Volunteering Defining Virtual Volunteering • Online • At home or work • Similar to telecommuting • Collaborative
  9. 9. Virtual Volunteering Why? • New expanded pool of volunteers • Don’t want to or not easy to leave their home • Trial run before committing in person • Flexible schedule • Accessibility • Environmentally Friendly
  10. 10. Virtual Volunteering What Can A Virtual Volunteer Do? • Conducting online research • Consulting expertise • Write Proposals • Create Curriculum and Training • Marketing and Advocacy • Captioning / Translation • Design, Editing, Copywriting, and Proofreading • Web Development • Evaluations • Client Contact
  11. 11. Virtual Volunteering Support Technology • Collaborative Document Editing • Online Project Management • Online Messaging / Talking • Captioning Service • File Transfer • Social Bookmarking / Tagging • Social Media Tools
  12. 12. Virtual Volunteering Resource • http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/rgk/serviceleader/virtual/ Example • http://app.beextra.org/home/
  13. 13. Next Steps What should I do now? • Document and understand your volunteer needs • Decide how to respond • Set up volunteer expectations and orientation tools • Develop volunteer manual/guidelines • Set up communication and sign up tools – Big Tent or VolunteerSpot • Put out the word and recruit your volunteers
  14. 14. Added Ideas, Comments, Questions???

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