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From Passion to Execution: How to Start and Grow an Effective Nonprofit Organization by Lyn Scott

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Chapter 15Managing a Volunteer Corps

“When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined.”

~Bono

Volunteers are a tremendous asset to every nonprofit organization. Many nonprofits rely heavily on volunteer support to aid their organization in a variety of tasks including: operational and administrative projects, program and event assistance, front office duties (answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, calling donors to thank them), and countless other assignments. Many nonprofits operate with a limited staff and budget, so it is easy to think that volunteers will solve your human resource shortage. It is important for new nonprofits to realize that ...

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