From topics like volunteer management to diversity assessment on non-profit boards, here’s what BVU members are reading in March to stay up to date on nonprofit resources and trends. for more info on nonprofit consulting.
Nonprofit and Workplace Trends
Take advantage of LinkedIn; build your team, manage flexible/hybrid work, implement tech, diversify your revenue, and focus on donor retention.
→ 2023 Nonprofit Trends You Need to Know – Nonprofit Hub
Eight out of ten employees have felt lonely at work, according to a 2022 EY survey of > 5,000 workers globally
→ Lonely at Work – SHRM
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (IDEA)
“Are you ever at risk of making decisions without fully understanding how these decisions may affect those you serve?”
→ Taking Action on Board Diversity: Five Questions to Get You Started – BoardSource
“In the nonprofit world, we often lack a shared definition of what diverse boards look like and how they should operate.”
→ 7 Ways to Know Your Board Is Diverse – The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Joan Garry
Nearly all of Candid’s trainings are now FREE
→ Removing cost as a barrier to nonprofit training – Candid
Two thirds of volunteers decreased their activity during the pandemic…how can you bring them back?
→ Why and How Charities Should Revive a Declining but Vital Resource … Volunteers – Chronicle of Philanthropy
“Less than one in four volunteered in 2021, compared with 30 percent in 2019, according to new data published by AmeriCorps and the U.S. Census Bureau.”
→ Grant Makers Weigh What’s Needed to Help Volunteerism Programs Thrive – Chronicle of Philanthropy
“If nonprofits had challenges engaging volunteers before the pandemic, how different – and, potentially, how much worse – might these challenges be today?”
→ THE STATE OF VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT: INSIGHTS FROM NONPROFIT LEADERS AND FUNDERS – University of Maryland School of Public Policy
“The rate of formal volunteering through organizations dropped by seven percentage points, from 30 percent in 2019 to 23.2 percent in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
→ Volunteering and CIvic Life in America – Americorp