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Thoughtful Thursday: say hello, wave goodbye: how important is volunteer retention today?

Topic by Laura77 in Thoughtful Thursdays from VMmovement on
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When I first started out as a volunteer manager, way back in 2002, volunteer retention was seen as  key evidence of good practice and a sign of a successful volunteer programme. It wasn’t necessarily the focus of funders, who were...

Getting thoughtful with the thank you

Topic by suevjones in Thoughtful Thursdays from VMmovement on
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As we're sure you are fully aware, we are currently in the middle of the biggest celebration for Volunteers' Week here in the UK. And, here at Thoughtful Thursdays, we are more than certain that you've been extremely creative with...

Why Do You Do-it? 2016 Volunteering Survey Results

Post by News Hound on

Volunteering helps us find new friends, improves our mental health and three quarters of us would be more likely to volunteer if the boss gave us time off to do it! That’s according to over 1,400 volunteers who took...