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Create a More Engaging Volunteer System

Volunteering Is a gateway

Volunteers make association work possible, but associations often rely on the same volunteer management processes that staff have been using for decades to engage and retain volunteers. Generally, the tried-and-true works—according to the ASAE Research Foundation’s study on mutually beneficial volunteer relationships, 88 percent of respondents were very or somewhat satisfied with their volunteer experiences.

But the research findings also make a case for volunteer management innovation. Specifically, associations have an opportunity to create lasting engagement with a greater number of members while helping those who volunteer better understand their contributions.  

Volunteering Is a Gateway

The study confirmed that most volunteers find their experience rewarding: 57 percent reported they were very satisfied, and 31 percent reported they were somewhat satisfied. They also reported high rates of satisfaction with their volunteer meetings, the networks they created through volunteering, and the opportunity to contribute as an individual and as part of a committee to the profession.

Please select this link to read the complete article from ASAE's Center for Association Leadership.

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