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Selecting volunteers: An important task

Selection is an important step in the volunteer recruitment process. With a well-planned approach, you'll find the right applicant for your volunteer position.

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Understanding the role of volunteer coordinators

Volunteering has changed significantly over the years. Volunteer coordinators today must clearly understand their roles and responsibilities, as well as the tools available to help them do their job.

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Volunteer management: resolving problem situations

Managing volunteers, just like managing employees, is not always easy. Sometimes situations can degenerate to the point that the coordinator must intervene. Taking an efficient, disciplined approach will make it easier to resolve these situations.

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How to supervise volunteers

A good volunteer coordinator knows that supervision fosters volunteer satisfaction and improves retention rates. By providing the necessary training, support and followup, the organization equips volunteers to accomplish their tasks more effectively and independently.

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Screening volunteers in 10 steps

Screening volunteers is a key step in your recruitment process. You should also screen volunteers whenever they want to take on new duties involving vulnerable clients. Screening ensures an optimal match and enhances the quality and safety of the programs and services your organization offers.

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Do you have a marketing plan?

A marketing plan details everything you need to do to convince your customers to buy your products and services. It is based on data you collected and verified during your market research.

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Testing out your business plan and idea

Do you have a good business idea you want to act on? Great! But be careful—you may be so passionate about your idea that you only see the positives. Your enthusiasm may impair your objectivity. So draw up a business plan before you set off on this entrepreneurship adventure.

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Planning your start-up

Do you have an idea and maybe even potential customers? Where should you start? Before you make any decisions, check out our pre-startup calendar and meet with a specialized business start-up advisor. You'll have what it takes to build a solid business plan in no time!

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