Every month, we learn much from the participants and presenters we meet at ONEplace. In Just ONEthing… we will highlight an insight gained during the past month from our nonprofit community and its partners.
This months’ insight has to do with volunteers and volunteer management. At our supervisor training, Paul Knudstrup shared the rule of thirds related to volunteer management.
- One-third will do what you ask, high quality and on time
- One-third will do what you ask, but they need a few reminders
- One-third will not follow-through on your requests
Each year, you do what you do to thank all of your volunteers, and you invite the two-thirds who did what you asked to volunteer again next year. Then, you recruit new volunteers to fill out the roster.
Over time, you build a strong corps of loyal, trustworthy volunteers.