Each month, BVU will send a newsletter to provide Northeast Ohio nonprofits with the information they need to succeed, including tips on board governance, upcoming opportunities, and current trends.
WHERE ARE THE VOLUNTEERS?
Northeast Ohio nonprofits are struggling to recruit volunteers.
Volunteerism in the United States has been decreasing steadily for the last decade, with the most significant drop seen between 2019 to 2021. However, 69% of individuals who volunteered in 2022 want to volunteer more hours and/or with more organizations in 2023.
Volunteers in Ohio are incredibly valuable, contributing billions of dollars annually to the Ohio economy. The value of a single volunteer hour in Ohio increased by almost eight percent in recent years and now stands at $29.17. Yet, Ohio is among the states with the largest drop in volunteerism.
As we enter Mental Health Month, BVU believes there is a connection between the drop in volunteerism and our current epidemic of loneliness and isolation, as reported by the U.S. Surgeon General. So how can your nonprofit encourage people to volunteer?
BVU strives to make volunteer recruitment easy for your nonprofit, from sourcing teams of volunteers from local businesses for direct service or skills-based volunteering to providing a platform to easily post volunteer opportunities.
Contact us to learn more about how we help your nonprofit.
WHAT WE'RE READING IN MAY
Nonprofits scramble for help amid dearth of volunteers – AP News
Value of Volunteer Time – Independent Sector
Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation – The U.S. Surgeon General
How We Connect: Hopeful and Helpful Data from Today’s Volunteers – Volunteer Match
Ten Ways to Expand Your Not-For-Profit’s Email List – Ciuni & Panichi
New to volunteering? A How-To-Guide to find the right fit – AP News
Nonprofits Struggle as Recession Signs Grow More Pronounced – The Chronicle of Philanthropy
13 Ways Nonprofit Leaders Can Actively Support Their Staff's Mental Health - Forbes
Addressing Burnout is Critical to the Social Sector’s Success – Urban Institute
How do you manage and prevent burnout and turnover in your nonprofit sector - LinkedIn
FREE VIRTUAL SEMINAR ON CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS
When it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a few seconds to destroy one, “managing the message” is a critical skill set for nonprofit professionals, lay leaders, and their attorneys.
This FREE virtual talk by nationally-recognized crisis management and communications specialist Bruce Hennes (CEO, Hennes Communications) focuses on a highly strategic approach to communicating during a variety of situations, enabling you to serve the needs of your clients, employees, members, and other stakeholders.
Crisis Communications and Management for Nonprofits
Thursday, June 15 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Virtual | FREE
LAST CHANCE - FREE NONPROFIT ASSISTANCE
Spend 60 minutes with a pro bono consultant on nonprofit insurance, employee engagement, communications, and more during the week of May 22.
Register for an Ask the Expert session by May 12!
Open Sessions Include:
Monday, May 22 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Monday, May 22 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Selecting a Software Package
Monday, May 22 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Wednesday, May 24 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Wednesday, May 24 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Habits of High Performing People and Teams
Wednesday, May 24 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Nonprofit Insurance Workshop
Thursday, May 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Insurance Open Q&A
Monday, May 22 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday, May 25 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CONGRATS TO BVU'S NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM GRADUATES
While our 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Advancement Program has come to a close, we think the content and connections will stay with the cohort long after their final session. We are so grateful to play a part in their journeys as nonprofit leaders!
To apply for next year's cohort, please contact Tricia Stevenson, Director, Leadership Advancement at email@example.com.
OUR IMPACT AT THE 2023 HOMELESS STAND DOWN
On April 22, 2023, BVU joined 401 volunteers and 81 providers to serve 766 guests hot meals, social services, haircuts, housing information, and much more.
The Homeless Stand Down embodies BVU's mission by connecting businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to strengthen our community.
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