Truth: volunteer programs have fun with strategic plans (AND reach their goals)

Want to increase volunteer retention? Here’s how to do it and enjoy the process
Let’s start the New Year by taking a show of hands. How many of you subscribe to this belief?

Creating a strategic plan for a volunteer program is a waste of time. It’s an abstract document, created to please leadership, and destined to gather dust on a shelf.

I’m seeing a lot of hands raised for this virtual poll. In volunteer management, where we are doers who spend our time getting things done, it may be hard to believe that creating a strategic plan is worth the time spent to create it. Even if your team begins the process with a lot of energy, how do you motivate your team to keep going as other demands eventually take priority? And is it even worth the effort? It’s Doable…

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