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How to Create an Effective Volunteer Transition Plan

What do you think of when you think of the nonprofit volunteer lifecycle? For many, recruitment and engagement are the first things that come to mind. However, to ensure volunteer schedules and programs are optimized and run smoothly, it’s important to consider volunteer transitions as well.

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How to Turn Attendees into Ministry Volunteers

There is probably one idea as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in church ministry — how do we equip and empower more volunteers to get involved in the life and mission of our church? Before you have your next ministry fair, learn the three questions you need to consider when you're working to turn church attendees into ministry volunteers.

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The Beginner's Guide: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Ready to start a nonprofit? When getting started with your plan to create a nonprofit, consider some of the following steps as a guide to everything from writing your mission and vision statements to communicating with your people.

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The Secret to Recruiting Volunteers: Create Value

Whether you schedule volunteers, recruit them, or train them, any volunteer manager knows that getting new volunteers on board is difficult. So, what can you do to attract new volunteers? The answer is simple: create value. Consider some of the following ideas as you map out your recruitment efforts.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Communication Fresh

Communication is at the heart of any volunteer ministry. As a result, it’s important to engage volunteers by frequently sharing relevant information so they feel connected and informed. Discover five ideas to make sure every email you send to volunteers is engaging, personal, and fresh!

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VSP User Spotlight: Eno River Association

Rather than scanning through countless emails and crawling through spreadsheets, Carolee Helgesen, Volunteer Coordinator for the Eno River Association (ERA), has used Volunteer Scheduler Pro since 2012 to schedule over 500 volunteers for the Festival for the Eno in Durham, North Carolina each July.

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How to Design the Perfect Event Planning Checklist

Need help with planning a successful event? Check out our detailed, step-by-step post that will guide you to crafting a perfect checklist for your next event.

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MSP User Spotlight: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Like most schedulers, Pamela Smith of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church often found herself digging through spreadsheets and email chains to create ministry schedules. Her ongoing task was to coordinate 2-3 weekly Acolyte schedules for 12-36 Acolytes. After completing a schedule, Pamela found a postcard in the mail about Ministry Scheduler Pro, so she decided to give the MSP a try.

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The MSP Web Terminal: An Improved Mobile Experience

Notice a difference when checking your schedules from your mobile device? Read on to learn more about the new Ministry Scheduler Pro Web Terminal mobile experience changes and how you stand to benefit!

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How to Build an Online Community That People Actually Want to Join

Regardless of how diverse humans are, one thing is clear: we’re all social creatures. This makes communities — online or in-person — a powerful force in the world. Harnessing the power of community to build your business or brand takes time, but when done right, provides countless benefits.

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