Tag: <span>Independent Sector</span>

Volunteer value is rich and diverse, yet we tend not to report volunteer value beyond numbers, hours, and dollars. The flyer above (downloadable version here) is a new companion piece to my annual blog about using wage replacement rates for volunteer value. It outlines the benefits and limitations of these rates, such as the one…

Reflecting and Learning Volunteer Impact

In honor of National Volunteer Month, Independent Sector’s financial value of a volunteer hour is now live for 2024. This financial value is just one of many ways to track and report volunteer contributions. Check out an updated version of my annual blog (now living on its own web page): Value of a Volunteer Hour:…

Volunteer Impact

Making the Invisible Visible Volunteer Impact Volunteer Worth

Making the Invisible Visible Volunteer Impact Volunteer Worth

Reflecting and Learning Volunteer Impact

“Our lot as human beings dealing with a complex, multi-dimensional and paradoxical world, is that our knowledge can do no more than create a weak and rather uni-dimensional representation of that world.” Gareth Morgan   It’s that time of year: National Volunteer Month. It also happens to be the season when Independent Sector (IS) releases…

Volunteer Worth

Volunteers and the volunteer function are often overlooked in organizations. One reason is how we report on their work. Too often, the “value” that volunteers bring to organizations is reduced to their numbers, hours served, and an assigned dollar value for their time. These statistics are front and center in annual reports on service from…

Volunteer Worth