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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

In my volunteer value workshops, participants snap a picture of one slide more than any other: the iceberg. It seems to capture what many of us struggle to put into words. What is visible about volunteer value is small compared to all the ways that volunteers add value. The iceberg image also helps reveal the…

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Making the Invisible Visible Volunteer Impact Volunteer Worth

One of the best parts of writing a blog is finding like-minded colleagues on the other side of clicking “publish”. This year, I was delighted that some readers reached out with an email or phone call. Some wanted to dig into or question a blog topic. Others just wanted to share that it was good…

Reflecting and Learning Volunteer Impact

Behind every annual report touting the number of hours that volunteers serve is a host of staff harassing gently reminding those volunteers to submit their time sheets. Tracking volunteer hours inflicts pain ranging from annoyance to misery and does so across sectors and role. Volunteer Directors, Corporate Social Responsibility Managers, Service Learning Coordinators, and the…

Reflecting and Learning Volunteer Impact

Making the Invisible Visible Volunteer Impact Volunteer Worth

1 Abandon numbers and dollars when describing volunteer value. In folk tales, when a gift is counted or priced, it loses its magic.1 2 Remember that you cannot measure everything that matters, especially when it comes to community and volunteerism. As William Bruce Cameron puts it, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not…

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