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In it for Event Success
Going The Distance: Recruiting and Retaining Quality Endurance Race Volunteers

An endurance event is an investment of time, talent and financial resources, and represents the combined effort of excited athletes, willing sponsors and generous donors — but it all starts with your volunteers. Your endurance event won't endure past the first year without their help. Going from inaugural to successful annual event requires the return of loyal volunteers with enthusiasm and dedication to your cause. Prioritizing volunteers' value ensures that core of repeat volunteers calls you next year to sign up before you call them.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Sporting Event Management


4 Steps to Recruit Volunteers for a Successful Non-Profit Event

When you plan an event for a non-profit organization, having a recruitment strategy to get the best volunteers available is essential. Your volunteers are integral to your event's success, and a well-managed recruitment program helps ensure a high return on your event investments. So here are four steps to recruit volunteers for a successful non-profit event:

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Non-Profit Events


6 Strategies for Retaining Your Best Volunteers

Not all event volunteers are the same. The very best volunteers for your event are reliable, tech-savvy, eager to learn, and wonderfully adaptive to the public and to an environment with swiftly changing priorities. However, top volunteers have lots of options, and find what they're looking for elsewhere in a volunteer experience if they can't find it at yours. Here are five strategies for retaining your very best volunteers:

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


The Complete Guide- How to Recruit Volunteers for an Event

Great volunteers are the secret to a successful event. They give first and last impressions, so they make or break the event for which you've been planning all this time. So there's nothing's more important than a well-managed recruitment process. Read on to discover the complete guide for successful volunteer recruitment process.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Management


Push and Pull Approaches for Successful Volunteer Recruitment and Scheduling

Adopted from push and pull marketing, push and pull methods of recruitment and scheduling are two very different but valid ways of going about managing your volunteer teams for your event. Read on to learn more about push versus pull approaches to volunteer recruitment and scheduling. 

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Planning, Event Management


7 Ways to Persuade People to Volunteer for Your Event

Today's volunteers look for great experiences and meaningful engagement when they give away their time. So make it clear from the moment you launch your online recruiting campaigns that those are precisely the benefits your volunteers will find. Below we've provided seven specific ways to persuade people to volunteer for your event. And if you follow even some of these suggestions, you'll be able to attract a top-notch pool of highly motivated and dedicated volunteers.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


Are You Asking Too Much of Your Volunteers?

Your volunteers are ready to go! It's tempting to pass out assignments like candy until you get it all off your plate. Before you add that "Would you also...?", keep this question in mind: if you're not paying these people, what's an appropriate workload? Your event volunteers are there to help, out of the goodness of their hearts, and that's not something anybody wants to ignore. Find a balance and make sure you don't ask too much of the people who are helping you make your event run smoothly with these helpful tips.

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Team, Event Planning, Event Management


How Many Event Volunteers Should You Recruit? A Step-By-Step Process.

Deciding how many volunteers are needed for an event seems like a complicated process at times. It's difficult to know where to begin, especially with a thousand other things on your mind when it comes to running your event. Knowing the numbers needed, while seemingly overwhelming, is boiled down here to a few important factors that work as guidelines to reach the accurate estimate you need.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


How to Recruit Skilled & Dedicated Volunteers for Your Event (Like a Pro!)

When recruiting staff and volunteers to run an event you've poured your heart into, finding high-quality of assistance is key. Hours of work and endless energy goes down the drain at an event that is improperly staffed by those who lack drive, focus, motivation, or training. Filtering through those you don't need in order to find the diamonds in the rough is difficult, so we've put together a few tips that will help in your sorting endeavors.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


Avoid the Growing Pains: 5 Ideas for Scaling Up Your Event Team

It's happening: Your event is officially growing, and it's time to scale up your business. The best place to start is to expand your event team. Up until recently, you were able to rely on your in-house staff, but now you need to do public outreach and start recruiting. Luckily, this process is easier than ever.

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


5 Tips on Event Staff Scheduling


The not-so-fun event jobs are the ones that usually get left to the last minute. Scheduling staff and volunteers is a task that many event planners procrastinate on. However, to do it successfully, it needs to be planned out well ahead of time. We've prepared 5 tips to help you stop procrastinating and start scheduling!

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Topics: Volunteer/Staff Recruitment


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