Finally, a practical, down-to-earth guide that offers real advice on solving your volunteer shortage. Whether yours is a large international association or a local food pantry, volunteers are the lifeblood of your organization. You rely on volunteers to carry out projects, head up task forces, coordinate events and eventually become the future leaders of your organization. Just as an airline must understand the needs and desires of its customers or lose them to another carrier, you must understand and meet the needs of your volunteers, or they will take their time and talents to someone else who will. Volunteers: How to Get Them, How to Keep Them outlines 12 fundamental needs of volunteers and clearly spells out how to meet those needs. Rich with examples and useful tools, this book is a quick read that you will find yourself referencing again and again. Find out how to: Compete for volunteers Recruit the best person for the job Ensure projects are completed on time Equip new volunteers to hit the ground running Manage volunteers (versus managing employees) Fire a volunteer Keep your best volunteers coming back . . . and more! The perfect gift for your favorite nonprofit and the perfect reference book for every volunteer, volunteer officer, board member, committee chair, local leader and paid staff in all types of nonprofits Trade associations Professional societies Business and civic organizations Charitable organizations Alumni associations Religious and community organizations Education and research foundations A must for every leader in your organization!