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Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Best Practices for Volunteer Retention

April 24, 2023 @ 11:20 am - 12:20 pm EDT

Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: Best Practices for Volunteer Retention
Jennifer Lawrence
Social work and volunteerism have been closely connected throughout history as each is rooted in service to others and their creation shares an intertwined beginning. While research is lacking around leadership in nonprofit, charity, and volunteer organizations, the connection between leadership behaviors and volunteer commitment significantly impacts volunteer service on both the domestic and international stages. As volunteerism rates are at historic lows, many aspects and populations in society rely on volunteers to provide necessary support and resources in order to survive.

This presentation examines how leadership behaviors impact volunteer commitment and how leaders of nonprofits can utilize a best practice framework to positively impact the volunteer experience to increase motivation and engagement. By closing this gap in research and providing context around leadership, nonprofit organizations can enhance effective leadership, improve culture and climate, and increase volunteer engagement and retention. Analyzing volunteer motivation to engage and commit to an organization as related and impacted by leadership behaviors provides insight into future direction for research and program implementation.
April 24, 2023 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM EDT



April 24, 2023
11:20 am - 12:20 pm EDT
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