259 9 things the nonprofit sector can do
- Ask citizens to support specific events or programs, get their help as board members, or simply ask for their advice. 41% of “unengaged” citizens have not been asked.
- Structure volunteering opportunities to help people help – small projects, limited time commitments, and giving specific instructions on what to do.
- Utilize untapped potential by casting a wider net.
- Use talk radio as a way to spread the word about the work of your nonprofit.
- Invite a religious leader to serve on your board or to give advice on a project.
- Encourage and recognize employee volunteer involvement and leadership.
- Use your office as a place for meetings of community groups.
- Educate your employees and constituents about public policy issues because citizens get involved in issues they care about.
- Find ways to involve youth, who are not as involved as other groups. Listen to them. Provide training, mentoring, and skills building.