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RECRUITING

AND RETENTION

  • EFFECTIVE WEB SITE NUMBERS
  • WHO ARE THOSE GEN XER'S?
  • CAN YOU REDUCE THAT VOLUNTEER TURNOVER?



EFFECTIVE WEB SITE NUMBERS

If you are contemplating using your Web site to communicate here are some numbers to check out before you send out that Web address.


WHO ARE THOSE GEN XER'S?

Fifty-one million Americans were born between 1964 and 1978. They were dubbed the Generation X. And the "slacker" stereotype was applied. There are widespread misconceptions about this generation. Increasingly these people are bristling at being classified by those old ideas. Here are the myths and why they aren't true.

One formula for working with Generation X volunteers is to view them less from stereotypes and more like the following list:

Generation X is most often likely to be:

    • Flexible
    • Comfortable with the latest technological advances
    • Entrepreneurial
    • Independent problem solvers
    • Day-to-Day value adders
    • Ready to adapt to change


CAN YOU REDUCE THAT VOLUNTEER TURNOVER?


DAILY POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD FORMS AVAILABLE

The Points of Light Foundation has forms available to nominate volunteers and volunteer organizations for the Daily Points of Light Award. It is designed recognize individuals and groups that demonstrate unique and innovative approaches to community volunteering and citizen action, with a strong emphasis on service focused on the goals for children and young people set by the Presidents Summit for American's Future.

The award is given five days a week, excluding holidays. If you would like nomination forms, contact Crystal
Hill at 202-729-8000.


1-800-VOLUNTEER

By calling 1-800-VOLUNTEER in the U.S., individuals can be connected to their local volunteer center. This is a national interactive call routing system designed to get volunteers connected to people who can help them volunteer.


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