Converting good intentions in to greater impact

Research

In Pursuit of Impact

By Season Eckardt, coordinator of the Bank of America Fellows Program, Reimagining Service - Similarly, the TCC Group discovered that there is a wide range of returns on investment from volunteers. The decisive factor is the level of adoption rate of volunteer engagement practices. For instance, if your organization engages 1-10 volunteers on an annual basis and you have a basic volunteer engagement model (at a 25% rate of adoption of volunteer engagement practices), you will receive a return of $1,000 on those volunteers. As your organization deepens and grows its practices up to the 75% adoption level, the return steadily grows to $3,000. This trend continues up to $10,000 of return. So, if your organization continues to invest in volunteers, you get more in return.