Quiz On Nonprofit Organization

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Organization Quizzes & Trivia

Today's nonprofit challenge: Do more with less. Instead, why not do more with more? Find out how, even today, nonprofits are outperforming their peers, having greater impact, and returning up to six times their investment -- with more volunteers. Nonprofits that are Service Enterprises are already doing it. Is yours?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Are volunteers welcome to serve in well-defined roles across all functions of your organization?
    • A. 

      Yes, volunteer serve in well-defined roles across all functions of our organization.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, some functions of the organization welcome volunteers, but others do not and volunteers roles vary accordingly.

    • C. 

      No, volunteers serve in isolated/ill-defined roles or are rarely engaged by our organization.

  • 2. 
    Does your organization engage volunteers in ways that increase the capacity and impact of your organization?
    • A. 

      Yes, volunteers play critical roles in increasing our organizational capacity and impact.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, a portion of our volunteers are involved in roles that increase the capacity and impact of our organization.

    • C. 

      No, volunteers are generally involved in secondary roles that do not directly increase the capacity or impact of our organization.

  • 3. 
    Is volunteer engagement viewed as a key strategy to meet organizational goals by the executive director, management team and board of directors?
    • A. 

      Yes, the executive director, management team and board of directors actively support volunteer engagement as a strategy to meet organizational goals.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, the executive director, management team and board of directors generally support our volunteer program.

    • C. 

      No, the executive director, management team and board of directors do not value the role volunteers play in supporting our organizational goals.

  • 4. 
    Does your organization seek volunteers based on organizational priorities?
    • A. 

      Yes, our volunteer needs are based on organizational priorities and we seek volunteers to fill those roles.

    • B. 

      Depends, sometimes we define our volunteer positions based on organizational needs, but often we make do with the volunteers we can find.

    • C. 

      No, our volunteer positions are not organized around organizational priorities, we make do with whatever volunteers we can find.

  • 5. 
    Does your organization invest (both time and money) in managing volunteers to the same degree that it invests in managing paid staff?  
    • A. 

      Yes, we invest in both paid staff and volunteers through effective recruitment/screening, orientation, ongoing support/training and recognition.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, we invest some organizational resources in volunteers, but not at the same level as paid staff.

    • C. 

      No, we invest little, if any, resources in managing volunteers.

  • 6. 
    Does your organization have a budget devoted to support volunteer involvement?
    • A. 

      Yes, we have a budget devoted to effectively involving volunteers in the organization.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, we have a budget to involve volunteers, but it isn't always enough to do it effectively.

    • C. 

      No, we do not have a budget to support volunteer involvement in our organization.

  • 7. 
    Does your organization provide training for paid staff in how to effectively work with volunteers?  
    • A. 

      Yes, all paid staff members working with volunteers receive training.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, many of the paid staff members working with volunteers have received training, but not all.

    • C. 

      No, our organization does not provide training in volunteer engagement practices.

  • 8. 
    Is your organization using technology and online communications tools to engage and manage volunteers?
    • A. 

      Yes, we use a variety of online tools and technology to effectively engage and manage volunteers.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, we have some systems in place, but there is room for improvement.

    • C. 

      No, we have limited or no online systems in place to effectively engage volunteers.

  • 9. 
    How many volunteers does your organization typically engage over the course of a year?
    • A. 

      We regularly engage more than 50 volunteers a year.

    • B. 

      Quite a few, somewhere between five and 50.

    • C. 

      Not many, probably less than five -- if any at all.

  • 10. 
    Does your organization routinely use organized feedback to improve your volunteer management and engagement strategies and practices?
    • A. 

      Yes, we solicit feedback from various stakeholder groups and use it to improve our practices.

    • B. 

      Somewhat, collected feedback is sometimes used to assess and improve our practices.

    • C. 

      No, our organization does not routinely gather feedback about our practices.