RecruitingVolunteers ReportCard by 9PW3wT

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									       Recruiting Volunteers
                                                                                                                                         Administrator User Skill    Time for          Time for
               Product                 Cost                   Key Benefits                         Key Drawbacks              Security
                                                                                                                                          Skill Level   Level         Setup          Maintenance

                                                                                         ● Requires motivated staff and
                                                  ○ Easy to use
       Facebook                                                                          volunteers to keep the Facebook                                                             4-5 hours per
       www.facebook.com
                                       Free       ○ Viral marketing
                                                                                         group going
                                                                                                                                Low          ♦♦♦           ♦♦♦       2-4 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                         week
                                                  ○ Connect with younger volunteers
                                                                                         ● Caution with affiliations
                                                      ○ Targeted groups of potential
                                                      volunteers (volunteer clubs, young
                                                      professionals clubs, etc.)
                                     $12 per month                                           ● Requires motivated staff and
       Meetup.com                                     ○ Can recruit new volunteers and                                                                                               1-2 hours per
       www.meetup.com
                                      (for 6 month
                                                      organize activities for current
                                                                                             volunteers to keep the meetup group      Low         ♦♦♦         ♦♦     2-4 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                         week
                                      subscription)                                          going
                                                      volunteers
                                                      ○ Easy to allow volunteers to organize
                                                      meet-up groups
                                                                                             ● Requires motivated staff and
                                                      ○ Targeted groups of potential         volunteers to keep the meetup group
                                        Free with     volunteers (volunteer clubs, young     going
                                                                                                                                                                     2-4 hours
       VolunteerMatch                501(c)3 status professionals clubs, etc.)               ● Application process that takes                                                         1 hour per
       www.volunteermatch.org         (must submit ○ Can recruit new members and             time working with VolunteerMatch to
                                                                                                                                     None         ♦♦          ♦♦    (after initial
                                                                                                                                                                                        week
                                                                                                                                                                    application)
                                       application) organize activities for current          set up yourself as organization
                                                      volunteers                             (must be 501(c)3) and then setting
                                                                                             up your organization profile
                                                      ○ Easy to use
       Craigslist                                                                            ● Only helps with recruitment;                                                           1 hour per
       www.craigslist.org
                                          Free        ○ Proven successful for other MCP
                                                                                             doesn't assist with activity planning
                                                                                                                                     None         ♦♦          ♦♦       1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                                        week
                                                      grantees
       SECURITY RATINGS:                                                                     SKILL LEVEL RATINGS:
       None: Open to the public                                                              ♦: Comfortable using Microsoft Word and Email
       Low: Not appropriate for client sensitive or confidential materials                   ♦♦: Comfortable surfing the Web
       High: Appropriate for client sensitive or confidential materials                      ♦♦♦: Comfortable posting content to sites such as Facebook, MySpace
                                                                                             ♦♦♦♦: Comfortable subscribing to RSS feeds, commenting on blogs
                                                                                             ♦♦♦♦♦: Comfortable using Web tools or building Web sites




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