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All you want to do is ensure no one goes to bed hungry • children live their lives

free of abuse • justice is available to all • people have a warm home • medical needs are met • every animal

finds their forever home • art, song and creativity

are infused in the fabric of our community • no one is bullied • our rivers and air are clean...

but your reality is

Do More with less.

and “just get some volunteers to do it.”

And even if



was the only

hat you wore you would still wish someone could help spread the word about your cause, find more people who care and keep them once they join you. Hands On Asheville-Buncombe the volunteer center of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Visibility • Promotion • People • resources Time and time again we see that volunteers end up becoming the greatest champions of an organization or cause. On a practical level, bringing in a volunteer can help you accomplish a specific and real task. But getting the word out about your volunteer opportunities also lets the greater community understand your work and the issues you address, all the while allowing you to recruit new champions.

Our Visibility Will Get You Visibility We get the word out about volunteer projects in our community. Some key stats about our reach: Newsletter Each month our newsletter is sent out to 3,200 people. In just one year, 10 percent of the pages viewed on our Web site originated from our newsletter. That is close to 10,000 page views!



Do you know what are the top two links within our newsletter? The Project Calendar and Skills and Interests Search tools. total site page views

Social Media We are growing our Facebook presence. Take a look at the 3rd quarter of 2012 - we are talking about your projects on these posts and people are coming to our Web site to learn more and sign up.

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Web site When you list your projects on our site they get a lot of visibility from our local promotions, including those listed above. And because we are a Hands On affiliate, your projects are also promoted on a national level. So just how many people are coming to our site? 20,090 VISITS were made by 12,299 unique visitors. Web visibility is key. In the last year, 123 Agencies/Programs listed 300 unique volunteer opportunities, which generated almost 4,000 connections back to your programs.

Hands On Asheville-Buncombe

s • Professional Development • Retention Day of Caring

This is the largest, one-day volunteer effort in our community. Our access to companies and our volunteer coordination brings more than 1,000 people to your sites to engage in projects big and small. A few key facts:

• Day of Caring is open to Premium Partners. • 97% of volunteers said they had a positive experience and would sign up to volunteer with the same nonprofit again.

• 100% of company coordinators said they have a positive experience and would sign up with the same nonprofit again.

• For the last several years we’ve arranged numerous “bigger than normal”

projects that infused company resources and dollars that would not have happened otherwise - including installation of drainage ditches and significant landscaping materials.

Let’s be honest. It’s the rare occurrence when the only task a Volunteer Coordinator has is volunteer coordination. Usually this role is an add-on component to the Fundraiser/Communications/Intake or Program Coordinator tasks (or all of the above).

Training Opportunities

Let us help you grow your staff and your volunteer programs. Among the topics we may include in our upcoming Professional Development series: • Design a staff training: working with volunteers • Volunteer Program Assessment • Design Volunteer Descriptions • Volunteer Recruitment, Interviewing, Supervision, and Training • Program Evaluation • Risk Management and Liability • Volunteer On the back of this brochure Recognition • Recruitment using the Hands On view the full list of benefits Asheville-Buncombe Web site

Join Us!

associated with your Hands On Asheville-Buncombe partnership.

can help you achieve great things.


Program Partnership Options Basic Premium Super User Free


Receive Agency Exclusive E-Newsletter Be listed in online partner directory Attend free networking socials/trainings Partner to create “Flex” projects Benefit from Hands On managed group projects as available. Receive group and corporate referrals for one-day “specialty” projects. Post your volunteer opportunities on Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Web site with your logo on organization page. Be invited to participate in Day of Caring. Be featured as a Partner on Web site’s Sponsorship page. Post your holiday volunteer & donation opportunities on Web site and receive additional publicity. Receive 10 percent discount on Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Volunteer Management Trainings. Access the administrative functions of the Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Web site to confirm and track volunteer hours. Highlight one volunteer project on the Hands On Asheville-Buncombe home page and enewsletter for one month. Highlight one outstanding volunteer on the Hands On Asheville-Buncombe home page for one month (same month as above). Receive recognition gift for the highlighted outstanding volunteer (as above). Receive one free volunteer management training per calendar year. Include your events in posts on the Hands On Asheville-Buncombe Facebook page.

1-3 Programs: $50 Premium, Plus $100 4-6 Programs: $100 (per agency) Limited 7+ Programs: $150 to 12 agencies/yr.

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Questions about any part of the Partner Program? Email or call 828 239-1033

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Partnering With Hands On Asheville-Buncombe  

Learn about the benefits of becoming a partner organization with Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the volunteer center of United Way of Ashevill...

Partnering With Hands On Asheville-Buncombe  

Learn about the benefits of becoming a partner organization with Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, the volunteer center of United Way of Ashevill...