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For questions primarily relating to volunteers, users that perform actions in a community without compensation. Volunteers can refer to users at any level - users, moderators or administrators.

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how do I start a non-profit?

I'm 14 years old and I want to become a psychologist. I love helping with whatever I can. I volunteer at my local library and volunteer on food drives. I want to inspire and affect people's lives in a ...
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Most volunteers provide me their images for acknowledgement. How should those without image be handled?

I have a project and have several retired and current volunteers. I ask all volunteers to send me their images so I can put them in the acknowledgement page. However some don't reply me (who are also ...
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How can I organically make sure that interested folks are included in volunteer tasks?

I'm part of an organization that meets monthly to plan activities. Each activity has several sub parts (one person plans the food, another plans the music, etc). The group is pretty good at making ...
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How and where to find a good community manager? [closed]

What are the criteria for being a good community manager? What expectations can you have from a good community manager? Where is the best place to look for someone to manage a starting community? Do ...
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How to reach tech talent interested in developing countries?

I work with a nonprofit called Alter Global that supports tech entrepreneurs across the developing world by connecting them to global talent, capital, and networks. We're rolling out a Tech Fellows ...
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What reasons make enthusiastic members not being active?

I am a novice in community building, and am managing a group of ~8 volunteers for a nonprofit plan that I initiated. The group is running via Facebook chat. I understand that leader should be active, ...
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How can I encourage people to take on leadership roles in a new interest group?

In my neighborhood, there is a grocery store that has fallen into disrepair and is the subject of frequent complaints and discussion by neighbors on our private social network. The most recent ...
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Should you post irrelevant post in fan page?

I work for a volunteer project and help them run their fan page. There is advice that if your project doesn't have any updates, post something interesting so that the fans won't forget you. However, I ...
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Should the avatar of an organization in social networks be its logo?

I have been promoted to an admin position of a Facebook page of a volunteer organization. One thing that surprises me, is that none of the avatars of the page are the logo. I will show some of them ...