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9 Free Ways to Grow the Team For Your Nonprofit Organization

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A nonprofit organization’s team may include Volunteers, Interns, Community Service Workers and paid Employees. When you are a new nonprofit organization, relying mostly on donations, you are probably not able to add paid employees yet.


In this episode, let’s discuss the various ways you can find good talent to join your team. Some of these you probably already tried or have thought about. Hopefully, you will learn something new from this list of free resources.

LinkedIn – Create a company page, link it to your profile, and create a Job Post. Use one post for multiple positions. Put your email in the job posting to make life easier.

Facebook – Create a company page, link to your profile and create a job post. You can make as many job posts as you like on Facebook.


Instagram – Create a post and use relevant hashtags.

Handshake – The only all-in-one early talent recruiting platform connecting you to 12M+ students and alumni across 90% of the top educational institutions in the US (and growing) Visit the website to create your free account:

Volunteer Match – The most effective way to recruit highly qualified volunteers for your nonprofit. We match you with people who are passionate about and committed to your cause, and who can help when and where you need them.

Website – Create a Volunteer Opportunities page on your website. Spell out the type of responsibilities they may have. Very important: Be clear that this is an UN-paid opportunity (unless you are paying them).

Google Ads Grant – Create an Ad Set with three separate ads pointing to the page. Be sure to have a form to capture their info. MailChimp and HubSpot are great for this!

Community Foundation – These are awesome hubs of everything community and nonprofit resources. You can post the type of positions you need Volunteers for.

Chamber of Commerce – If you are a member of your local Chamber, you can create posts for special notifications.

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YouTube – If you know how to create videos… Great! If not, you can go to and pay around $15 for a 2-minute Explainer Video. You can use this across all platforms.

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