For nonprofit organizations, working with skilled volunteers on pro bono projects isn’t your typical volunteer engagement. These projects take lots of advance planning, careful selection of the right skilled volunteer for the job, and a unique type of management throughout the entire process to make sure you’re communicating with your internal team and volunteers appropriately. But the extra effort is well worth it.
If you are considering working with a pro bono consulting volunteer, use these five tips for great project management to ensure success:
- Be prepared to invest time
- Act like a paying client
- Be proactive about internal team communications
- Create space for volunteers to share