Imagine you called your bank and they did not answer.
What if you dropped off your car for service and they did not tell you when the car was done?
Could you imagine submitting an insurance claim and receiving no response?
If that happened to me, I would be shopping for a new bank, car dealer, and insurance company.
But what if we got one?
What if the non-profit called us up later and told us just how our contribution was used? I think I would feel pretty awesome.
But for now I will not know that feeling.
Today I volunteered at sparked.com. Along with several others, I gave my advice on how to increase traffic to their blog. Even if I get a thank you I probably will not ever know what changes they made. I will not know if I made an impact.
Realizing an opportunity might have arisen, I dashed off an email to sparked.com with my thoughts.
I asked them, “Help the non-profits give the volunteers feedback.” It could be a week later, or maybe a month, but help us know more.
We will see if I get a response.
Gave some blogging advice to the Tennyson Center For Children through the awesome website sparked.com. Then followed up with sparked about making it easier for the non-profits to give volunteers more feedback on the impact they are making.