Posted 2 months ago
I'm not sure if this is just my imagination or actually a trend I see in the way volunteers work for my charity. I am actually the CEO although I'm an unpaid volunteer until we land some funding.
I find volunteers, perhaps 10 so far, via Reach Volunteer and have had some significant work done by them on a project basis. I set up zoom meetings with them and discuss the task at hand - generally marketing and graphic design at this point. They start out well and produce some good stuff and we get about 80 to 90% of the way to the goal, but then it seems to tail off and they lose interest, become difficult to get hold of etc etc.
Is this normal, i.e. they don't like the last nitty-gritty bits once they've done the interesting stuff? Or should I be providing more input? I find it difficult to provide a clear-cut roadmap or task specification I guess, because I'm not an expert in their fields and often the end result that I want only occurs to me once I've had significant time to mull it over - often 2 or 3 weeks.
Can anyone spot what I'm doing wrong or offer some tips?
I'm thinking of dangling another job in front of them as a carrot, but fear they will never wrap up the previous one properly if we start on something else.