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Thank you for taking the time to view this tutorial on recruiting and engaging volunteers online. Remember, these tools are all available at little or no cost. They offer unique options for reaching an extended network of potential volunteers. If you communicate with your staff and volunteers and take the time to research which tool is best for you, you can make the most of online recruiting.

These web tools are low-cost and relatively simple online recruiting options.

Thank you for taking the time to watch this tutorial. The online recruitment tools reviewed here were selected because they are either low- or no-cost, web-based, require no programming or advanced technical skill, and fit the needs of many nonprofits.

Here’s a summary of the tools reviewed.

Remember, you can use the comparison and report card spreadsheets for an at-a-glance look at the features, benefits, and drawbacks of each tool. (For your reference, here they are again: the report card and comparison table.)

In summary:

Facebook group pages: Easy to use, but requires motivated staff to keep pages updated.

Meetup: Less intimidating and intense than Facebook, but the organizer must pay fees.