A painfully familiar reality for today’s nonprofit and business leaders is understaffing. My clients complain about it all the time. “I don’t have enough people on staff to get our work done.” “If I had better people who could be more efficient with their time, I wouldn’t always feel so feel pressured and stressed.”

An organization is only as good as the people who work there. That’s true if they’re full-time employees or volunteers. The only problem is that when you’re trying to bring in volunteers, one of the biggest carrots companies use to pull in high-quality people – namely financial compensation – isn’t available.