Please, hire a professional photographer at least once a year to create beautiful images of your mission: renovated homes, families, smiling people, kids playing. In our world of Facebook and Pinterest (let alone your print newsletter and hand-written thank you notes), pictures still tell the story better than any sentence.
A volunteer is OK, but you’ll never know if what you’re getting is of the quality you need. Did you corral 20 people (the people who benefited from your program or volunteered at your event or donated to your cause) and then get photos you’re not proud to use?
Read this article, it’ll help. And then read part II.