Category Archives: Recruiting

A National Gathering with an Important Purpose 

My friend Susan Ellis over at Energize asked me to post this news release, and I’m happy to do so because if you’re like me you’re always on the lookout for some quality volunteer engagement events and workshops. This would … Continue reading

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Recruiting Tips to Build Your Dream Team

“In my head, we are already there.” Those are the words Al Harrison (Kevin Costner) said in the movie Hidden Figures, when referring to NASA sending a man to the moon. He had a vision to see men in space, … Continue reading

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The 2 “Football Basics” of Volunteer Engagement

Fall is different things to different people. To parents it’s back to school. To me the lazy days of summer are over, and I have kick off my sandals and start wearing shoes again. To my son Jonathan and his … Continue reading

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Hard-to-recruit Volunteers

How to Recruit Door-to-door Political Campaign Volunteers… and Other Hard-to-recruit Volunteers On the first day of the Democratic convention Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren challenged the delegates to mobilize teams to go door-to-door and campaign for Hillary Clinton. Yes… door-to-door! … Continue reading

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Turn a “No” Into a “Yes”

The Simple Task of Framing You just made a pitch to a potential volunteer who would be perfect on your planning team… but she said, “No.” You went to all the trouble to set up a lunch meeting with the … Continue reading

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“Mobilizing the Power and Passion of A New Breed of Volunteer” by a Father/Son Team

It is rare that you hear both of the McKees at the same conference. The County of Maui, Volunteer Center is presenting a workshop on January 29 from 8 am to 4 pm at the King Kamehameha Club House featuring the father … Continue reading

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Effective Marketing to the 62.5% Who Volunteer— But Not for Organizations

They’ll help a neighbor, plan a block party or organize a local softball game.  They volunteer, but they won’t volunteer for any organization.  According to the Volunteering and Civil Life in America, 2014 report, 62.5% of people living in the … Continue reading

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How To Keep the Volunteer Motivated

Although volunteers are passionate, volunteerism requires a great deal of motivation to keep the passion alive. The 21st century new breed volunteer has a lot of distractions, and as leaders we constantly face the challenge of keeping the volunteer motivated … Continue reading

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The Why, Who and How of Empowering Volunteers — The Ripple Effect of Influence

“If we want to have an impact—a ripple effect impact—we have to quit managing and embrace empowerment.” In The New Breed we keep stating that empowerment is one of the most essential leadership skills to engage the 21st century volunteer.  … Continue reading

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How To Manage the Pressure to Use Youth Volunteers When They So Often Can Be A pain

Seven tips for a win/win youth volunteer service project Global Youth Services Day is upon us (April 17-19)  which brings up the question that I was recently asked in a conference, “Can you give us any hints about working with youth … Continue reading

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