Category Archives: volunteer management

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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How to Mobilize A Volunteer Dream Team

Of the many volunteer teams I have led,  three types of teams stand out. The dynamic, high capacity dream team The dysfunctional nightmare team The rather bland team in which members show up because they have to or for some guilt-driven … 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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The Check Engine Light of Volunteer Stress

How to Recognize and Respond to Volunteer Stress Warning Signs Stress has been called the disorder of the 21st century. In today’s economic climate companies are stretched thin and tensions are running high. Financial problems, personal relationships, children, and 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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