Category Archives: Books

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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“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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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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The Graying of Volunteers: We Are Back for Your Revolution

Who are these people who are saying, “Just ask me and I’ll sign up”? We are Boomers. Why are we ready to sign up? We were the volunteer revolutionaries of the 60’s and we are back.  The word revolution comes … Continue reading

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Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook:  Fully Integrating Online Service into Volunteer Involvement—by Jayne Cravens and Susan J Ellis A review by Thomas McKee Finally, someone has put together a comprehensive guide to virtual volunteering—and actually much more. Just as the … Continue reading

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WINNERS POSTED! SEE BOTTOM OF POST For those of you really paying attention to your email last week, you might have noticed my new article about generational issues arrived in your inbox… twice. Sorry for the mistake. We are upgrading and using … Continue reading

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