Category Archives: Recruiting

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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Two Opportunities in April to Hear Tom McKee Speak on Engaging the New Breed Volunteer 

If you live in Texas or western New York, I will be presenting the challenge and opportunity of engaging a whole new breed of volunteers who are changing how we recruit and empower volunteers. Tyler, Texas — April 16 Buffalo/Albany … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Change, You Could Be Out of Business in the Near Future

In 2002 when I created Volunteer Power, I was convinced that if non-profits did not catch up to 21st century leadership strategies, they would be out of business in a few years.  And I believe it even more today. For … Continue reading

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When “Yes” Means “No”

My son Jonathan (co-author of The New Breed) and I just spent nine days in Kampala, Uganda, training leaders from the university, youth organizations and churches on how to engage volunteers. These leaders were full of hope and passion, and … Continue reading

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Generational Issues Just Won’t Go Away

How would you have responded to these comments and questions that I have received in the past few months? A young 20-something millennial director of volunteers stayed after the workshop and waited until we were alone, and then she said … Continue reading

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