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Announcing: Our New Nonprofit Podcast!

Announcing: Our New Nonprofit Podcast! Wave goodbye to our Tobi Johnson and Associates blog and say hello to our new nonprofit podcast, Volunteer Nation! After literally years of planning (and procrastination), the my newest is finally ready for primetime. You may have already been listening to my Time + Talent Podcast with Jennifer Bennett [...]

How to Thrive in Changing Times: Two Key Shifts to Make in Your in Nonprofit Management 

How to Thrive in Changing Times: Two Key Shifts to Make in Your Nonprofit Management  We rarely think specifically about how we lead as nonprofit management professionals.    Our management models are as invisible to us as our own breathing.    The way we choose to manage and support our teams is either inadvertent or unconscious -- we manage [...]

By |2022-02-16T23:26:37+00:00January 27th, 2022|Volunteer Impact|1 Comment

How to Secure Funding for Your Volunteer Programs

How to Secure Funding for Your Volunteer Programs   We often get questions about where to find grant funding for volunteer programs.   After all, while volunteers may work for “free,” engaging and supporting them is not.  Despite this reality, grant funding that is directly earmarked for volunteer services is uncommon. With the notable exceptions of the Leighty Foundation and [...]

By |2021-12-23T17:54:01+00:00December 16th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Volunteer Teamwork for Better Results

Volunteer Teamwork for Better Results Looking to improve volunteer teamwork with staff to get things done? There may be something to learn from others who are crossing traditional boundaries in service of better outcomes. In healthcare, for example, traditional professional boundaries are being challenged. Interdisciplinary teams, made up of professionals from a variety of [...]

By |2021-11-18T14:12:21+00:00November 11th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|4 Comments

What Nine Days on a Boat Taught Me About Volunteer Team Development and Being a Leader

What Nine Days on a Boat Taught Me About Volunteer Team Development and Being a Leader  Volunteer team development can be tricky – we want our volunteers and employees to work in harmony.  But how do we pull it off?  Sometimes, it’s by reflecting on our own experiences.  I was both privileged and pushed [...]

By |2021-06-24T11:24:30+00:00May 20th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Do Volunteers Have a Role in Capacity Building for a Nonprofit Organization?

Do Volunteers Have a Role in Capacity Building for a Nonprofit Organization?  Capacity building for a nonprofit organization is defined as engaging in activities and developing processes that strengthen an organization’s ability to fulfill its mission. Activities might include strategic planning, updating communications strategies, technology upgrades, operational improvements, board development, and improving community and volunteer [...]

By |2021-05-21T14:02:04+00:00May 12th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

The Power of Intergenerational Volunteer Programs to Build Strong Communities

The Power of Intergenerational Volunteer Programs to Build Strong Communities  In addition to satisfying the psychological needs of participants and achieving the goals of nonprofit organizations, there are benefits to the community at large from intergenerational volunteer programs.   Intergenerational programs bring children and older adults together, with opportunities to interact and create relationships for [...]

By |2021-05-12T17:23:40+00:00April 29th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

The Value of Volunteerism: 5 Real Life Measures That Truly Count

The Value of Volunteerism: 5 Real Life Measures That Truly Count  According to research, there has been intense debate over whether and how to calculate the economic value of volunteerism, ever since the notion of assigning it economic value began in the 1960s.  Some have argued against quantification, citing the “statistical [...]

By |2021-04-30T15:40:33+00:00April 15th, 2021|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments
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