Nonprofit Leadership and Management: How to Modernize Now Developing best-in-class nonprofit leadership and management skills may, at first glance, seem like an easy thing to do. Leadership development may seem like something that just “happens on its own,” without any support. Or, maybe you subscribe to the “born this way” philosophy. You believe that [...]
As promised in a recent post I’m sharing more thoughts on nonprofit leadership. Today’s post is based on my reading of Doing More with More: Putting Shared Leadership Into Practice, a Nonprofit Quarterly article. It offers a nice overview of the key ingredients needed to bring about collaborative leadership that in turn results in enhanced nonprofit capacity.
Our Top Volunteer Management Best Practice for the Year Ahead With 2022 (and maybe an end to COVID) just around the corner, which volunteer management best practices will you focus on? While it feels like there’s no end in sight to the current pandemic, there will, indeed, come an end to the endless lockdowns and shifting sands of [...]
Hiring? Essential Volunteer Coordinator Skills You Need for 2021 What are the essential volunteer coordinator skills for 2021? For today's world? Not last year or 10 years ago. For now? When I train nonprofit staff, I often get asked - what's the most important skill a volunteer manager needs to be successful? And I [...]
In 2013 I was awarded my CVA credential. Investing in my professional development and keeping my skills on point seemed to make sense. Here are some reasons why it may make sense for you, too.
If you're thinking about offering volunteer stipends, or allowing employees to volunteer, be sure you understand how labor laws might affect you. Here is a brief run down.
Crush Your Next Recognition Speech with These Volunteer Appreciation Quotes So, you’ve been asked to deliver remarks at your next volunteer recognition event and you're on the search for some decent volunteer appreciation quotes. Good news! Or you've got a pile of blank thank you notes on your desk and you’re running out [...]
Use a Volunteer Manager Interview Guide to Easily Hire the Best Leadership Candidate Is your nonprofit hiring for your volunteer services department? If you develop a volunteer manager interview guide, you’ll have a process for the way in which you conduct your interviews and identify quality candidates, With [...]
Volunteers and the Law: Legal Considerations for Your Nonprofit Many organizations are either unclear or unaware of how volunteers and the law intersect. This post walks you through all of the details. One caveat, though. While this post offers up general guidelines and source references, it is not intended to be legal advice. When creating or updating policies that concern volunteers and [...]
Fun Volunteer Teambuilding Activities That Will Keep Your Remote Team Engaged Many hands make light work, and multi-talented volunteers, working in independent teams, are simply unstoppable. But how do you make it all work so that you’re not stuck leading? How do you delegate essential tasks to teams and trust that things will get [...]