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109 – When a Scarcity Mentality Becomes a Habit

May 9, 2024 Episode #109: When a Scarcity Mentality Becomes a Habit  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, host Tobi Johnson discusses the widespread issue of scarcity mentality within the nonprofit sector and how it limits organizations' ability to grow and engage volunteers effectively. [...]

108 – Definition of a Volunteer – Why It Matters to Be Precise

May 2, 2024 Episode #108: Definition of a Volunteer - Why It Matters to Be Precise  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson delves into the nuanced and often overlooked topic of clearly defining a volunteer and why it matters to be precise. [...]

107 – Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2024!

April 25, 2024 Episode #107: Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2024!  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson celebrates National Volunteer Week 2024, and shares insights into the history and significance of volunteerism! Tobi also highlights the challenges facing the nonprofit sector, including a [...]

106 – Smarter Volunteer Program Assessment

April 18, 2024 Episode #106: Smarter Volunteer Program Assessment  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson shares insightful tips on how to create smarter volunteer program assessments, without the need for expensive external consultants. Tobi discusses the importance of learning from assessments to [...]

105 – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteer Managers

April 11, 2024 Episode #105: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Volunteer Managers  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson explores the seven habits that make volunteer managers highly effective, inspired by Stephen Covey's famous book 'The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.'    [...]

104 – The WOW! Volunteer Experience

April 4, 2024 Episode #104: The WOW! Volunteer Experience  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson discusses the importance of providing a wow volunteer experience. She emphasizes that beyond traditional methods of appreciation, designing a well-run program plays a crucial role in volunteer [...]

103 – Win-Win Community Service Projects

March 28, 2024 Episode #103: Win-Win Community Service Projects  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation, Tobi Johnson discusses how you can create win-win community service projects, and delves into the different types of community service, outlining effective strategies for designing quality projects, and maintaining good [...]

102 – 3 Keys to an Irresistible Volunteer Offer

March 21, 2024 Episode #102: 3 Keys to an Irresistible Volunteer Offer  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi shares the 3 keys to an irresistible volunteer offer. Tobi highlights the need for organizations to align with the anticipatory and excited headspace of new [...]

101 – Tap the Power of Psychological Contracts with Pam Kappelides

March 14, 2024 Episode #101: Tap the Power of Psychological Contracts with Pam Kappelides  In this episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi invites Pam Kappelides onto the show to talk about the power of psychological contracts and its critical importance in understanding and managing volunteer [...]

100 – Fan Faves from 100 Volunteer Nation Episodes

March 7, 2024 Episode #100: Fan Faves from 100 Volunteer Nation Episodes In the 100th episode of the Volunteer Nation podcast, Tobi Johnson takes a moment to reflect on the journey of creating 100 Volunteer Nation Episodes since its start on April 11, 2022. To celebrate, [...]

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