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8 Time Saving Tips You Need to Try to Beat Overwhelm

If you’re like most volunteer program administrators, you “wear many hats.” The constant need to multi-task is a critical issue that needs to be addressed. But, given the current economic climate and budget shortfalls, it’s not likely that help is on the horizon. To succeed in this environment, we may need to work smarter, not harder.

By |2019-11-26T20:37:11+00:00November 24th, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

A How to Guide on Leading with Gratitude

A How to Guide on Leading with Gratitude Last week, I was the lucky beneficiary of several expressions of gratitude from clients and friends. Their heartfelt thank you notes and intention of leading with gratitude really helped lift my spirits during an otherwise tough week. Their generosity also got me thinking about the power of gratitude. [...]

By |2019-11-25T18:01:27+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Volunteer Retention Tips That Will Keep Them Coming Back for More

Volunteer Retention Tips That Will Keep Them Coming Back for More All volunteers need some sort of training.  In fact, training has a big impact on your organization's volunteer retention rate.  According to “Volunteer Management Practices and Retention of Volunteers,” a study by the Urban Institute, “Charities that say they have adopted to a large [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:00:56+00:00November 9th, 2019|Volunteer Experience|1 Comment

Businesses and Nonprofits Alike Struggle to Engage Communities

The other day I was reading the Five Challenges Facing Marketing, a Harvard Business Review blog post by David Aaker who’s an author and brand marketing expert. I’m always curious what the business world is doing, partly because it helps me grow my own small enterprise, but also because I almost always find something I can re-purpose for nonprofits. This time was no different. The other day I was reading the Five Challenges Facing Marketing, a blog post by David Aaker. As I read his prophetic insider’s view on what’s troubling marketers, I had a surprising revelation -- businesses are struggling with some of the very same issues nonprofits grapple with.

By |2019-11-27T19:37:58+00:00November 4th, 2019|Volunteer Management|1 Comment