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We all work hard to find, engage, motivate, and retain volunteers and there are hundreds of ways to do this. But, what ultimately makes a volunteer choose your organization? Their emotional brain and its effect on the volunteer emotions. The primitive and emotional brain is what triggers empathy and develops a person's willingness to help. So, how can we tap into that emotional brain? There are six things that stimulate the brain and by using tactics that directly stimulate these areas, you can reach volunteers on an emotional level [...]
In his book Cognitive Surplus, internet expert Clay Shirkey shares an inspired view of the digital age, where our online [...]
A volunteer position description probably isn't the highlight of your volunteer induction process. Let's face it. They tend to be [...]
Tobi recently did a webinar about budgeting for volunteer program leaders and she raised some great questions to ask as [...]
Here's a great new tool! I will be the first to admit that I am not a graphic designer. Having [...]
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