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Tobi helps nonprofit organizations improve performance and increase impact through the power of people.

Your Weekly Plan for Managing Virtual & Remote Volunteers 

Your Weekly Plan for Managing Virtual & Remote Volunteers  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, many creative volunteer organizations have transitioned to engaging remote volunteers.    While this is a wonderful way to support a resilient organization, it isn’t always easy. Volunteer strategies have had to be built over from the ground up, [...]

By |2020-07-01T13:21:14+00:00June 30th, 2020|Featured, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

Volunteers are Important Right Now. Why? Two Words: Nonprofit Sustainability

Volunteers are Important Right Now. Why? Two Words: Nonprofit Sustainability  Last weekend, I was reviewing some interesting research on nonprofit executives and the challenges that they face.  I realized that healthy volunteer involvement could help solve many of the key issues that plague leaders.  Why are Volunteers Important? Some Leaders Still Don’t Know  Although the value of volunteers [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:41:34+00:00June 16th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Building Bridges to Better Volunteer Diversity & Inclusion

Building Bridges to Better Volunteer Diversity & Inclusion  As grassroots demonstrations continue throughout the world in support of black voices and lives, I hope you are inspired to look inward and seek to build greater volunteer diversity in your own organization.   While at first blush, this seems like a simple enough aim. It is anything but.  You might consider whether your volunteers fully represent [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:35:13+00:00June 9th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

The Volunteer Newsletter Template You Need to Start Using

The Volunteer Newsletter Template You Need to Start Using I often get asked for tips and templates for volunteer newsletters. And, while newsletters are often as unique as a thumbprint, there are some key best practices to keep in mind.  And, now is a great time to update (or start) a newsletter that‘s geared toward a volunteer audience. As you [...]

By |2020-06-24T20:35:47+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

Why Volunteers are Essential to Nonprofit Sustainability

Why Volunteers are Essential to Nonprofit Sustainability With talks of a looming recession due to COVID-19, the future of nonprofit sustainability is on the minds of many of us.  And, while some relief has been made available for the short-term, there is plenty of talk out there about tightening belts, trimming budgets, and making do with less.  Although, [...]

By |2020-06-02T13:11:32+00:00May 26th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

My Top Nonprofit Webinar Advice from a Decade Online

My Top Nonprofit Webinar Advice from a Decade Online  I remember about 10 years ago when I first started presenting nonprofit webinars.  It was brutal.  I had just started my consulting practice and had been hired by a national technical assistance center to provide regular online workshops to their network.  I wasn’t new to training.  In fact, one of [...]

By |2020-05-12T11:36:58+00:00May 5th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Building a Sense of Volunteer Community During COVID-19

Building a Sense of Volunteer Community During COVID-19  Lately, we’ve been recommending that you keep your volunteer community close during COVID-19. We’ve been emphasizing this for a few reasons.  First, because it’s a great time to support your volunteers as much as they’ve supported you over the years.  Volunteers, like everyone else, are feeling the impacts of the stress of [...]

By |2020-05-11T20:13:37+00:00April 28th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

How to Engage Online Volunteers During COVID-19 

How to Engage Online Volunteers During COVID-19  The current COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on traditional volunteering and many organizations are pivoting to embrace online volunteers.   While virtual volunteering isn’t new (the ubiquitous Wikipedia has been built entirely by e-volunteers since 2001), launching an online volunteering strategy in the midst of a global crisis is a novel experience for most.  [...]

By |2020-04-28T14:35:09+00:00April 14th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments