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

How to Prevent Burnout – For Yourself and Your Volunteers

  How to Prevent Burnout - For Yourself and Your Volunteers If you’re like most volunteer program administrators, you “wear many hats.” The constant need to multi-task is a critical issue that needs a solution to prevent eventual burnout. But, given the current economic climate and budget shortfalls, it’s not likely that help is on [...]

By |2020-11-11T03:48:19+00:00November 10th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments

Leading Volunteers with Your Heart

Leading Volunteers with Your Heart When we experience massive change, particularly when it’s unwelcome or unexpected, it may feel like the best thing to do is crawl under a rock and wait for the storm to pass. But that couldn’t be any farther from what we have actually done recently; especially when it comes to [...]

By |2020-11-04T18:01:27+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Developing and Engaging a Volunteer Community Online

Throughout the course of this pandemic, we have been getting a lot of questions in the VolunteerPro Membership Community on the topic of making a plan for developing and engaging your volunteer community online.   Before 2020, engaging with anyone in-person was compulsory. You pass people in the hallways. You interact with folks in [...]

By |2020-10-13T23:31:19+00:00October 13th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement, Volunteer Experience|0 Comments

How to Talk About Race & Volunteerism: Advice for Allies 

How to Talk About Race & Volunteerism: Advice for Allies  Over the past five years of Volunteer Management Progress Report surveys, we’ve catalogued an ever-present reality of the field of volunteer management – that our pool of professionals (at least here in the United States) is comprised primarily of White, educated women.   This often prompts me to [...]

By |2020-10-07T15:38:44+00:00October 6th, 2020|Featured, Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Managing Volunteers: A Little History and Wisdom from over 10 Years of Helping Helpers

Managing Volunteers: A Little History and Wisdom from over 10 Years of Helping Helpers  Managing volunteers is much more complicated than it looks, isn’t it?  Last Saturday, I was doing a Facebook Live with some of my fellow Master Gardener volunteers. We go live and chat about all things gardening (usually veggies) for about an [...]

By |2020-10-06T15:26:32+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Providing Exceptional Experiences for One-Time, Short-term, and Event Volunteers + Email Scripts

Providing Exceptional Experiences for One-Time, Short-term, and Event Volunteers + Email Scripts  If fundraising is part of your job description, then short-term event volunteers are likely part of your life. But there are so many other ways event volunteers can help your cause, by giving their time in small amounts.  Local student service clubs, employee [...]

By |2020-09-29T12:23:48+00:00September 15th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments