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Tobi Johnson

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

Nonprofit Emergency Plans: What You Need to Know

Nonprofit Emergency Plans: What You Need to Know When the unexpected strikes, nonprofit emergency plans can prepare volunteer organizations and programs to respond appropriately. The complete and continued devastation caused by the wildfires in Australia, as well as other locales in recent years, has many of us asking — are we ready, even for what [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:54:59+00:00January 14th, 2020|Featured, Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Are You Ready for Today’s Volunteer Needs? 

Are You Ready for Today's Volunteer Needs?  Lately, I’ve heard plenty of volunteer managers complain that there simply aren’t enough people out there volunteering or that the extensive training and commitment required by their program “scares people away.”    Sometimes it seems they’ve given up all hope that volunteerism is still a viable way to deliver [...]

By |2020-01-14T15:01:25+00:00January 7th, 2020|Volunteer Engagement|0 Comments

How to Motivate Volunteers & Get Buy-In for Outcomes Management

How to Motivate Volunteers & Get Buy-In for Outcomes Management When we think about how to motivate volunteers, we often first think of volunteer recognition activities. How can we reward volunteers for their dedicated service? What should we include in this year’s recognition luncheon? How can we get our co-workers to show their appreciation more [...]

By |2019-12-17T15:56:21+00:00December 10th, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

2 Powerful Ways to Make Change when Mobilizing Communities

2 Powerful Ways to Spark Change when Mobilizing Communities When things get stuck, and progress isn’t being made, mobilizing communities to bring about change can feel impossible. But, the fact is that current realities aren’t set in stone. They can – and DO – change over time. Consider a woman’s right to vote. It’s something [...]

By |2019-12-10T21:04:16+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

This is How to Empower Your Volunteer Background Checks

This is How to Empower Your Volunteer Background Checks As a leader and advocate for volunteer involvement at your agency, you may feel conflicted about conducting volunteer background checks. After all, volunteers work for free, don’t they? Can we really expect this from them? What does it say about our level of trust? Nothing’s happened [...]

By |2019-12-10T13:47:28+00:00November 20th, 2019|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

The Best Ways to Advocate for Volunteer Administration in Just 15 Minutes

The Best Ways to Advocate for Volunteer Administration in Just 15 Minutes Last week, I pointed to some pretty troubling trends in the field of volunteer administration. This week, I’d like to focus on what we can do about it. Each year the responses to our Volunteer Management Progress Report survey paint a grim picture [...]

By |2019-11-26T02:05:58+00:00November 12th, 2019|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments