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1 Really Big Way to Gain Respect for Volunteer Services

When seeking respect and understanding for the important role of volunteer services, it’s critical that you first are able to speak the language of the rest of your organization. What language is that?  What’s the overarching language of nonprofits and public sector organizations? The universal language of goals and objectives. Really?  Yep. Doesn’t sound sexy [...]

By |2018-12-11T17:13:14+00:00December 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Develop Impactful Volunteer Leaders

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.” ― Jana Stanfield Today is World Kindness Day. Kindness is the act of being considerate, compassionate and empathetic towards other people and living beings, and the reason why we have so many volunteers in the world. For volunteer managers, [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:59:49+00:00November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Take the 2019 Volunteer Management Progress Report Survey!

In the past three years, over 3,000 leaders of volunteers in 18 countries have taken the annual Volunteer Management Progress Report survey. Now in its fourth year, researchers have the opportunity to share new trends for professionals who lead, manage, and coordinate volunteers. If you work with volunteers, don’t miss your chance to participate in [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:42:10+00:00November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Rate the Digital Maturity of Your Volunteer Services

As we find ourselves more and more firmly rooted in the digital age, it makes sense to consider whether our volunteer services departments are keeping pace. With rapidly evolving public preferences, there's clearly increased stress on nonprofits to compete. Without a strategy that embraces technological evolutions, nonprofits risk losing the attention and engagement of their [...]

By |2018-11-13T20:43:58+00:00October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Volunteers – Human Resources or Catalysts?

Last week, during our masterclass on measuring volunteer impact, I asked participants to consider a shift in thinking about volunteer human resources. Defining volunteers as human resources is, of course, a traditional way of looking at things in volunteer administration. And, it’s not without merit. It tends to align with the way we think of [...]

By |2018-10-23T21:34:11+00:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments