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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

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

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

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Develop a Volunteer Program Budget and Resource Plan

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Develop a Volunteer Program Budget and Resource Plan It only took a global pandemic, but now more than ever, people can clearly see the value volunteers provide to their communities.  Use the time you have now to develop a volunteer program budget and resource plan for what you want your volunteer program to look [...]

By |2020-05-05T11:07:04+00:00April 21st, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Software for Volunteer Management: What We Want Now

Software for Volunteer Management: What We Want Now A few times a month, I get asked: “What’s the best software for volunteer management?”   My most common response is “It depends on your organization’s goals and needs for data management.”  And, then I refer folks to Chapter 6 of our free Essential Guide to Managing Volunteers at Your [...]

By |2020-03-02T21:32:09+00:00February 18th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

How to Have Fun at Dinner Parties and Why CVA Certification Matters

How to Have Fun at Dinner Parties and Why CVA Certification Matters   By Guest Author: Faiza Venzant CVA, CVRM, General Manager, Volunteer Development, YMCA of Greater Toronto and Board Member, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration  I love a dinner party. Meeting new people, yummy food, good music. I especially love the question that everyone (but me) asks [...]

By |2020-02-25T13:46:51+00:00February 11th, 2020|Volunteer Management Progress Report|0 Comments

Boost Volunteer Impact With Your Powerful Internal Network

Boost Volunteer Impact With Your Powerful Internal Network The primary responsibility of a manager is to develop influential partners and cultivate relationships that will help your team work better and be more productive. However, in the rush to check items off an overwhelming TO DO list, volunteer managers often resort to owning every task that [...]

By |2020-02-17T21:42:20+00:00February 4th, 2020|Volunteer Impact|0 Comments