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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

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Build Resilience in Challenging Times

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: How to Build Resilience in Challenging Times   To say that 2020 has been a challenging year would be the understatement of the century. The past six months have been fraught with difficulties, challenges, and issues, ranging from anxiety due to the pandemic, stress due to juggling multiple priorities, concern about [...]

By |2020-09-01T12:03:02+00:00August 25th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments

Want to Up your Volunteer Management Game? These are the Volunteer Coordinator Skills You Should Focus On 

Want to Up your Volunteer Management Game? These are the Volunteer Coordinator Skills You Should Focus On  With the myriad of tasks associated with volunteer management, ensuring you cultivate the right volunteer coordinator skills can be quite the challenge.    The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration outlines seven core volunteer management competencies that their organization utilizes as the basis for their certification [...]

By |2020-07-20T17:29:33+00:00July 7th, 2020|Volunteer Management|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

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Resources to Help You Manage Volunteers During the Coronavirus Pandemic  

Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Resources to Help You Manage Volunteers During the Coronavirus Pandemic   The global COVID-19 virus outbreak has reached pandemic proportions and has been persistently pulling at the social structures and everyday lives of citizens around the world. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting volunteerism, too.    VolunteerPro has been keeping it’s community members and the [...]

By |2020-06-02T12:58:01+00:00May 19th, 2020|Volunteer Management|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

Coronavirus & Volunteers: Your Guide for Managing Uncertainty

Coronavirus & Volunteers: Your Guide for Managing Uncertainty  The global COVID-19 virus outbreak has reached pandemic proportions and has been slowly, but persistently pulling at the social structures and everyday lives of citizens around the world. The Coronavirus is impacting volunteerism, too.   My first inkling something was up was when I was planning a speaking trip to [...]

By |2020-04-07T20:06:10+00:00March 16th, 2020|Volunteer Management|0 Comments