May roundup via

Pro Roundup for May – Leadership, Self Care and other things to note

Do you hear that loud knocking? It’s June.

June. How did you get here so soon?

May is always a whirlwind so as we close out the month, we thought we’d look back at some of the best articles we ran across this month. If you can only get to a few, check the ones in bold for the most interesting or important topics we saw this month. Send us a note if you saw something that we missed that every volunteer professional should read.


Why Understanding Other Perspectives is a Key Leadership Skill in Forbes

Lead from the Middle from George Couros

Want more time, respect and funding?  from Elisa Kosarin


Volunteer Management

Volunteer Time Worth Almost $25/hr  NPR Marketplace Interview

Are volunteers really “unpaid staff?” from Elisa Kosarin

Appreciation Through Integration from Flutterbye

Unexpected Benefits of Volunteering


Nonprofit Trends and Leadership

Inclusion Starts with I  via DiversityInc

The New Normal Open Impact Study

All the Nonprofit Hashtags  via WildApricot


Self Care

9 Easy Yoga Poses to Survive Work, Stress and Travel 

9 Ways to Ensure Your Vacation is Really Time Off  from The Chronicle of Philanthropy


From the VolunteerPro Blog

How to Support Volunteers with Better Budgets

How to Break the Poverty Mindset 

Leading from the Middle

How to Overcome Your Fear of Community Partnerships

Top Community Partnership Development Mistakes