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Blog
Apr 17
Peggy Hoffman
hands with smiles

Today we pause with a smile to thank our volunteers for their humor. Yes, humor.

Blog
Apr 16
Carol Blattau

DAY FOUR of our #NVW2015 celebration! Today, we thank our volunteers for their talents. And for sharing those talents with their chapters. Whether it’s through making that all-important connection, sharing an expertise with the group, or taking the lead on issues important to the association, these volunteers help everyone succeeds.

Blog
Apr 15
Carol Blattau

Today, for our #NVW2015 celebration, we thank our volunteers for their responsiveness; that is, for their willingness to leap into action when we send out calls for help or input.

Blog
Apr 14
Peggy Hoffman
Gift of time #NVW2015

We continue our #NVW2015 celebration by thanking our volunteers for their time. ASAE estimated associations record nearly 200 million volunteer hours of community service*; add time on critical projects like association governance and professional mentoring. and that number skyrockets.

Blog
Apr 13
Peggy Hoffman
Volunteers bring ideas to life #NVW2015

All week we want to highlight our volunteers during #NVW2015. And today, we thank our volunteers for their ideas and their willingness to work those ideas. Like …

Blog
Apr 09
Peggy Hoffman
National Volunteer Week #NVW2015

#NWV snuck up on you again, huh? Well no fear – there’s still time to pull something out a hat and here are a few ideas!

Blog
Mar 29
Peggy Hoffman
5 Checkmarks

The email subject line caught my eye: <strong>Just Released: Area Ambassador Program</strong>. I clicked through and explored, and perhaps more importantly, I moved this email to my fitness folder with a follow-up flag. A sure sign that this message resonated. Only later did I realize that this was yet another great example of how we can re-imagine our “chapters” and our volunteer cultivation to meet the new generation of members.

Blog
Feb 27
Carol Blattau

One thing we do here at Mariner is read. And we read a lot ... in books, magazines, newspapers and of course, the web. So I thought today, I’d give you a peak at what’s been on our screens lately …

Blog
Feb 21
Peggy Hoffman
Man looking at a map in an open field

Yet another call came in to Mariner asking about alternatives to the basic chapter model. We suggested that looking  beyond the association world might generate more solutions.

Blog
Feb 13
Peggy Hoffman
Birds flying in heart - domdeen@freedigitalphotos.net

When volunteer leaders ask me how can I find more volunteers or how can I get them to do what they promised? My first response is have you shown them the love?

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