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Blog
Dec 22
Carol Blattau
 FreeImages.com/ Hermann Schmidt

The best piece of advice I received when I was in college was to view each day I had classes as if I was on a 9 to 5 job. I was a working mom at the time juggling family, college and a job so any advice on balancing my life was welcomed. I heeded that advice and made it a point on those days I had class to get to the college early and stay after class to work on assignments.

Blog
Dec 21
Peggy Hoffman
Yes, No, Maybe Die

It’s that time of year again for many – the time when you have to go out and find volunteers. Here a few tips on responding to the yes, the no, and the maybe ...

Blog
Dec 17
Carol Blattau

It’s time for #ThrowbackThursday! And in the spirit of that classic A Christmas Carol, here are some “Posts of New Year’s Resolutions Past”

Blog
Dec 16
Carol Blattau

As you ponder your 2016 resolution list on how to be a more effective board member, think about some of the ways you can personally improve your chapter's member and volunteer engagement.

Blog
Dec 15
Peggy Hoffman

What's on your 2016 list of resolutions (you have 16 days to ponder)? Will it be to do something innovative with your volunteer workforce?

White Paper
Dec 01
Peggy Hoffman
Blog
Nov 28
Peggy Hoffman
Rough road ahead sign

In every volunteer training program I facilitate, we eventually get to the subject of what to do with difficult or under-performing volunteers. The solution is simple, the implementation is not. But yes, we have to fire volunteers.

Blog
Nov 24
Peggy Hoffman

Let us spread the word: thank-you. For when we do, we show appreciation, caring, empathy, love and kindness. And so Peter, Carol and I say Thank-you!

Blog
Nov 16
Peggy Hoffman
Electric - Supercharge

Supercharging your volunteer engagement takes, well, a commitment. A commitment to embracing a vibrant volunteer program that recognizes today's volunteer's challenges.

Blog
Nov 13
Carol Blattau

Submitted by guest blogger Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC 

Have you ever had this experience?

Someone (chapter leader, staff, volunteer leadership) comes up with a great idea for a new program, product, or service. Maybe it was even specifically requested by members. Your team builds it, hopefully on time and on budget. The result has lots of features, works easily and the way it’s supposed to, and looks terrific to boot. And then it doesn’t perform up to expectations or create the return on investment you envisioned.

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