There is a paradox of growth which occurs when a chapter reaches the size where incorporation is required to create an entity which can open a bank account.
Looking back through my emails, I found this piece posted in the Baltimore Business Journal - 5 questions to ask before taking on a volunteer commitment. It’s a response to a question posed by a CEO who was trying to encourage his leadership team to volunteer for their professional associations as a way to build the brand. The CEO was getting some push-back from his team who felt volunteering is often a waste of time and of no true value. The response was on target by suggesting that potential volunteers do some homework and interview the association before fully jumping in.
I am as guilty as anyone these days when it comes to the customary New Year’s google search for the perfect diet/exercise plan that will transform my life.
Here’s to a brilliant new year … new years always give us a fresh start, a blank sheet. But sometimes that blank sheet can be intimidating so here’s a little help. We’ve curated 16 bright ideas we’ve spied that just might be the spark for you.
When PRSA Maryland needed volunteers for a one-time task, many of our active volunteers raised their hands. But when they were still coming up short, a “sure I can help” came from a longtime yet relatively inactive volunteer. This volunteer, while still on the books, had settled into very much a behind-the-scenes, third-string position.
On a recent webinar, I was asked again for ideas on how reward and recognize volunteers. It seems many people are stuck on what gifts they can give. Well, here are five that dare I say are in fact on your volunteer’s wish list …
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.
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 ...
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