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”
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?
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.
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!
Supercharging your volunteer engagement takes, well, a commitment. A commitment to embracing a vibrant volunteer program that recognizes today's volunteer's challenges.
I had the pleasure of spending last weekend with a group of great “early career” PTs. What sticks with me though is the confirmation that our associations will be well-cared for and nurtured – and yes, changed – by our newest professionals.
We in associations need our definitions don’t we? All humor aside, one important indicator that the association world is beginning to accept a new concept or way of doing things is when the conversation bubbles up around two elements: definition and policy.
Looking for a list of jobs that can offer members micro and ad hoc volunteering? We're curating a list right here! If you have a job to add, add a comment or send it to info[at]marinermanagement.com.
What makes us different than any other organization is our members!
What makes us successful is engaging those members!
Here’s a list of Top 10 elements for a volunteer management program that engages and inspires volunteers. One recommended resource on association volunteering that includes data on volunteering and guiding questions to help you use the data is The Decision To Volunteer: Why people give their time and how you can engage them by Beth Gazley and Monica Dignam (2008, ASAE-The Center for Leadership).
Activate an adhocracy to meet your member-volunteer needs. The why is clear as ASAE’s Decision To Volunteer and many other surveys tell us volunteers are looking for smaller, less time-intensive options and virtual jobs.This worksheet helps you translate traditional roles into micro roles.
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