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Blog
Sep 30
Peggy Hoffman
Setting a game plan for a team on chalkboard

The conversation on volunteerism in association is shifting – in an exciting way. The questions about how to engage non-traditional volunteers and those on how rethink the model from the top down are finally taking center stage. I had an opportunity to keep the conversation going through a webinar with YourMembership.com.

Video
Sep 30
Peggy Hoffman
Slide Deck
Sep 17
Peggy Hoffman

What can you do to think differently about engaging members throughout the volunteer continuum? Lots - and it begins with giving yourself permission to play outside the lines. Check out this slide deck for ideas.

Blog
Sep 01
Peter Houstle

World number 1 tennis doubles partners and real life twins, Bob and Mike Bryan teamed up to do a cool commercial for Esurance featuring a mobile robot which allowed them to explore NYC without leaving the locker room. The robot, currently available from Double Robotics for an easy $2,499…not including the essential tablet (iPad or similar), lets you cruise about on a virtual Segway, carrying on conversations, snapping photos, consuming hot dogs…oh well, maybe not the hot dogs…=O

Blog
Jul 17
Carol Blattau
I Quit

I came across Ashima Goyal-Siraj’s piece in Volunteer weekly, The “Oh! by the way” trap. It’s in response to an article by Thomas McKee on the same subject, and one that I—and just about any volunteer—can relate to.

White Paper
Jun 25
Peggy Hoffman

It’s a given that today's members have the ability to go "guerrilla" – thanks in part to social technologies – to make significant contributions in unconventional ways. And we in associations can react one of two ways: channel our inner Jane Goodall or act like poachers. Lindy Dreyer and I called on our best Jane “impersonations” to encourage association pros in our #MMCCon session to think of guerrilla volunteers as extensions of our communities. Use this handout to chart your own path for "going guerrilla".

Blog
Jun 25
Peggy Hoffman

It’s a given that today's members have the ability to go "guerrilla" – thanks in part to social technologies – to make significant contributions in unconventional ways. And we in associations can react one of two ways: channel our inner Jane Goodall or act like poachers. Lindy Dreyer and I called on our best Jane “impersonations” to encourage association pros in our #MMCCon session to think of guerrilla volunteers as extensions of our communities.

Blog
May 29
Carol Blattau
Bar Harbor ME

I love Peggy’s post from the other day - Volunteers Give ... and keep on giving. There’s no question that volunteers are an important part to any organization, whatever its purpose. And as I work with association volunteers on a daily basis, I see firsthand the dedication and time each pours into his/her volunteerism; a dedication that is not always an easy task.

Blog
May 23
Peggy Hoffman
Charlestown (MD) Residents setting up display of Memorial Day flags

I’ve spent lots of time this week with many different groups of volunteers and close the week with a sense of contentment. It's been brought on by ...

Video
Apr 14
Peggy Hoffman

"Coaching Skills for Leaders" panel discussion at American Association for Diabetes Educator's Leadership Forum 2014.

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