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Engage Volunteers

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Apr 18
Peggy Hoffman

Today is the start of National Volunteer Week, April 18–24, 2010 and I’d like to kick it off with a thank you for all the association volunteers around the world.

And particularly to our main volunteers ...

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Mar 24
Peggy Hoffman

I just spent three hours with a group of chapter leaders of Capitol Assn Diabetes Educators in a small conference room in Fairfax, VA. I had only met them by phone once prior to this. I was coming in to talk about a significant change that was part of a national restructure plan.

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Mar 16
Peggy Hoffman

To active association volunteers, volunteering is networking.

How We Help: Engage Volunteers
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Dec 24
Peggy Hoffman
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Mar 10
Peggy Hoffman
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Mar 03
Peggy Hoffman

When your association surprises you - in a good way - they've remixed their membership.

Blog
Mar 01
Peggy Hoffman

Last week we had an office full of volunteers. The mission was to check-in and validate entries for the awards program.

Blog
Feb 15
Peggy Hoffman

The reluctant volunteer just wants to know it's short-term.

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Feb 10
Peggy Hoffman

Before the second snowstorm could hit, before ASAE had to cancel, a group of intrepid volunteers were working on Plan B for ASAE's 2010 Technology Conference.

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Feb 07
Peggy Hoffman

I had the opportunity to speak with three different groups of volunteer leaders this week and in each case we talked about the challenge of increasing member engagement. What struck me was that the focus of engagement is on the “big ticket items” of event attendance or volunteer leadership (read serve on committee or board). It will be difficult if not impossible for us to increase engagement if we keep this focus so narrow.  And there is a lot at stake.

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