Volunteering

Did it sneak up on you again? National Volunteer Week 2019? April 7 is the kick-off. Don’t despair. Here are some quick actions: Social Media Shout-outs Get your staff together for a picture and hold up a sign saying thank you. Post to Instagram, LinkedIn etc. with #NVW #VolunteerLove. Grab a bunch of volunteer pictures […]

A 2017 study from Upwork and Freelancers Union predicted more than half of the workforce will do freelance work in the next decade. Nearly 50% of millennials are freelancing already. A study of 1000 hiring managers also reported they expect up to 38% of full-time staff to be working remotely in the next decade. In […]

On January 7, Mariner president & executive director Peggy Hoffman sat down with Ernesto Gluecksmann and Caroline Broder of Through the Noise podcast to talk about member/volunteer engagement. She also covers to empower your members, as volunteers and through their member communities, to move the mission and meet members’ need. Click here to listen in […]

National Volunteer Week kicks off in a month on April 7, 2019. Begun in 1974, #NVW is a time to celebrate the impact of volunteer service on our communities. Its an opportunity for associations to celebrate our volunteers who are a significant resource to move our mission and meet our members’ needs. ASAE Foundation study […]

“I’ve got a full plate. I don’t know if I’ll be available for those meetings. I just can’t commit right now.” I’ve said that in response to an invitation to volunteer. Now, I don’t. Instead I ask will the volunteer opportunity help me meet my personal and business goals. Volunteering isn’t simply a time commitment, […]

Recycling leaders. Empty positions. Tired leaders. So how can we at the national level help solve this problem so common at the local level? Help local groups think differently. Coach your chapters on how to attract the new volunteer. And then take one more step and actively help them. (1) Embrace new volunteer model and […]

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