#NVW2015 – Shining the Spotlight on Volunteers

Not that we need an excuse to thank our volunteers, but we do want to shine the spotlight all week long on the people who make a difference in celebration of National Volunteer Week 2015 #NVW2015.

Let’s start with a shout out to three groups of volunteers who lead the three associations we have the honor of managing:

All week we want to highlight our volunteers and the difference they make. And today, we thank our volunteers for their ideas and their
willingness to work those ideas.
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PRSA Maryland BIM co-chair David Harrison, Harrison Communications, dared to re-image the Best In Maryland awards as a holiday gala and then with Anita Brightman, A Bright Idea, created a whole theme around the awards that drew more entries, more attendees and more excitement.

American Association of Diabetes Educators volunteer team in Washington created a “Get on the Bus” volunteer recruitment push that reframed
the traditional “please help” into “let’s have fun”. The results: new faces, new positions and new energy.

MRN’s Legislative Committee could have just fought the bill but they joined other voices in crafting a suggestion
– a call for a multi-stakeholder task force to review the issue and develop a strategy to divert yard waste and food residuals in a more effective manner – and the MD legislature committee members responded by withdrawing the bill, calling for the task force and inviting MRN to be a part.

What ideas have your volunteers brought to life?