Volunteer Management Blog


Directors vs Trustees

By Karen Knight | November 23, 2022

The titles we give people have a vast influence over how they are viewed by the general public. Take, for instance, the difference between “Directors” and “Trustees”.

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Gifts for Volunteers – Beyond Another Hat

By Karen Knight | November 16, 2022

Many leaders of volunteers find it difficult to come up with meaningful gifts for volunteers. Here are a few of my favourite ones, and why I like them.

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Investing in Volunteers

By Karen Knight | November 9, 2022

Investing in volunteers isn’t a top priority for most organizations and funding sources. It should be, because not doing it is hurting everyone. Here’s what we can do to help.

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A New Golden Rule

By Karen Knight | November 2, 2022

Are you aware that there’s a new golden rule? People are discovering that treating others the way you want to be treated just isn’t enough.

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Six Emerging Trends in Volunteering

By Karen Knight | October 19, 2022

Do you want to know what to watch for in the new year? Here are six emerging trends in the volunteering world to keep an eye on.

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3 Tips to Engage Kids as Volunteers

By Karen Knight | October 5, 2022

If you want to engage kids as volunteers – and have them volunteer into adulthood – there are three things that you need to provide. They might not be what you think!

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Volunteer Fair Success

By Karen Knight | September 28, 2022

It takes planning & preparation for a table at a volunteer fair to lead to reliable, committed volunteers. Here are some things for you to think about ahead of time.

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Creating Popular Appreciation Events

By Karen Knight | September 21, 2022

Volunteers not attending your appreciation events? If you are spending time and resources in putting on events just for them and they don’t show up, you may need to create the event in a different way.

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Quiet Quitting in Not-for-Profits

By Karen Knight | September 14, 2022

Quiet quitting is starting to affect not-for-profits. Here is a way you can keep your staff engaged and active.

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Feedback vs Feed Forward

By Karen Knight | September 7, 2022

Should you provide volunteers with feedback – or feed FORWARD? What are the pros and cons of focusing on the past vs the future? And is it necessary to choose?

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