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Karen Knight

When Volunteers Quit

It can be frustrating when volunteers quit, but it can also be a valuable learning opportunity. Here’s how to find that silver lining.

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Karen Knight

Volunteers and the Dead Horse Theory

Have you ever heard of the “Dead Horse Theory”? It’s a concept, unfortunately, that is prevalent in many social impact organizations and volunteer programs. Here’s how you can get a handle on it – without buying a bigger whip!

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Karen Knight

How to Be a Hero

Most of us want to be a hero. Someone who goes out and saves lives. Few of us, though, think that we have the skills or capacity. You might be surprised!

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Karen Knight

Should You Hire Volunteers?

Some organizations hesitate to hire volunteers for staff positions. Or it doesn’t even occur to them! Here’s why I think you should at least have a second look at this pool of potential staff.

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