Volunteer Management Blog

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Corporate Volunteers

By Karen Knight | June 15, 2022

Involving corporate volunteers can be a key strategy for bolstering your volunteer program. This strategy provides benefits to everyone concerned, from your organization’s cause to the partner company to the volunteers themselves.

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Dealing with Unappreciative Clients

By Karen Knight | June 8, 2022

Do volunteers in your organization have to deal with unappreciative clients? Rather than try to instill gratitude in people who are under emotional stress or overload, take a look at the issue from another angle.

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AIDA and Recruiting Volunteers

AIDA and Recruiting Volunteers

By Karen Knight | June 1, 2022

Using the common marketing process, “AIDA”, can help leaders with recruiting volunteers for their organizations. It’s a simple four step way to bring people from being random strangers to becoming volunteers.

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Building Resilient Volunteers

By Karen Knight | May 25, 2022

There isn’t much information out there about building resilience in volunteers. Yet resilient volunteers are the core of a strong program. Here are a few tips on how you can build their resilience.

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Enhance Your Influence

By Karen Knight | May 11, 2022

The position of leader of volunteers is often seen as a lower-level position. Executives often forget that it’s a vital leadership position. If you want to enhance your influence in your organization, you need to be seen as a leader. Here’s how.

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The Ideal Volunteer

By Karen Knight | May 4, 2022

We all want to find amazing helpers, but what specifically do we look for? Here are the three elements that I believe are necessary in an “ideal” volunteer.

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Challenging Volunteers

By Karen Knight | April 27, 2022

At one time or another, most leaders will have to deal with challenging volunteers. Here are some tips that will allow you to fit those people into your program seamlessly.

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if it ain't broke

If It Ain’t Broke – Fix It Anyway

By Karen Knight | April 20, 2022

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is awful advice. Here’s why, and how you can continuously improve your volunteer program, even if it is already working.

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Crisis Leadership

By Karen Knight | April 13, 2022

Crises seem to be happening more and more often. Sooner or later, you as a leader of volunteers will be required to demonstrate your crisis leadership abilities. Here are a few tips to hone those skills.

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The Language of Volunteering

By Karen Knight | April 6, 2022

The language of volunteering is changing. Words that were commonly applied to volunteers may now be seen as denigrating or objectifying. How do you know what words to use? What should you do to ensure the volunteers who report to you are fully respected?

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