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presenting to the Board
Karen Knight

Presenting to the Board

Presenting to your Board of Directors may seem scary, but if you want to advocate for your volunteers – and all volunteer leaders should! – this is where you need to start.

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volunteer burnout
Karen Knight

Volunteer Burnout

Volunteer burnout is endemic in the not-for-profit world. But it’s completely preventable, if you’re willing to do what it takes. And, honestly, that’s not very much! Here are the steps you need to take.

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Karen Knight

Motivating Volunteers

By using the insights from Dan Pink’s TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation”, you can find ways of motivating volunteers to do even the boring and unpleasant tasks you need done.

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Karen Knight

Four Ways to Lead Strategically

It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day work of running your volunteer program. If, instead, you lead strategically, you will advance your mission faster, and keep your volunteers happy and committed.

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bad things
Karen Knight

When Bad Things Happen

We don’t like to think about it, but when bad things happen the more that we HAVE thought about it, the better off we will be. Here are some things for you to think about to prevent bad things from becoming tragic.

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managing virtual volunteers
Karen Knight

Managing Virtual Volunteers

Many of us are still using workarounds to deal with managing virtual volunteers. This trend is not going away any time soon. It’s time to put something permanent in place.

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Karen Knight

What Makes Good Volunteer Coordinators?

Your volunteer coordinator fills a vital role in your organization. To fill it successfully, though, they need certain skills and attributes. Here are the things to look for when recruiting a new volunteer coordinator.

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