Investing in Volunteers

investing in volunteers

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

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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Feedback vs Feed Forward


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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Enforcing Boundaries

enforcing boundaries

Enforcing boundaries is hard for many leaders of volunteers, but it’s a vital part of having a fair, smoothly-operating volunteer program. And to protecting your mental health!

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Dealing with Unappreciative Clients

unappreciative clients

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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Building Resilient Volunteers

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

enhance your influence

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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Challenging Volunteers

challenging volunteers

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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