Volunteers and the Dead Horse Theory

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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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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