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Last week, I was the lucky beneficiary of several expressions of gratitude from clients and friends. Their heartfelt thank you notes really helped lift my spirits during an otherwise tough week. Their generosity also […]
If you are struggling to find ways to motivate volunteers, or don’t seem to have enough “leader” volunteers available, consider rennovating how you make decisions. Try leading from within, rather than from the top, by using a shared leadership model.
If you’re like most volunteer program administrators, you “wear many hats.” The constant need to multi-task is a critical issue that needs to be addressed. But, given the current economic climate and budget shortfalls, it’s not likely that help is on the horizon. To succeed in this environment, we may need to work smarter, not harder.
I recently read Neuromarketing: Understanding the Buy Buttons in Your Customer’s Brain by Patrick Renvoisé & Christophe Morin, an engrossing look at how human beings are hard wired to behave in specific ways. The book includes smart info we can use to strengthen our volunteer recruitment efforts.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a movement afoot to take back Valentaines Day and transform it into something with a higher purpose — Generosity Day!
It’s that time of year, where we (in the US) wait eagerly for our wage, income, and tax statements to arrive and we scramble to find all those receipts we need to complete our federal tax returns. Why not help your volunteers get all the deductions they have coming?
Are nonprofit leaders as effective as we could be if we’re rushing from one thing to another? Probably not. Simplify your year’s activities down to just three key priorities.