Monthly Archives: January 2008

Anne Schink Featured in Meet the Expert

Anne Schink, Program Officer at the Maine Commission for Community Service is The Resource Center’s featured expert for February 2008. The profile highlights Anne’s efforts to develop a community of practice to pursue the Certificate in Volunteer Administration through the … Continue reading

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When It Comes to Volunteer Management, Size Doesn’t Matter

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel Think your organization’s size impacts volunteer management capacity? According to a 2004 Urban Institute report, “Balancing Act: The Challenges and Benefits of Volunteers,” the size of an organization has little influence on the level of … Continue reading

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Using RSS to Keep Up With Blog Content

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel In my last post I mentioned that I subscribe to over a hundred blogs. How do I manage all that information without getting overwhelmed? And how do you “subscribe” to a blog, anyway? When I … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps–Good Friends of the Cobbossee Watershed

by Bob Moore Well, here goes nothing – first time blogging for me! When Anne Schink of the Maine Commission for Community Service contacted me last November to see if I would be interested in becoming a “Guest Blogger” for … Continue reading

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3 Simple Ways to Recognize Volunteers Without Spending a Dime

by Christy Monroe My hectic morning raced into early afternoon and I sat at my desk looking at the piles of work that lay before me. The post-lunch-energy-drain was settling in when a colleague of mine called to say, “Thanks … Continue reading

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What Does Blogging Have to Do With Volunteer Management?

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel I currently subscribe to over a hundred blogs on topics such as nonprofit management, education, business, entertainment, the environment, literature, and politics. I even subscribe to blogs about blogging! But three years ago, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Six Requirements for Managing Volunteers

by Paula Gagnon Maine has one of the highest volunteer rates in our region and in fact our rate is well above the national average (33% compared to 26.9%). However Maine is a huge state and being able to communicate … Continue reading

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