Monthly Archives: June 2008

How Can I Make This Better?

by Bessie Wright My work with volunteers is sporadic. Often I’ll bring a group together for a single day project and won’t see them again for months. This gives me a lot of “down time” between spurts of volunteer activity … Continue reading

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SMCOAD: A Case Study, Part II

Guest Blog by Mimi Mills Editor’s Note: This is the second of a three part series about Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SMCOAD). Part I focused on the mission and history of SMCOAD. Part II focuses on the … Continue reading

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Virtual volunteering (aka how to keep volunteers in today’s economy)

Post by Jodi Freedman It seems that Penny and I are on the same wavelength. I just read her blog from June 10th about rising fuel costs. My thoughts have been circling around how much I keep hearing about the … Continue reading

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SMCOAD: A Case Study, Part I

Guest Blog by Mimi Mills Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three part series about Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disaster (SMCOAD). Part I focuses on the mission and history of SMCOAD. Part II focuses on the … Continue reading

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The Two Questions We Should Ask Every Volunteer

by Margaret E. Puckett Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Leadership Institute in Volunteer Management Coaching Seminar held at the University of Maine campus in Orono. Now, training seminars can be a mixed bag – some are … Continue reading

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How Will You Handle Rising Fuel Costs?

by Penny Kern This weekend it hit me how much volunteering is going to change because of fuel prices. Twice this past week, I had the opportunity to get involved in statewide volunteering that I would have LOVED to have … Continue reading

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2008 Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism: Call for Presenters

For more than 20 years, the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism has provided learning and networking opportunities for Maine’s volunteer administrators and program managers. It is the only professional development conference tailored exclusively to the needs and challenges of leaders … Continue reading

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Where to Find Volunteers Besides Volunteer Maine

by Bob Moore If you’re reading this blog, you already know what a great resource volunteermaine.org is for organizations looking for volunteers, as well as individuals searching for volunteer opportunities. But like any good salesperson, marketing or advertising professional will … Continue reading

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