Monthly Archives: September 2010

Facilitation and Working Agreements

We all say that we facilitate meetings – but are we truly facilitating? Continue reading

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3 Organizational Communication Trainings that Can Add Value (for your organization and its volunteers!); Part I: Convening Effective Meetings

When we engage in volunteer and staff trainings, we often focus on the broad benefits to our organizations. These are excellent outcomes, but trainings can achieve much more. Continue reading

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Charismatic Organizations and Volunteers

Recently I was asked to present a workshop on volunteer management using Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospin’s book “The Charismatic Organization” as a framework. I recommend the book highly. Its focus in not primarily on the role of volunteers in … Continue reading

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Volunteerism- Where Are You?

by Pete Phair I have been out of the business of focused volunteer management for about six months now and as I mused over what to write about in this blog, my first thought was, ‘how will I ever be … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH EXPANDS ITS REACH by Darren Fishell September marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month — a joint effort of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Citizen Corps, and the Ad Council — and over 3,100 organizations nationwide have … Continue reading

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9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

by Alexa Plotkin This next September 11, 2010, will mark the ninth anniversary of the tragic events at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, PA. For many Americans, including myself, it feels like just yesterday that we … Continue reading

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