Monthly Archives: March 2011

Professional Associations

By Trudy Hamilton Maine is certainly a geographically diverse state. For many reasons we’ve not developed the network of AVA’s and DOVIA’s that other states have. We are blessed, however, by the fine example Karen Stephenson has set for the … Continue reading

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By Jane E Haskell I sometimes ask myself if I create awareness of and appreciation for how differences and disabilities affect the interactions that occur in groups. I also wonder why many of our leaders have not had the opportunity … Continue reading

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“Can-do Culture”

By Anne Schink For the past several posts I have talked about The Charismatic Organization by Shirley Sagawa and Deb Jospin. Among their eight principles is a “Can-Do Culture”. They describe organizational culture as the organization’s personality or character. Every … Continue reading

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The Value of Volunteers

By Patricia Kimball It is commonly asserted that it is difficult to put a price on the value of volunteers in meeting the mission of your organization. While I understand that the full breadth of contributions any single volunteer makes … Continue reading

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