Monthly Archives: February 2012

Orientation is the First Step in Training Volunteers

by Jen Lobley Training and orientation are not one in the same. Yet in recent conversations with some of my colleagues, I have noticed that there seems to be a bit of confusion. This became very apparent to me when … Continue reading

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Understanding Consensus

by Jane Haskell Last time, in Making Group Decisions – Six Options, we talked about the six decision-making options: spontaneous agreement, one person decides, compromise, multi-voting, majority voting, and consensus building. We know that the facilitator, group leader, or the … Continue reading

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Not So Pretty In Pink

by Daniel Martinage, CAE This past weekend I facilitated a workshop on Keeping Your Board above Board for a small nonprofit organization based in New Mexico. Part of our discussion centered on the need to have crisis plans in place … Continue reading

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8 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Sparked.com

by Jerry Bishop Sparked.com is an amazing resource for organizations to access a pool of ready volunteers for assistance on a wide range of needs. But Sparked.com and micro-volunteering in general is a little different than most organizations are used … Continue reading

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Active Outreach: Cultivating Your Program’s Volunteer Base

by Anne Schink Workshop participants often expect any presentation on volunteer management to start with recruitment. When I present workshops on the model of The Charismatic Organization, those participants begin to understand that, as Susan Ellis puts it, “Recruitment is … Continue reading

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