Monthly Archives: May 2012

Re-Thinking Volunteer Motivation

by Anne Schink At the recent Encore Leadership Summit I did a presentation on volunteer motivation: “What Lights Them Up and What Makes Them Glow.” Recently I read a new book called Drive by Daniel H. Pink that changed a … Continue reading

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Service Coaches Foster Teamwork and Speed Results

by Laura Rog Schools depend on teamwork to thrive –teams of teachers design curriculum and implement lessons each year to meet academic requirements; collaborative activities are becoming central teaching tools for developing 21st Century Skills in students; and within entire … Continue reading

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Risky

by Daniel Martinage, CAE Do you know where your next biggest threat looms? Having a risk management system in place before you actually need it is imperative for nonprofit organizations of all types and sizes, and that includes large volunteer … Continue reading

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Bone Builders Encourages Peer Support, Active Approach

by Cindy Rowe I will soon be 63 years old. I am married and have three grown children. And, yes, I am still working – as an office manager of a veterinary clinic. I have long been interested in the … Continue reading

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Foster Grandparents in Schools Improve Student Outcomes

by Matthew Houghton I have been an elementary principal for the last 20 years. An important and integral part of building a positive school climate has been the addition of Foster Grandparents to my schools. The Foster Grandparent Program, a … Continue reading

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