Category Archives: Blogging

Nonprofit Buzz – A Collection of Trends Related to the Third Sector

By Caitlyn Horose I spend a lot of time thinking about issues related to non-profits. I guess it makes sense since I work for three organizations in the sector and volunteer for a handful of others on a fairly regular … Continue reading

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A Search to Give

By David Griswold For what is life, but a brief search to give, That we may love, and loving, hope to live… It was three in morning. On the edge of sleep and a dream, I walked slowly through the … Continue reading

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Your Expertise is Requested!

By Rochelle Runge In partnership with VolunteerMaine.org, the Maine Commission for Community Service sponsors both this Blog and the VolunteerFare Newsletter, in and effort to provide you with news and information on the sector and relevant educational topics to help … Continue reading

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Does Your Organization Have Good Hygiene?

by Carla Ganiel I always look forward to seeing Seth Godin’s blog in my google reader. It is full of lessons about marketing that apply to many other areas of organizational management, including the management of volunteers. Take, for instance, … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out of This Blog

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel It’s been about four months since we launched this blog. Many readers have shared with me that this is the first blog they’ve ever read, and since we’re no longer “new,” I guess this means … Continue reading

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Does Every Volunteer Program Need a Blog?

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel Over at Problogger, Suzanne Falter-Barns asks “Have Blogs Killed Conventional Websites?” Meanwhile, Jason Preston of Blog Business Summit explains why every business should have a blog. Jason says, “If you wrote a blog about the … Continue reading

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The Greater Good of Blogging

by Christy Monroe In the three weeks since this blog has launched we’ve seen a diverse snapshot of topics from across the field of volunteer management in Maine. Hot topics, burning issues, scorching successes…we’ve learned from them all. Blogging is … Continue reading

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Using RSS to Keep Up With Blog Content

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel In my last post I mentioned that I subscribe to over a hundred blogs. How do I manage all that information without getting overwhelmed? And how do you “subscribe” to a blog, anyway? When I … Continue reading

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What Does Blogging Have to Do With Volunteer Management?

Guest Post by Carla Ganiel I currently subscribe to over a hundred blogs on topics such as nonprofit management, education, business, entertainment, the environment, literature, and politics. I even subscribe to blogs about blogging! But three years ago, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Six Requirements for Managing Volunteers

by Paula Gagnon Maine has one of the highest volunteer rates in our region and in fact our rate is well above the national average (33% compared to 26.9%). However Maine is a huge state and being able to communicate … Continue reading

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