Category Archives: Publications

3 Organizational Communication Trainings that Can Add Value; Part II: Newswriting

By Sarah Ryan, Ph.D. I’ve now offered tips for meeting and interviewing trainings. This month, the topic is newswriting. While print newspapers are dying out, news is proliferating. Successful organizations now produce pithy news content for Twitter, multi-media substance for … 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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Nonprofit Communication in the Digital Age: Changing Times, (mostly) Same Old Criteria

By Sarah Ryan, Ph.D. If your nonprofit doesn’t have a second life presence, are you doing a disservice to your clients? Probably not. If you don’t provide economic data on your website, are you failing your donors? Maybe so. These … Continue reading

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What is a Pro Bono Volunteer?

By Anne B. Schink Managers of volunteers are busy people, especially today with tight budgets and increased pressure to bring on new volunteers. In most nonprofit organizations, serving on the Board is a leadership role; consultants provide short term expertise; … Continue reading

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Maine Volunteerism Rates Announced in Volunteering in America Report

By Rochelle Runge Volunteering in America, the most comprehensive data ever assembled on volunteer trends and demographics, found that America’s volunteers dedicated more than 8 billion hours of service in 2008, worth an estimated $162 billion. The fact the volunteering … Continue reading

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Re-energize with Professional Development

By Rochelle Runge With the opening of registration for the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism it got me thinking about professional development in our field. It can be so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that we forget … Continue reading

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Resource Roundup: Need to Know Basics

by Christy Monroe Happy Friday! Although we’ve never made a formal announcement, Friday is our “resource roundup” day on the Volunteer Maine blog. From upcoming events and trainings to suggested resources for Maine’s managers of volunteers, Fridays are filled to … Continue reading

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