Category Archives: Resources

In Pursuit of Impact

Here at Reimagining Service, a national multi-sector coalition dedicated to increasing the impact of volunteers, we are thrilled to find out about a compelling source of data that clearly links volunteerism to nonprofit effectiveness. This, of course, has huge impact … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Just Expand Your Program, Expand Your Thinking

by Jennifer A. Smith The decision to expand your volunteer program (or start one) can seem overwhelming. “How will I find the people?” you might wonder. “How do we mobilize them? Who’s going to manage all the details?” If you … Continue reading

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Can AmeriCorps Help Advance Service-Learning in Maine?

by Richard Higgins My service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Maine Commission for Community Service is just one month old, but, in recognition of AmeriCorps Week 2012, I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the extraordinary impact that … Continue reading

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A Tough Economy and Our Volunteers

As I write this, I am at a conference discussing how the economy is affecting the residents of public housing. The outlook is not good, I am afraid. And so I wonder, we all know that the economy is affecting … Continue reading

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by Penny Kern My September blog was due and I didn’t have any ideas. I Googled “volunteer management” and came up with ABOUT.COM. What a terrific site. I’ve used it before, for a lot of other things, but I never … Continue reading

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