#LOVols, what you might discover with these five questions?

If you’re lost in the weeds managing volunteers, this self-reflection will energize you

Every now and then, I stumble across an idea so compelling that it has to be shared.

This experience happened recently, when I led a training on managing volunteers for a large national nonprofit.

The training took place on the last day of an organization-wide annual meeting and we were running late. The final speaker needed to make some closing remarks. With no time to spare, he took the stage before I could clear out my training supplies and head out the door. I couldn’t march up to the dais to gather up my things, so I stayed and listened to his closing speech.

I’m so glad I stuck around.

This speaker wrapped up the meeting by asking the staff five questions:

  • What is my purpose?
  • What is the purpose of my organization?
  • What is my purpose within my organization?
  • What would I like my purpose to be within my organization?
  • What would I like my purpose to be?

We’ve tackled the purpose…

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