#LOVols, what you might discover with these five questions?
If you’re lost in the weeds managing volunteers, this self-reflection will energize you
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…