Volunteer Managers Blog

Volunteer Managers wear at least twenty hats and probably more. Among your many roles, you are human resource specialists, marketers, facilitators, systems experts, and data analysts. That’s a broad list of skills to master, and we receive little formal training to bring us up to speed.

This blog is my contribution to the skill-building piece. If you search through these pages, you will find over 150 posts covering practices in just about every area of volunteer engagement. Here’s to doing your important work with more confidence and ease.

#LOVols, do this and be happier with your online meetings

#LOVols, do this and be happier with your online meetings

If you want a fully engaged audience, spend time planning this part, too Have you experienced this? You’re leading an online orientation for prospective volunteers – or perhaps it’s a volunteer training – or even a staff meeting – and the energy in the room never...

Are your volunteer roles a barrier to equity and inclusion?

Are your volunteer roles a barrier to equity and inclusion?

Thoughts on where to start to diversity your volunteer program There is a well-known expression in the organizational management world, 'Every system is perfectly designed to get the results it gets.' I keep returning to that quote when I read Lisa Joyslin’s post on...