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Text Feed SinceSusan J. Ellis and other authors have written a monthly "Hot Topic" essay on an issue or trend in the volunteer world that is percolating at that point in time, inviting comments and debate from site visitors.
Stop Being So Bloody Nice! October Audio By Rob Jackson Rob Jackson officially introduces himself as part of "Team Energize" and explains why he strongly feels leaders of volunteers need to take off the halo once in a while!
Today and Tomorrow for Energize, Inc. September Audio By Susan J. Ellis As summer comes to an end in the U. Are Leaders Sabotaging Volunteer Engagement?
August Audio By Andy Fryar AU With a fresh perspective after changing careers, Andy Fryar discovers that many leaders of volunteers inadvertently sabotage their own volunteer engagement programs. He shares some of the most common mistakes he has seen out in the field. July Audio By Betsy McFarland Betsy McFarland announces an exciting new chapter for volunteer engagement in the United States—the development of a national body charged with bringing about unity and collaboration among networks, organizations, and individuals, driving a national conversation about the power and potential of volunteer engagement, and encouraging collective action for nationwide engagement strategies.
Should we be incentivising people for their time? June Audio By Rob Jackson For several years now the practice of incentivising people to volunteer has become increasingly common.
But is this the right approach? Some argue these incentives amount to nothing more than bribes, whilst others herald their success. What can this debate teach us about motivation in the modern age?
In this Hot Topic, Betsy suggests ideas for cultivating collaborative relationships. Ellis to commemorate her 70th birthday.
Is Volunteer Management Really a Profession? February By Susan J. Ellis While volunteer management has been evolving over the past decades, some questions are still unanswered, particularly whether or not we can identify our work as a "profession.
Stallings This month guest writer Betty B. Do volunteers really differ from paid staff when it comes to risk management?
How can organizations build safety into volunteer engagement? November Audio By Susan J.
Consider what you "say" in actions as well as words. Are You in a Volunteer Management Silo? Ellis The principles and daily tasks of effective volunteer engagement are universal, no matter the setting.
Yet, those of us who publish or plan conferences for the field find it a hard sell to attract an audience as diverse as the field itself. Find inspiration outside the familiar. Ellis Susan came to the National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership last month with cautious hope and left with enthusiastic optimism.
Read her reflections and consider our shared responsibility for moving the profession of volunteer management forward again. Both citizen volunteering and taxes are implied in this social contract. Ellis Do you only go to conferences if your employer covers the costs? Do you value your own professional development enough to pay for it yourself?
Once you're at an event, are you doing everything you can to make it priceless for your learning and enjoyment? Susan offers a lot of tips to broaden your perspective.hopes and dreams essaysImagine waking up one morning on the sound of the birds whistling.
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