Smarter Impact Starts Here

Sometimes Simplicity Rules!

This blog was originally posted in November 2015, but a client recently asked a question about how to match volunteers needing flexibility with staff members who need shot term assistance with small projects. Of course, I thought of this post. We are sharing it here....

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Ask Questions Now… Save Time Later!

Interviewing volunteer candidates takes time... but that time is well spent. Investing time in interviewing candidates up front saves time in the long run. Ensuring that the position is the right fit for both the organization and the individual benefits everyone....

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Why I Volunteer

This post is adapted and updated from a post originally shared on 3-24-2015 So much has been written and discussed in nonprofit circles about what motivates today’s volunteers. The chance to use or gain skills, to make a tangible difference in a community, to support...

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Volunteer Orientations: Is the Jury Still Out?

As I am being called back next week for my civic "volunteer" duty, I am reposting this from October 6, 2015 and I can't wait to see if the orientation process has changed at all in the few years since my last experience! I volunteered yesterday morning. Here’s how my...

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VQ: Your Path to Smarter Impact

We believe every organization has one … and it has the potential to lead an organization to greater impact. What is it? It’s an organization’s VQ, of course. VQ (or Volunteer Quotient) is an organization’s ability to leverage volunteer talent to increase its impact....

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