Smarter Impact Starts Here

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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