Be Bold… Lessons for Volunteer Engagement Professionals

Be Bold… Lessons for Volunteer Engagement Professionals

by Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies This morning, after nine months of research, design, and preparation, I excitedly sat in the launch of a three-day training for engagement specialists of the American Red Cross – all designed around the theme of...
Reinvent the Wheel or Develop Something New?

Reinvent the Wheel or Develop Something New?

To Reinvent the Wheel – or to Develop Something Totally New? That is the question. These days, when someone asks a question about a best practice or tool, all it usually takes to find the answer is a quick online search… or, perhaps, a phone call to colleagues. But...
Spin the Wheel of Value!

Spin the Wheel of Value!

How do you talk about the value of volunteering? And, with whom do you discuss it? So many professionals strive to make the case to organizational leaders to invest in engagement through financial resources, staff time, space in the facilities, and equipment or...
Listen Up! Summer  Listening List

Listen Up! Summer Listening List

Every summer, we post a list of “what we’re reading.” For the 2018 edition, stay tuned (as I do have a good stack of books just bursting with sticky notes and dog-eared pages that I’ve been reading the past few months and I’d love to share them). However, in honor of...