Recognition vs. Acknowledgment

Recognition vs. Acknowledgment

With fires blazing across the American West, hurricanes approaching our coastlines, and floods rising in the Midwest, I am grateful again for the first responders and the thousands of volunteers who leave the comforts of their homes to help others find safety and...
Saying “No” When “No” is the Right Answer

Saying “No” When “No” is the Right Answer

Last week, I received this email from a volunteer coordinator whom we’ll call “Vickie the Volunteer Coordinator.” Hi Beth, I met you at the recent Points of Light conference. I am currently recruiting and interviewing for an upcoming volunteer training at our...
Sometimes Simplicity Rules!

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....