Hi, I am glad you are here! Volunteerplaintalk is a blog for and about volunteer managers and the unique challenges we face.
I have over 20 years in volunteer management, have held the CVA certification (http://cvacert.org/) since 2005, have presented on the state and national level, have written for several publications on volunteer management and wrote a book on volunteer management (the Volunteer Shelf Life) which came about because heck, volunteers leave for lots of reasons and I was tired of blaming myself every time a volunteer “quit.”
The menu bar on this site will take you to:
Home-my current posts
Pinterest and Flipboard-articles that pertain to volunteer management and personal development-I update these boards daily
Contact Me-If you have a question, suggestion for topic or would like to chat about visiting your group of volunteer managers, I would love to hear from you. I also work with volunteer programs and believe strongly that by professionalizing volunteer engagement and impact, we will elevate volunteerism and the contributions of our volunteers.
VPT Tips-#VolTipTalk-these are categorized quick tips that I hope will help get your creative juices flowing. I update these often, the newer ones will appear at the top of each category so check back often.
On the left sidebar, you will see my Twitter feed @MeridianSwift
But, in all, I sincerely hope this site is worthy of your valuable time.
If you truly want more, there are a couple of other pages here:
VPT on YouTube-videos about managing volunteers
Ask a Volunteer Manager Anything-a page for questions and responses.
The Quit-O-Meter-my silly reasons we want to quit being a volunteer manager.