Hello Non-profit CEOs! Wondering what to gift your Leader of Volunteers this holiday season? I’ve got you covered.
What is an expert, anyway? According to Dictionary.com, an expert is: a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; authority, Woah, wait a minute. Authority?
What was it that drew me to them, and them to me? Did we share similar backgrounds? Heck no. Did we share similar experiences, thoughts, tastes, preferences? Nope.
Volunteer managers must stop allowing the notion that we are nice. No. Not nice. Not pleasant, not cheery, not sweet, not friendly, not genial, and especially not obliging, cheerful, amiable or agreeable.
Doesn’t it feel like investing is closer to what volunteers do? Maybe we should start to rethink this whole time donor idea.
She turned. “The volunteers are well meaning, but sometimes they think they know better than the actual people who work here.”
Working for a nonprofit, I quickly learned that unless stuff was written in a memo, information was pretty much filtered …
Most of us didn’t seek out volunteer management because we loved it, but stumbled into volunteer management and fell in love with the work.