Economist William Forster Lloyd, in his 1833 “Tragedy of the Commons” speculated that when pastureland (the commons) is hoarded, over-grazing …
As volunteer engagement professionals, we scratch our heads and ask ourselves, “how do we harness the enthusiasm we find when disasters strike and how do we keep the volunteer mojo going?” Right there is the problem:
How do we show volunteer value? In the old days, (way before Covid) we, volunteer engagement professionals, used three basic …
I’ve mistakenly done all of it. It was easy to do when I was swamped, struggling and in need of that awesome volunteer who patted me on the head and told me everything was ok.
Volunteers trail portions of us when in the community and bring portions of our community to us every time they volunteer. They bring our mission to the community and the freshness of our communities to us.
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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.
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 …