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  • Supporting Your Event Volunteers

    Lori Halley  18 February 2013  0 comments
     
    Is it time to set the bar a little higher for how you support your event volunteers?
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  • Passing the Volunteer Torch

    Lori Halley  24 July 2012  0 comments
     
    What inspiration can we draw from the upcoming Summer Olympics? For me, the passing of the torch offers insight into managing smooth volunteer transitions.
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  • Managing Volunteers and Expectations

    Lori Halley  15 April 2011  1 comments
     
    Many organizations struggle to harness the goodwill being offered due to lack of resources for effectively recruiting, training and managing potential volunteers. How can we close the gap between what volunteers are looking for today and how organizations are engaging these individuals?
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  • Are You Ready for National Volunteer Week?

    Lori Halley  07 April 2011  3 comments
     
    National Volunteer Week takes place April 10 - 16, 2011 in Canada and the US. Here are some ideas and links to help your organization celebrate.
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  • Q and A: Volunteer Scheduling, Time Tracking and Accountability

    Lori Halley  18 March 2011  10 comments
     
    Today we’re tackling some questions on tools and tactics for volunteer management that were asked in the most recent Wild Apricot blog reader survey. The reader questions fall into three areas: scheduling volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, and how...
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  • Are You Ready For the Volunteer Boom?

    Lori Halley  11 February 2011  8 comments
     
    There are 77 million Baby Boomers in the US and another 10 million across Canada. "Boomers" are generally well educated, wealthy and skilled individuals who have already proven their willingness to volunteer - with nearly a third of Boomers volunteering for formal organizations. But to take advantage of this "untapped resource of extraordinary proportions" organizations need to rethink how they attract and utilize Boomer volunteers.
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  • Is Your Nonprofit Losing Members? Maybe It’s Not You

    Lori Halley  21 October 2010  4 comments
     
    Busy modern lifestyles mean limited time for volunteer and membership activities after work and family obligations. Nonprofits know this, and have been re-tooling their programs, offering more “value” to recruit and retain members. But there’s another reason why your membership may be declining: your other members.
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  • 8 Quick Quizzes for New Volunteers

    Lori Halley  12 July 2010  5 comments
     
    Volunteers will stay longer and work better for your non-profit organization if you can match their personalities and passions with appropriate tasks. Could a simple quiz help you to ensure your volunteers are matched up with the kind of work they'll enjoy for the long haul?
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  • Case Study: CivPol (Civic Police) Alumni Association

    Lori Halley  05 November 2009  0 comments
     
    Association for Civilian Police Saves Thousands, Boosts Fundraising Through Wild Apricot Member Management Software Business Challenge: The CivPol Alumni Association's 1,400 members are American police professionals under contract with the U.S. State...
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