Purim: A Gateway to Deeper Volunteer Engagement

Purim: A Gateway to Deeper Volunteer Engagement

Mar 7, 2012 | Leave a comment

Volunteer positions such as these have great potential to be a gateway opportunity—a discrete volunteer experience that is attractive to large numbers of volunteers who don’t normally volunteer. Read about what you *could* have done for Purim.

Interviewing Potential Volunteers: Being an Effective Matchmaker Part 3 of 3

Interviewing Potential Volunteers: Being an Effective Matchmaker Part 3 of 3

Feb 15, 2012 | Leave a comment

Wouldn’t it be great to find a volunteer to help us with this challenge? Whatever the task, in order to be successful, a volunteer needs to not only have the right skills but also be a good fit with your organization. Read about vetting potential volunteers.

Change Begins With Opportunities: Creating New Volunteer Opportunities (2 of 3)

Change Begins With Opportunities: Creating New Volunteer Opportunities (2 of 3)

Feb 3, 2012 | Leave a comment

To build your volunteer engagement capacity, start with assessment. But what’s next? Read Beth Steinhorn’s case study of a synagogue in need of pro-bono expertise.

Taking a Snapshot of Your Organization to Build a Better Future: Part 1 of 3

Taking a Snapshot of Your Organization to Build a Better Future: Part 1 of 3

Jan 23, 2012 | Leave a comment

When we talk about organizational change, the first step is not about changing or moving; rather it’s about holding still, if only for a moment. Pause long enough to take a snapshot of your organization’s current practice and its current needs.

Capacity Building – Buzzword or Blessing?

Capacity Building – Buzzword or Blessing?

Jan 10, 2012 | Leave a comment

It’s easy to discount buzzwords as merely the “latest” trend in nonprofits. (Remember “right-sizing,” “low-hanging fruit,” and “out of the box thinking”?) Nonetheless, some phrases are important…