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By: Peggy Hoffman | Dec, 24 2021
Volunteers

Opening the Door to Volunteers

Recently, an association pro began a Collaborate discussion with the question “are associations seeking a reduction of volunteers interested in board or officer positions?” Volunteer burn-out is real and for many associations, we saw that with increasing clarity in the past 18-months. But not all responding said yes. What’s the difference between associations struggling and those succeeding?

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By: Peggy Hoffman | Nov, 6 2020
Volunteers

Saying & Showing Thanks to Volunteers

How can we say thank you to our volunteers? Peggy Hoffman shares three ways to do just that.

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Maximizing Your Budget with Volunteers

​Many small staff associations have big ideas but aren’t always able to execute due to a lack of resources, staff, time – or all of the above. Now is the time to learn how to do more with less by really engaging your volunteers.

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Five reasons to host a volunteer leader meeting

Hosting a volunteer leader meeting is an excellent way to bring together key volunteers and staff to collaborate, network and grow.

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Volunteering reaches all-time high

April is National Volunteer Month, and according to a recent report, more Americans are volunteering.

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9 Secrets to Building a Volunteer Surplus

Although the benefits of a successful volunteer management program are many and varied, the complexities should not be underestimated. Given the right approach, however, the investment can be well worth it. Therefore, make it easy, enjoyable and beneficial for your volunteers to give back – and you will be rewarded tenfold.

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