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A Critique of Byron Katie and her Therapeutic Technique The Work

A Critique of Byron Katie and her Therapeutic Technique The Work | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
The Work is a “single cause-single cure” mix between Cathartic psychotherapy and positive thinking. There is used confrontational theories and attack therapy in order to provoke negative feelings and memories (Cathartic psychotherapy). Positive thinking i
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thoughtful critique.  I've been reading some of Katie Myron's writings...the more I read,  the more I question it's validity.  

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Leadership Is About Emotion

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them.
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As I read this article, I found it incredibly relevant to our roles as leaders of volunteer engagement.  How are you cultivating the leadership characteristics mentioned in this blog post?

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Why Member Engagement Goes Both Ways

Why Member Engagement Goes Both Ways | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Member engagement as commonly discussed is all about getting members to act. But what is your association doing to engage with members where they are?
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Volunteers vital to hospital operations - Utica Observer Dispatch

Volunteers vital to hospital operations - Utica Observer Dispatch | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Volunteers vital to hospital operations
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Hundreds of volunteers help out in dozens of ways at the hospitals in Oneida County, making a big impact on hospital operations and patient lives, officials said.
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Teen volunteers get a taste of the medical field at LDS Hospital - fox13now.com

Teen volunteers get a taste of the medical field at LDS Hospital - fox13now.com | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Teen volunteers get a taste of the medical field at LDS Hospital fox13now.com The LDS Hospital Junior Volunteers program, which has been running since 1956, is helping students realize their career goals in the medical field, and the volunteers are...
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5 Tips for Your Volunteer Management Plan | The Association Leadership Blog from IntrinXec Management

5 Tips for Your Volunteer Management Plan | The Association Leadership Blog from IntrinXec Management | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Volunteer management can feel like herding cats. If you want to be a master of volunteer management planning, be sure to read this post.
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Institute for Human Services to hold 'The Three R's Regarding Volunteers ... - Corning Leader

Institute for Human Services to hold 'The Three R's Regarding Volunteers ... - Corning Leader | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Institute for Human Services to hold 'The Three R's Regarding Volunteers ...
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The presentation will focus on recruitment, retention and recognition in relation to volunteer management.
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Practical Advice for Building Relationships with Corporate Sponsors

Practical Advice for Building Relationships with Corporate Sponsors | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Nonprofits rely on donations to stay viable. In this article, originally published by GuideStar, you'll learn helpful tips for working with sponsors.
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GiveGab Presents Webinar on “Making Volunteer Management Easier” in July | PRLog

GiveGab Presents Webinar on “Making Volunteer Management Easier” in July. Social network for volunteers will demo website designed with the goal of more, happy volunteers - PR12165855
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For folks looking for low cost volunteer management  data system...Has anwyone tried GiftGab?

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4 Conditions of a Successful Employee Volunteering & Giving Program

4 Conditions of a Successful Employee Volunteering & Giving Program | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
A company's citizenship (CSR) program depends on the unwavering commitment and coordinated efforts of its employees. But without the entire team on board, how
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Four Conditions: Motivation, Space, Movement and Structure

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Funders Can Give More than Money

Funders Can Give More than Money | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
The people who write the checks can also be a font of business ideas.
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This article emphasizes the importance of listening to the ideas of donors, and not just listening, but possibly even acting on.  I think the same thinking can be applied to volunteers.  Volunteers can give more than time.

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Volunteer and Donations Management: Recovers.org Ted Talk

Volunteer and Donations Management: Recovers.org Ted Talk | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it

A TED talk by two sisters that developed tech tools to help people respond to disasters.  It points to the need to effectively mobilize and tap local resources that are critical to recovery.

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SVP Seattle » 8 Classic Nonprofit Jokes to tell at Parties

SVP Seattle » 8 Classic Nonprofit Jokes to tell at Parties | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
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What do you get when you cross a Program Director, a Volunteer Manager, and a Janitor? Answer: A situation that is not too uncommon in most nonprofit organizations -

 

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Tips For Building Membership Engagement | Wild Apricot Membership Knowledge Hub

Tips For Building Membership Engagement | Wild Apricot Membership Knowledge Hub | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
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Get Your Teens To Succeed: Encourage Them To Volunteer ...

Get Your Teens To Succeed: Encourage Them To Volunteer ... | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
A WSJ's recent article, How Altruism Could Help Get You Hired, highlights that hiring managers value problem solving skills that students develop through volunteerism. Anita Hofschneider writes that career ...
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Volunteers key to success of Italian Heritage Festival - Exponent-telegram

Volunteers key to success of Italian Heritage Festival - Exponent-telegram | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Volunteers key to success of Italian Heritage Festival
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CLARKSBURG — Each year, it takes hundreds of volunteers to organize the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival.
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DFW Outburst: DSO volunteer calls management

DFW Outburst: DSO volunteer calls management | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra sent out a puzzling press release denouncing volunteer Jose Reyes. He writes back to say they think he's overstepping his boundaries as a volunteer.
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here is an extreme example of ineffective volunteer engegament /management that will impact this organization into future.  

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Project Management Makes Nonprofits More Agile and Effective, Says Author and Nonprofit Expert Karen R.J. White

Project Management Makes Nonprofits More Agile and Effective, Says Author and Nonprofit Expert Karen R.J. White | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
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Points to a connection between effective volunteer engagement and nonprofit agility.   i'm also intrigued by the idea of "good enough" project management

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The Selfish Side of Serving

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Guest post by Brad Jamison, Good Citizen Looking to get more volunteers? Simple, tell them what's in it for them. Alright, it's not quite that simple, but extolling the personal benefits of volunte...
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In my Volunteer Center work, I am often reviewing project descriptions before posting them to our site.  Many organizations submitting projects neglect to "sell the benefits" of the project.  Here is a great article that points to the value of calling out the personal benefits of volunteering

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Competencies

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COMPETENCIES FOR MANAGERS OF VOLUNTEERS IN AOTEAROA New Zealand Competencies for Managers of Volunteers – Full booklet (A4) -  (PDF) New Zealand Competencies for Managers of Volunteers &#8...
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World Volunteer Web: Creating baby boomer-friendly volunteer opportunities

No doubt, you have read headlines like these, too. More and more companies are restructuring jobs to retain and attract retirement age baby boomers. Can the same be said for the non-profit sector?
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Throw Away Your Metrics—You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Throw Away Your Metrics—You Don’t Know What You’re Doing | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
Kudos to my wife for being awesome. Our younger daughter, Jaz, was born way early, and then spent the first three years of her life giving back a lot of the food she tried to eat. (You should see o...
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The Volunteer Management Daily

The Volunteer Management Daily | Volunteer Engagement | Scoop.it
A newspaper by Carolyn Noe - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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