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Sep 27
Peggy Hoffman
Human body muscle view of back

What chapter doesn’t need more volunteer muscle? While associations in general are feeling the pressure in engaging volunteers, chapters’ pain is more acute. We could go into depth why chapters are struggling however simply put it’s a time/flexibility issue. One counterpunch is to make volunteering fun and appreciated.

Blog
Jul 26
Carol Blattau

Last week, I was chatting with a client’s communications chair about the chapter’s monthly e-letter. The last two weeks had been horrendous for her at work so the e-letter had been delayed. I offered my help and told her that if it was getting too much, please let us know. The last thing we want is for our volunteers to get too overwhelmed trying to juggle between volunteer duties and their day jobs. She, however, while appreciative of the flexibility, was determined to get it done.

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Jul 11
Peggy Hoffman

Fully Developing Your Volunteer Workforce - handout for #FSAE17 session. Includes 5 key findings of the ASAE Foundation research, drivers for volunteer satisfaction, and a tool for gauging your volunteer program.

Fully Developing Your Volunteer Workforce - handout for #FSAE17 session. Includes 5 key findings of the ASAE Foundation research, drivers for volunteer satisfaction, and a tool for gauging your volunteer program.
Blog
Jul 11
Peggy Hoffman

#FSAE17 is the first of 3 stops this summer to share what we discovered in the ASAE Foundation research on optimizing association volunteerism through mutually beneficial programs. Here's a look at what we're sharing.

Blog
Apr 22
Peggy Hoffman
National Volunteer Week April 23-28, 2017

Did #NVW17 sneak up on you? There’s still time to act. Below are a few last-minute ideas. A week recognizing volunteers is nice but really showing #VolunteerLove means a commitment to your volunteers all 52 weeks a year.

Blog
Mar 31
Peggy Hoffman
#VolunteerLove - text

Showing #VolunteerLove is a winning strategy for driving member engagement. Why? Because volunteering is the stickiest type of member engagement. We need to get beyond rewards and recognition to show #VolunteerLove. That was the message of the ASAE Membership Section Council webinar, Driving Member Engagement by Showing #VolunteerLove.

Blog
Mar 22
Peggy Hoffman
Happy Hands

No, its not as difficult as you think! The ASAE Foundation Study on what makes a Mutually Beneficial Volunteer System illuminated a few points. (Read the full report here.) The list: effective training and orientation, accessible volunteer positions (think a mix of short-term, micro, and focused longer gigs), readily available resources, meaningful opportunities, and feedback.

Blog
Dec 28
Carol Blattau

With the new year fast approaching, our social media accounts are full of tips for tackling that oft-dreaded annual ritual – New Year’s resolutions. One topic that keep coming up on my social media thread is how to become a better steward of the environment in the coming year by following the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

This got me thinking and I thought I’d take a crack out seeing how we can apply the 3Rs concept to associations. To get myself started, I reached back into past blog posts (reuse at its finest) and pulled out what I thought fit.

Blog
Dec 19
Peggy Hoffman
hand pushing the first domino in a line

One barrier to implementing new ideas can be a board. Not a piece of wood (although at this point many of us have a similar picture in our mind), but our board of directors. That's why I delighted in reading Mark Athitakis's post on how a shift in conversation can have a domino effect.

Blog
Dec 14
Peter Houstle
Red Tape

Philip Howard’s op-ed in today’s Washington Post offered clarity to a personal pet peeve that has raised my blood pressure on far too many occasions when confronted with ham-handed attempts by associations to enforce compliance with their components, committees, etc. by imposing ever-increasing layers of red tape that focus on process rather than performance. So I ask again, Do We Really Need to Bring Our Volunteers to Volun"tears"?

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