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Three Ways to Say Two Words – Showing appreciation to your volunteers

In our recent blog “You’ve Got Issues” we urged you to clearly, completely, confidently, and creatively ‘publish’ issues central to the mission of your organization. In doing so, people with common interests will emerge to partner with you towards achieving change. We talked about the great potential that exists when people with like passions achieve […]

You’ve Got Issues – How we can help you connect with the volunteers you need

Don’t write us off for saying it, but we’re pretty sure you’ve got issues. Some people call it passion. Some people call it purpose. For now, we’re sticking with… ISSUES! Truth be told, we’ve all got issues and it’s a beautiful thing! Why beautiful? The reason is simple. There are people out there who hold […]

Building Your Blueprint: The Importance of Team Charters

Failure to plan is planning to fail. This is an oft-cliched saying and this is for good reason. And unfortunately it is far too easy to apply this saying to the world of self directed volunteer teams™. The process of creating an SDV team can be an exciting one. It is a process of gathering […]

How Wet Is your Well? – The Importance of Readiness Assessment

There is an old fable by Aesop that talks of two frogs. The two frogs lived together in a marsh. But one hot summer the marsh dried up, and they left it to look for another place to live in: for frogs like damp places if they can get them. By and by they came […]

6 Ways to be a Horrible Team Facilitator

Congratulations! So you are the Team Facilitator. This is one of the most important roles in a Self Directed Volunteer™ group. Being the Team Facilitator requires you to have characteristics in order to be effective. This includes being positive, energetic, empowering, motivating, communicative and yet still humbly putting the needs of the group before their […]