Engaging Youth in Community Development

It usually starts like this. Community spokesperson: We need to get young folks to stay in this community. Can you help with that? Me: Can you say a little more about what you are looking for? Community spokesperson: All of our kids are leaving. They graduate high school but there are no jobs for them. […]


Things to Consider Before Recruiting New Volunteers

There are lots of things to consider before recruiting for new volunteers.  You can begin by contemplating how a multi-generational approach would affect your recruitment process and success of volunteers in the positions you are seeking to fill.  Each generational group has characteristics which may be beneficial to your organizations.  Are you successful at recruiting […]

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Measuring the Impact of Your Volunteer Program

I recently encountered an article by Tony Goodrow on calculating the Return on Investment (ROI) of a volunteer program.  He offered some very thoughtful ideas and I want to share some of them with you.  Goodrow began his article using a quote attributed to authors of business management, most frequently to Robert Kaplan, founder of […]

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