Breaking all the Rules and Starting Over
Are You Wasting Your Organization’s Most Valuable Resources?
For serious blogging, the hard-and-fast rule is consistency. Show up at the same time on the same day, week in and week out, and never waver. I know this rule. I have taught others the importance of this rule. And yet, I broke it. So, here I am, starting over. I could share all the […]
A Tale of Two Volunteers- Part Two: The Committed Advocate
Last week, I wrapped up a two-part series that contrasted two real life, real time volunteer stories. My hope in sharing the stories was to illustrate the need for Christian non-profit leadership to take a hard and honest look at current organizational systems and practices. I wanted to encourage us all to approach the challenges […]
A Tale of Two Volunteers- Part One: Hostage Crisis
Last week I shared a story about the dreaded difficult volunteer and the virtual hostage situation that was unfolding in real time for an organization I advised. This week I want to bring you some hope and encouragement in the form of a volunteer story that is polar-opposite. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk […]
Earlier this week I was speaking with an executive director of a faith based non-profit and we were discussing a volunteer crisis that she is currently facing. They have a volunteer who has been with the organization for approximately five years. To say that the volunteer is difficult would be kind. Other volunteers refuse to […]