The New Year has always been a signifier of change. That change may come in the form of a gym membership or to-do list. While some of us will be grunting in gym floor mirrors lifting 10lb weights, others—like our outgoing YNPN-TC board members Tom Basquill and Cat Beltmann—will be letting go of weight of a different kind. I recently caught-up with these two to talk about their overall board experience and what’s next.Read more
I’ve heard that volunteer recruitment is like dating. As a Volunteer Manager for a couple of organizations, I can say that I’ve experienced how similar these two activities can be. They both involve—
- Meeting someone new
- Learning a bit about that new person (or organization)
- Both parties decide if they like each other enough to begin a relationship
Disclaimer: About two months ago, I started a new job with Jefferson Awards for Public Service, an organization whose mission is to recognize, inspire and activate volunteerism by presenting awards to those that exhibit outstanding service to their community.
In late March, I attended the National YNPN Leaders Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan and learned about a unique relationship that the San Diego YNPN chapter began with The Classy Awards. The Classy Awards recognize the top philanthropic achievements by charities, businesses, fundraisers and volunteers from across the country, and last year they decided to partner with YNPN San Diego to honor an Outstanding Young Nonprofit Professional.Read more
So I assume that you aren't reading this post because you really want to guarantee that you will fail at being a leader. However, if that is why you are reading this, well then you’ve failed because you won’t find that here. Congratulations! I guess you actually succeeded at failing?!?Read more