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The Volunteer Recognition Gap (Article)
Your volunteers are central to what you do. They are the public face of your organization, and make it possible to reach far more stakeholders than you ever could by only relying on paid staff. In addition,... (posted September 18, 2017)

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, Part 2 (Article)
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) has been developed by Volunteer Canada in collaboration with the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, to provide a framework for organizations... (posted September 1, 2017)

Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement, Part 1 (Article)
The Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement (CCVI) has been developed by Volunteer Canada in collaboration with the Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada, to provide a framework for organizations... (posted August 30, 2017)

Your volunteer handbook should include a welcome letter. Here is why. (Article)
Your volunteers are key to what you do. Make sure you let them know this, every chance you get. One of your first opportunities is the welcome letter in your volunteer handbook. The welcome letter is your... (posted August 21, 2017)

Volunteer Recognition needs to be personalized (Article)
Your volunteers are central to what you do. They are the public face of your organization, and make it possible to reach far more stakeholders than you ever could by only relying on paid staff. In addition,... (posted July 27, 2017)

Positive Discipline of Volunteers (Article)
In the non-profit sector, volunteers are at the heart of what we do. They are the public face of the organization, doing the work of achieving our mandates. It is critical that we give them the support... (posted July 12, 2017)

What is evaluation, really? (Article)
“Evaluation is an important tool that your organization can use to demonstrate its accountability, improve its performance, increase its abilities for obtaining funds or future planning and fulfill the... (posted June 23, 2017)

Four Changing Trends which Affect Volunteer Recruitment (Article)
“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.  This colloquial saying emphasises the complacency that can settle in when practices become stagnant or outdated.   Considering how busy coordinators of volunteers... (posted June 12, 2017)

What should you include in a volunteer handbook? Part 2 (Article)
Your volunteer handbook is an important investment in organizational productivity and risk management. People who give their time and their heart to your cause deserve to know what is expected of them,... (posted May 16, 2017)

What should you include in a volunteer handbook? Part 1 (Article)
Your volunteer handbook is an important investment in organizational productivity and risk management. People who give their time and their heart to your cause deserve to know what is expected of them,... (posted May 15, 2017)

Developing a volunteer recruitment strategy (Article)
Volunteers are the most important resource a community has. Working not for pay means that people bring more than their time and expertise to their work, they bring their heart and passion too. Even as... (posted March 14, 2017)

Why write a volunteer handbook? (Article)
A volunteer handbook is an essential organizational resource. High-performing organizations require that all staff, paid and unpaid, work directly to advance the strategic plan priorities which have been... (posted September 12, 2016)

Four Ways to Make Volunteer Performance Assessment a Positive Experience for Everyone (Article)
Assessing performance is always tricky; feedback for improvement always needs to be couched in positive terms in order to foster growth rather than resentment. This becomes even more important when talking... (posted May 31, 2016)

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