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September 2014

Ten Time-Tested Volunteer Recruitment Tips that Still Work

Finding the right volunteers has always been a priority – and  the basic  principles of recruitment never change.   Susan shares ten timeless recommendations we shouldn’t neglect.

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e-Volunteerism Journal: July-September 2014 Issue

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The Art and Science of Designing Work for Volunteers

How can you apply the proven principles of paid job design to developing more satisfying volunteer opportunities? In this e-Volunteerism feature, author Debbie Anderson explains why it all begins with the work design when motivating volunteers to more
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Online training starts October 20

It Takes Two to Tango: Building Successful Relationships between Volunteers and Paid Staff

Trainer: Susan J. Ellis (for the late Ivan H. Scheier)
One of the most critical issues in volunteer management is how to get employees and volunteers to be more enthusiastic about and supportive of each other. This Guide, originally written for Everyone Ready by the much-missed Ivan Scheier and now updated by Susan Ellis, examines the root causes of possible tension, acknowledges the employee perspective, and offers a process for building teamwork....learn more


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