Top 10 Things Executive Directors Need to Know About Volunteer Services

I’ve always wanted to see a small pamphlet entitled “Volunteer Services for Dummies” or maybe “Volunteer Management, The Cliffs Notes.” Then I could sneak around and slip that bad boy under the door of the executive director while he was at a conference on “How to Get Donors to Donate More.” The pamphlet would have a way to insert whatever author’s name would impress him, like maybe that consultant who he’s recently hired to tell him that he needs to get more donations. 1,169 more words

Managing Volunteers

Assessing Assessing Assessing!

When first arriving to Moalboal the Green Fins work seemed a bit slow with only one or two assessments in the first and second week. The first assessment and training completed was during the crazy days of intense rain and very poor visibility. 533 more words

Volunteer Coordinator

This Is Panagsama

So we’ve been on placement for a few weeks now, and have about a month left here until it’s all over! Time is still flying by, although the last blog post that I made does seem like an age ago. 397 more words


Here it begins

We leave Marine Conservation Philippines, well, kind of, they actually drove us all the way to the bus stop. But it was a sad good bye, the people there are some of the most varied yet talented, not to mention hilarious and roast pig loving, I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. 890 more words


Looking Back

I’m on vacation this week visiting family. In typical volunteer manager fashion, I figured I’d be searching the yellow pages for and interviewing volunteer managers in a new and different town. 924 more words

Dialogue? You Call This Dialogue?

One day several wise men were challenging each others thinking over tea. “If you were given the opportunity to sacrifice yourself for world peace,” the first man asked the group, “would you do it?” 1,099 more words

Volunteer Manager

Can I Bottle Your Success, Please?

Grace is sparkling champagne in a petite frame, and as she walks through her non-profit halls, bubbles of mirth float with her. She is a volunteer coordinator who has some of the most desirable natural abilities: the ability to make someone feel like they are the most important person in the world… 1,132 more words

Managing Volunteers