Moving to blogger
I think I might move to blogger. Tumblr has been great for the last couple of days but I think blogger is more my style.
I love working with volunteers and being part of the good they are creating in the world. As I have worked in the volunteer field I have made observations in regards to how people “do good”. Volunteer programs are essential to nonprofits and to the communities those nonprofits serve. They build capacity for providing education, services and advocacy around important social issues....
Volunteering to Employment
I just read a great YNPN blog entry by Lisa Thalacker Joyslin about transforming volunteer work into employment. She had some marvelous tips on how to approach it. Almost anyone looking for a job in the nonprofit field will tell you that networking and the people you know is your fastest way into a job. Employers are getting hundreds of competitive resumes for every opening. Employers are...
It's Not Really Volunteering
“It’s not really volunteering if you are forcing me to do it”. I have volunteered almost my entire life. One of my earliest memories is walking in Take Back the Night marches with my mom. I guess I probably volunteered to go with her; I don’t remember throwing a temper tantrum in protest. As I went through school it became increasingly common to have a volunteer obligation...
This morning I heard someone from a large organization that works on aging issues in the U.S. say “chronological aging is increasingly becoming irrelevant”. I thought this was an interesting statement. He was referring to the fact that age does not define us as much as it used to. Due to advances in medicine, technological advances and I would also say cultural changes; we are all able...
Turning 30: Talking about Boomers
I get to spend my 30th birthday with a group of very innovative and smart professionals from around the state working on engaging boomers and future generations of volunteers. The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration has an advanced training for nonprofit professionals to make sure they don’t miss the opportunity of engaging passionate, skilled and experienced community...