Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits.   It’s true.   They bring extra hands and usually a healthy dose of enthusiasm as well to help you get things done and fulfill your nonprofit’s mission.   They work without reward and often under less-than-perfect circumstances.   So, be sure to thank them. And thank30

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  If you have a big dream for your nonprofit, you know you need people to help you achieve it. You can’t do it alone. It’s too big. I bet you’d love to have an army of people helping you get stuff done. Maybe you’ve tried using volunteers, but you just can’t seem to get30

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits.They can bring extra hands to a program. They can also bring fresh ideas, new enthusiasm, and a different perspective. They work without reward and often under less-than-perfect circumstances. So, be sure to thank them. And thank them well. It’s National Volunteer Week, so what better time to give30

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by Karla S. Kurtz I was invited by a friend last week to attend a monthly meeting of non-profit volunteers for a local nonprofit. She has been part of the group for just a few months and wants me to get involved. The group started with introductions and then there was a post-mortem evaluation of30

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If you working on raising the money of your dreams, you should always be on the lookout for people who can help advance your cause. After all, you can’t do it yourself and many hands make light work. The right people can be infinitely helpful to your organization:  they can volunteer, they can donate money30

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Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of speaking at the Western North Carolina chapter of AFP in Asheville, North Carolina.  I had a great time seeing old friends and making new ones. Can you imagine me anywhere not having fun? I spoke to them about working with volunteers and bosses in fundraising, especially when you30

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There’s a great article in the latest Advancing Philanthropy magazine about using volunteers to get more work done in your office. I’m a huge proponent of using volunteers. Over my career, I’ve enlisted fundraising volunteers to do all kinds of things, and almost every time, had great success. If you work in a small shop,30

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