Non-Profit Leader Spotlight: Aimee Tilley


Thought Leadership

It takes a special person to work in the non-profit world. That person must be creative, resilient, tenacious, big-hearted, and, above all, resourceful. Even in the best of times, non-profits have to consistently scrap, beg, barter and cajole funding to serve its clients and pay its staff, and that level of stress can lead to […]

April 2, 2018

50 Ways to Show Your Volunteers Appreciation


Volunteer Management

National Volunteer Week—April 15-21—is a little less than a month away. Established in 1974 by President Nixon, this week encourages Americans to volunteer for one of the many deserving nonprofit programs in our country. In addition, it’s a perfect opportunity for organizations to formally recognize the hard work and effort of their own volunteers. While […]

March 21, 2018

5 Tips to Building a Strong Volunteer Base


Volunteer Management

Millions of individuals in the United States choose to give their talent, time and skills to help causes they believe in, and most nonprofits’ ability to operate and grow depend on that free labor. But even when your labor comes from the heart, managing different personalities and schedules is challenging.   Effective volunteer management is […]

March 9, 2018

Nine Surprising Benefits of Volunteering


Volunteering

My wife and I visited Aspen, Colorado last week for leaf-peeping season.  While on the way, we planned to stop at the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.  Year round, visitors to the Springs seek respite in the 3.5 million gallons of 124 degree Fahrenheit water that emanate from the Earth daily. I was inspired […]

September 29, 2014

How to Write a Blog People Will Read


Marketing

Hi there! I hope this week finds you well – the past few weeks have been exciting ones for us out here in Kansas City. Fall has been gracing us with some beautiful weather & beautiful colors, and after an insanely exciting season, our very own Kansas City Royals, long the underdogs in the MLB, […]

September 29, 2014

The Benefits of Dedicating Yourself to One Cause


Measuring Impact

These past weeks, between the podcast and several blogposts, we’ve had some highly meaningful discussions about ways that we can recruit dedicated volunteers to our causes. I can’t thank all of you enough for getting involved in these conversations – I’ve absolutely loved being a part of it, and have learned a great deal from […]

September 26, 2014