New Article Posted – Treat Your Volunteers Like the Gold That They Are

I’ve posted a new article on my website.

Ask yourself this: In the past month, how many times have you heard one of your colleagues, friends, or neighbors say something like “I’m sorry, I can’t make your party this weekend, because I’m volunteering at the 7-11.” or “I won’t be at the Scout meeting tonight because I’m volunteering at Best Buy.” How many times have you heard that? Probably zero, because nobody volunteers to work at for-profit organizations.

But if you work for an association or not-for-profit, you do have people volunteering their time. Probably lots of people. (Even the smallest not-for-profits work with dozens, if not hundreds, of volunteers every year.) And your volunteers are one of your organization’s most important assets. In fact, they are the greatest competitive advantage you have over your for-profit competitors. So it’s absolutely essential that you manage your volunteers effectively.

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About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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