Monthly Archives: March 2016

Top tips for influencing around volunteering

Last month I explored the issue of ‘onboarding‘ which one commentator defined as “the conscious process of bringing someone ‘on board’ through orientation, introductions, a bit of training, a few simple inaugural tasks to get started to help figure out how things work around here and assess how people work together.” My key point was that processes for getting volunteers onboard are of little value of the organisation isn’t fully committed to engaging volunteers.

I concluded by saying that this month I would suggest some tips for influencing within our organisations to help others ‘get it’ when it comes to volunteering. So here we are, three top tips for influencing around volunteering. Read more on Top tips for influencing around volunteering…

Processes don’t work, people do

A new piece of jargon is slowly creeping into the language of volunteer management – onboarding. Thankfully it has nothing to do with water sports like wakeboarding or boogie boarding or water related torture method, waterboarding. Read more on Processes don’t work, people do…