Energize, Inc. is pleased to announce that we have added 2 more volunteer management titles to our Kindle eBook line up The (Help!) I-Don't-Have-Enough-Time Guide to Volunteer Management and By The People: A History of Americans as Volunteers have joined Susan Ellis’ classic From the Top Down in the Amazon Kindle Store.
Needless to say, an event can quickly go from well-rehearsed to “winging it” with just one phone call. Luckily, last minute volunteer cancellations are like any other adverse situation. If you plan ahead for them, they can easily be overcome.
The previous posting, "Why Don't Job Banks Include Volunteer Management as a Profession? (Applying My September Hot Topic to Real-Life Situations)," generated some wonderful action. Hillary Roberts, who started the whole thread in the first place,sent a short-and-sweet e-mail to Bridgestar on September 7, including that small word "why." Read on to see their response! (And benefit from a free offer Bridgestar has made to all our readers.)
As I was composing this month’s Hot Topic about asking “Why?” to put things into context and enable forward progress, I received an e-mail from Hillary Roberts of Blankie Depot (she’s one of the most consistent and savvy responders to my Hot Topic). She wanted to tell me that Bridgestar’s nonprofit job bank has “no reference to volunteer resource management or the word volunteer anywhere within the parameters of a job search. Even ‘volunteer coordinator’ is missing.” She suggested that this might be a great idea for an online discussion: “How do volunteer resource managers job hunt and why haven't job banks included our profession?”