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An Exercise in Upside-Down Ministry
July 14, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

I want to turn your ministry leadership upside-down for a minute. What if your team of volunteers disappeared and you had to recruit new ones? What if you couldn’t get anyone to commit beyond this …

Free Volunteer Recruiting Plan Form
July 9, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

I have put together a free Volunteer Recruiting Plan PDF for leaders. This PDF allows leaders to outline their recruiting plan using the process provided in the FREE Recruiting Volunteers eBook. This form also makes …

Give Them a Vision
July 8, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

Volunteers should be honored by giving them a vision. This vision is what makes giving their spare time worthwhile. It helps them to understand that the work they do means something. It helps motivate them …

Ask Them Questions
July 7, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

Another way to honor your volunteers is to ask for their input. When was the last time, as a leader, that you asked for their input about the team? Here are some ideas on what …

Keep Things Simple
July 2, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

As a software developer and architect, I spend a lot of time trying to identify the best possible solution to a business problem. The solution usually has to offer a benefit, then offer that benefit …

Solve Small Problems First
July 1, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

Have you heard of the Broken Windows Theory? From Wikipedia:
“The theory states that it is easier to solve a small problem before it becomes a big problem. For example, if one person tags (graffiti) the …

Target Excellence
June 30, 2008 – 6:00 am | Comments Off

Are you honoring your volunteers by allowing them to target excellence in what they do?
Tony Dye recently posted an article titled “Adequate”:
“Why don’t we have excellent? Perhaps three reasons: 1) We don’t know of …

Free Volunteer Job Description Form
June 25, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

As a follow-up to the FREE Recruiting Volunteers eBook, I have put together a free Volunteer Job Description PDF available for immediate download. This form uses the format from the example job descriptions to help …

Provide Creative Expression
June 24, 2008 – 5:00 am | Comments Off

Just about every team has at least one creative volunteer. Are you allowing your team to be creative, not just perfect, in their execution? James Marsters, actor and musician, offered a great example of perfection …

Respect Your Volunteers’ Time
June 23, 2008 – 6:00 am | Comments Off

How good are you at respecting your volunteers’ time? Are you considerate of the time they need for family, friends, work, and rest? Before you ask someone to volunteer every week, or show up for …

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