Portfolio

Awards & Certifications

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) from the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration.

Received a 2016 NTENny award from the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) for being “Most likely to be brave enough to give an Ignite presentation at her first NTC and then, when other folks might be nervously practicing their talk, will offer to help prep conference bags at the last minute, just for fun.”

Publications & Blogs

I keep a blog here and on Medium. I also guest blog in various places. (All following have been written by me unless noted otherwise.)

“We Needed This!” And Other Takeaways From The #2017NationalSummit, published on Engaging Volunteers, the VolunteerMatch blog. August 9, 2017

Who’s not here?, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. April 5, 2017

Quoted in Travel Abroad, in Your Own Country by Roger Cohen. Published in The New York Times. March 4, 2017

A dream marriage for volunteer managers – and all in one app, published on Twenty Hats. February 14, 2017

Quoted in Volunteers Numbers Surge After Trump Election by Megan O’Neil. Published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. February 2, 2017

Happy IVM Day!, published on Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. November 5, 2016

#WhereAreMyShoes, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. August 11, 2016

How to Simplify Volunteer Recruitment (and anything else that might get complicated), published on Twenty Hats. June 22, 2016

Let’s Slack Off, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. March 17, 2016

The Little App That Could (quite possibly put more hours in your day), published on Twenty Hats. December 2, 2015

An App to Keep Up Your Sleeve (or in your pocket), published on Twenty Hats. August 19, 2015

Beyond the Thank You Card: Meaningful volunteer appreciation, published on the NTEN Connect Blog. May 15, 2015

What Are Your Volunteers Saying About Your Organization?, published on Twenty Hats. May 13, 2015

What do you do?, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. April 2, 2015

13 Steps to the CVA Credential, published on Engaging Volunteers, the VolunteerMatch blog. January 8, 2015

Outside the (Banquet) Box, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. February 5, 2014

Volunteers and the Super Bowl, published on Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association blog. February 1, 2014

01010100 is for Training, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. April 24, 2013

Avengers, Volunteer!, guest blog for Thoughtful Thursdays. June 27, 2012

Special Projects

Volunteer Management Snark

Created and continue to maintain Volunteer Management Snark, or VM Snark for short. Posts are on Twitter and Facebook. (Archive/first home of VM Snark was on Tumblr.) Leaders of volunteers are encouraged to submit ideas and posts are anonymous unless the creator wants credit.

Volunteer Management Hashtags

Spearheaded a project to establish specific Volunteer Management hashtags with Elisa Kosarin.

Free Templates

Created this Professional Development Tracking Template. This is how I keep track of my ongoing professional development. After sharing it with a few folks and being asked for a copy, I created this template for anyone to use. It’s been used by fellow Volunteer Management folks, nonprofiteers, and educators.