2017 International Volunteer Managers Day Blog Carnival

This year’s theme for International Volunteer Managers Day is “be the voice” and I’m thrilled to share the voices of 12 leaders of volunteers from five different countries (Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, USA). Some you may have heard of and some may be new; that’s part of the fun of a blog carnival! Before I … Continue reading 2017 International Volunteer Managers Day Blog Carnival

Announcing the 2017 IVM Day blog carnival!

International Volunteer Managers Day (aka IVM Day) began in 1999 as a way to celebrate the profession of volunteer leadership. This year's theme for IVM Day is "be the voice" and bloggers are coming together to share their perspectives and ideas on this theme. Writing about volunteer leadership is one way to be a voice … Continue reading Announcing the 2017 IVM Day blog carnival!

A brief note on volunteerism, democracy, and privilege

Volunteering is a privilege. Not everyone can afford to spend their time working without financial compensation. Not everyone has time to give outside of work and family responsibilities. Not everyone has access to transportation to a volunteer site or can work during the hours that are offered. Not everyone [fill in the blank because there … Continue reading A brief note on volunteerism, democracy, and privilege

Stepping Up, Aside, and Out

Stepping Up As of July 1, I'm the new Marketing Chair on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Portland board and I couldn't be more excited! I've been on the Marketing Committee for the last two or so years, primarily managing the Twitter channel. This group of changemakers has had a significant role in my … Continue reading Stepping Up, Aside, and Out

Catching Up & Looking Ahead

What a busy time of year! Work, life, non-work work (aka professional development), friends, family, fun... This time of year has it all for me. To get myself back on track, here are a few updates. 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference This conference was such an amazing experience and I was honored to be on the … Continue reading Catching Up & Looking Ahead

On “13 Steps to the CVA Credential”

I'm so excited to share that I have a blog on VolunteerMatch! It's all about my journey to the CVA credential and the process that CVA candidates can expect. Check it out and let me know if you have any thoughts. As soon as Jennifer Bennett (Senior Manager of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch) asked … Continue reading On “13 Steps to the CVA Credential”