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!
Elisa Kosarin from Twenty Hats interviewed me back in May 2016. My favorite part of her post is this: And then sometimes, through what Liza calls “a series of yesses”, we start to take our work more seriously and see volunteer management as a profession and not just a job. Reflecting on this now, I … Continue reading Saying yes and trying things
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
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
I'm going to be a speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Austin, TX in March! I'll be giving a 5-minute, Ignite-style talk on communicating volunteer impact. Check out my speaker page and description of my talk for more info. Looking forward to meeting and connecting with other speakers and attendees! And, when I say … Continue reading It’s Official!