Showing posts with tag: Volunteer management

3 OCTOBER 2018

Thank Volunteers Early and Often

Leaders provide encouragement when they recruit volunteers well, place them carefully, and evaluate their performance in a healthy way. In addition to this, leaders can and should formally recognize the volunteer’s contribution.  Betty Stallings, a recognition expert, describes the Four P’s of recognition: making it personal, plentiful, powerful, and practical. Personal. Making it personal means […]

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26 SEPTEMBER 2018

How to Supervise Volunteers

At its most basic, supervising volunteers means supporting their work in order to sustain their activity over time. The apostle Paul calls on leaders “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ” (Eph. 4:12), which indicates that as we prepare others (equipping), we make them […]

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15 DECEMBER 2016

No Food Fights!: How to Build Program Capacity

The Rev. Rod Frohman of Rochester, NY, tells the story of a noon lunch program that devolved into a worst case scenario. A couple of years ago at Third Presbyterian Church, our Saturday noon lunch program had a glut of unexpected visitors, probably double the eighty people we usually feed every Saturday noon. We later […]

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