Volunteer Engagement Matters

Micro-lessons on volunteer management and volunteerism. Looking at how to build and lead volunteer programs through best practices and strategically plan great volunteer programs, whether for an organization or association...wherever volunteers are engaged.

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Tuesday Aug 08, 2023

The volunteer management cycle is the best practice model for the lifecycle of volunteer engagement and for many years has been the foundation of a strong volunteer program. It sets the framework of many of our best practices and policies and procedures.

Tuesday May 02, 2023

This episode talks about how  the younger generation matures and continue to enter the volunteer space, organizations must adapt to new techniques for recruiting, motivating, managing, and retaining younger volunteers.  Younger volunteers don't follow traditional volunteer patterns, and therefore require new approaches. Organizations must adapt quickly; the sheer size of the generation demands it.

Friday Mar 17, 2023

This podcast will look at organizational risk as a whole but volunteer programs are a component of the whole and therefore this is a good foundational lesson prior to looking at your volunteer program specifically.

Monday Feb 06, 2023

To achieve a sound basis for the development of volunteer programs and activities, systematic planning efforts need to be undertaken.
Strategic planning includes the ability to identify opportunities, analyze problems, establish priorities and needs and allocate resources accordingly.
This episode looks at the components of a strategic plan and some key tools and resources to help organizations.

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

Are we marketing our programs to attract the right people at the right time? Are we focused on the wrong message to the wrong stakeholders?Are we actually selling our organizations in the best way?Once we have them, are we placing them in the right role? We will look at the key ingredients to marketing a volunteer program.
There is a workshop available on this topic. Contact us at lorigotliebconsulting@gmail.com 

Episode 3: Volunteer Burnout

Friday Jan 20, 2023

Friday Jan 20, 2023

Are you seeing volunteers leaving your organization? Are volunteers cancelling shifts? How do you know that your volunteer is heading for a burnout? There are some signs that you can look to help you before it goes too far. This episode discusses signs of burnout and how to handle it. There is also a workshop on Volunteer Burnout...for more information contact us at lorigotliebconsulting@gmail.com or go to lorigotliebconsulting.wordpress.com

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

Leaders of volunteers wear many hats and we need to understand, celebrate and advocate for the many skills and talents that we provide to our organizations. This micro-lesson talks about those attributes and what are roles are in an organization.

Thursday Jan 12, 2023

We will look at the trends that are happening that will effect volunteer programs, especially when it comes to marketing or recruitment. As the world has shifted so has volunteerism. Volunteer programs need to pivot and shift their volunteer management programs to address the "new volunteer"


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