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ARCHIVES CENTRAL

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~2003 ARCHIVES~
January 2003 July 2003
February 2003 August 2003
March 2003 September 2003
April 2003 October 2003
May 2003 November 2003
June 2003 December 2003

January 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • New Year Reflection
    • Volunteerism Quotes
    • Youth Volunteer Motivators
  • Boards & Committees
    • Are You Sure What You Planned To Do Is What You Need To Do?
  • Management & Supervision
    • Creative Recognition
    • Rethinking Collaboration
  • News
    • Museum Ethics Guidelines
    • Evaluating the Volunteer Program: Reflections on Its Importance
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Do the Numbers! Competition for Volunteers
    • What Do These Numbers Mean?
    • Recognition is Not Meaningful If It's . . .
    • Coping with Unwanted Jobs
  • Tech Tips
    • You Are Here X
    • Wash Your Windows and Polish Your Apple
    • Quick Tip: Printing on Both Sides of Your Document
    • Hey Techies and Technophobes!
  • Training
    • Teaching the "Vision" Thing
    • Evaluating Your Leadership: A Light-hearted Approach
    • Getting to Know You

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February 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • No answers this month
  • Boards & Committees
    • Helping Boards Understand the Importance of Volunteer Management
  • Management & Supervision
    • Assess Your Contribution
    • Staff Assessment
    • Coping with Disasters
  • News
    • Museum Ethics Guidelines
    • Evaluating the Volunteer Program: Reflections on Its Importance
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Myths and Facts about Diversity
    • Evaluating the Volunteer Program: Why an Online Resource?
  • Tech Tips
    • Tips to Add Security to Your Files: Protect Them with Passwords
    • Going Goggle Searching Again?
    • Quick Tip: Got Time?
    • Hey Techies and Technophobes - Where are You?
  • Training
    • Training Volunteer Speakers
    • Humor + Training = Impact
    • What Do What Do Volunteers Hope to Learn?

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March 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Setting Annual Goals
    • Finding Volunteer Opportunities
    • Youth & Teen Volunteer Programs
  • Boards & Committees
    • Old Board Members Shouldn't Just Fade Away
  • Management & Supervision
    • Giving and Receiving in the USA
    • Resources to Build Youth Volunteering
    • Whence the Faith-Based Initiative?
    • Advice for United Way
  • News
    • Funding for the Volunteer Program
    • Computers for Volunteers
    • Online Technology Journal
    • Campbell Resigns
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Austrailian Volunteering Statistics
    • Seeking Volunteer Translators?
    • Who are Boomers?
  • Tech Tips
    • "Pack and Go" PowerPoint Presentations
    • Taking Digital Pictures of Your Volunteers
    • Quick Tip: Defragmenting your Hard Drive
  • Training
    • Digestion Time in the Classroom
    • Classroom Don'ts
    • Professional Development

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April 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Recognition Keynote Address
  • Boards & Committees
    • Is My Nonprofit Ethical?
  • Management & Supervision
    • Building Support from Within
    • Being a Valued Co-Worker
    • Ten Mistakes of Volunteer Managers
  • News
    • Getting On the Air
    • SBC Technology Grants
    • VolunteerMatch and the Volunteer Program
    • Some Facts on Nonprofit Finances in the US
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Age and Volunteers in Membership Organizations
    • Reaching Those New Volunteers
    • The Power of the Cell Phone
  • Tech Tips
    • Have You Watered Your Telephone Tree Lately?
    • Removing Old Programs
    • Quick Tip: Checking Software Versions
  • Training
    • Should I Quit My Job? A Decision Making Strategy
    • Closing Exercise to Review Content
    • Test Your ALQ

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May 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Finding International Volunteer Opportunities
    • Why Do People Volunteer?
    • Preparing a Volunteer Handbook
  • Boards & Committees
    • Does Your Organization Do What It Says It is Doing?
  • Government - Local
    • Voluteer Tasks for Police Department Volunteers
    • Website Resources for Government Volunteer Programs
  • Management & Supervision
    • Constructive Criticism and Conflict: Some Tips
    • Volunteer Burnout
    • Member Idea Exchange
  • News
    • Points of Light Announce Conference in June
    • Questions on Insurance
    • Trends for 2003
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Show Me the Money
    • Targeting Your Message to Recruit
    • Giving Speeches Make you Nervous?
  • Tech Tips
    • Dress Up Your Documents With Custom Graphics
    • Printing with Two Different Papers
    • Quick Tip: System Information
  • Training
    • Opening the Mind
    • Organizing for the Left and Right Brain
    • Training Volunteers in Terror or Trauma Situations

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June 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Government Volunteer Program Resources
    • Managing Episodic Volunteers
    • Volunteer Application Template
  • Boards & Committees
    • What To Do Until the New Executive Director Comes
  • Government - State
    • Surviving Downsizing: Doing More and More with Less and Less?
  • Management & Supervision
    • Burnout: Stages to Note and What to Do
    • Keeping the "Star" Volunteers
  • News
    • Volunteer Today Launches New Page for Government Volunteer Managers
    • Conference for Directors of Library Programs
    • eBay Partners for Charity
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Screening: More than Its Cracked Up To Be
    • Trends: Past to Present
    • Risk Management for Volunteer Programs: An Interview with Linda Graff
  • Tech Tips
    • Creating a Simple Excel Pie Chart
    • Quick Tip: Recently Used Documents
  • Training
    • Do Seniors Want to Learn New Things?
    • Case Studies: An Effective Training Tool

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July 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Recognition Policies and Resources
    • Leadership Questions from Members
    • Fundraising Events and Resources
  • Boards & Committees
    • Summer is a Good Time to Think About Fall
  • Government - Federal
    • "Volunteer Management is Only Part of My Job!"
    • Training Volunteers Goes Beyond Teaching Skills
    • Take Pride in America
  • Management & Supervision
    • Win at the Telephone Tag Game
    • Make a PACT with Volunteers
    • How to Alter the Position Description
  • News
    • Who's Giving Away Money?
    • Who is Online?
    • Standards for Charitable Giving
    • Strategies to Expand the Role of Religious Charities
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Volunteer Projects for Small Businesses
    • Volunteering In the USA
    • Value of Volunteer Hour
    • High Tech and High Touch
  • Tech Tips
    • Managing Your Data: Combining Sorting and AutoFilter
    • Quick Tip: Full Screen Viewing in your Browser
  • Training
    • Conferences for Volunteer Managers
    • Teaching a Procedure
    • Arranging Pairs or Teams of Two

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August 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Productive Volunteer/Staff Partnership
  • Boards & Committees
    • Board Buddies
  • Government - Military
    • Which Hat Should I Wear?
    • More Than "A Few Good" Volunteers
  • Management & Supervision
    • Leadership Suicide
    • "Love the New Changes, Marge"
    • Be a Better Listener
  • News
    • Red Cross Lays Off Over 200
    • United Ways Merge in Chicago
    • Ohio Man Founds Safe Harbor Resources
    • Conference Announcement
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • References: A Screening Tool
    • The Big Introduction—Tips on Giving Speeches or Talks
    • Trends: What They Mean for Volunteerism
  • Tech Tips
    • Reading Portable Documents Format (.pdf) Documents
    • Quick Tip: Searching with Quotation Marks
  • Training
    • Has Volunteering Changed?

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September 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Inmate Volunteers and Community Service
    • Evaluating Your Volunteer Program
    • Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraise
  • Boards & Committees
    • What is Founder's Syndrome?
  • Government - Local
    • More than Books: Volunteer Tasks for Library Volunteers
    • Saving Taxpayer Dollars: Local Government Volunteers Chip-in
  • Management & Supervision
    • Who Needs to Know?
    • Quick Management Tips
    • Coping with Reverses
  • News
    • AmeriCorps Funding Denied
    • Info on Seniors
    • Our Technology Future
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Grassroots Recognition
    • The Impact and Opportunities of Change
  • Tech Tips
    • Online Electronic File Storage
    • Telephone Vacation Messages
    • Quick Tip: Calendar Wizard for MS Word 97
  • Training
    • Games: A Training Tool
    • Do You Know the Acronym Code?

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October 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteering and Career Development
    • Volunteer Mentor Program
    • Volunteer Program Manager Professional Development
    • What is a Docent?
  • Boards & Committees
    • What the Board Can Do to Overcome "Founder's Syndrome"
  • Government - State
    • Managing Volunteers from a Distance:
      If you don’t know where you're going, you'll wind up somewhere else and you might not like it there
  • Management & Supervision
    • What’s with Blogging?
    • Leverage: The Power of Influence
    • Greeting Card Recognition
  • News
    • Trends in Employment of the Future
    • Japanese Charities
    • The Cost of a Volunteer
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Teens: Where Were They When?
    • Is It Important to Include Youth As Volunteers?
    • Reaching the Youth Volunteer Market
  • Tech Tips
    • Canine Computer Cruelty
  • Training
    • Generating Ideas on a Topic
    • A Review Dice Game

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November 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • Dates to Remember
    • Online Resources to Use
    • Volunteer Application Tip
    • Police Volunteer Programs
  • Boards & Committees
    • Growing Pains
  • Government - Federal
    • Recognizing Volunteers
    • Reviving a "Settled" Volunteer Program
    • Youth Volunteers
  • Management & Supervision
    • Crisis Management
    • Keeping Meetings on Track
    • Your "OQ"
  • News
    • Volunteer Administrators to Meet in Portland, OR in 2004
    • !TradÚceloAhora!
    • Advocacy Site
    • The Cost of a Volunteer Program
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • To Advertise in the Newspaper or Not to Advertise in the Newspaper? That is the Question.
    • More Adults Living Alone
    • Committee Guidelines
  • Tech Tips
    • News Alerts with Google
    • Searching Beyond Google
    • Quick Tip: Finding Domain Owners
  • Training
    • Know the Needs in Advance
    • Learning to Deal with Emotions
    • Right Brain/Left Brain

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December 2003
  • Ask Connie
    • 10 Reasons Why Volunteer Program Managers Should be Part of the Management Team
  • Boards & Committees
    • Organizational Development: The Infant Start Up
  • Government - Military
    • Getting the Commander's Attention for Your Volunteer Program
    • Establishing a Cooperative Environment for Volunteers in a Military Organization
  • Management & Supervision
    • "The Day All the Volunteers Left"
    • Track Your Progress
    • Managing the Whiner
    • Canadian Governance—Do and Don't
  • News
    • College Degree in "Social Change and Activism"
    • New Online Resource
    • Change Afoot for IRS 990
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Altruistic Behavior and Religious Faith
    • What do you know about 21 year olds?
    • Email that Works
  • Tech Tips
    • Who's Here? With VolunteerWorks
    • Need a Secure Way to Collect Money From Your Volunteers?
  • Training
    • Checking In With Volunteers
    • Powers of Observation
    • Test Your Grammar

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