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January 2004

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February 2004
  • Ask Connie
    • Managing Volunteers Through Change
    • Creating a Recognition Plan
    • Volunteers and Workers Comp
  • Boards & Committees
    • Stages in Organizational Development: The Third Stage: The Adolescent
  • Government - State
    • Meaningful Volunteer Recognition on a Low Budget
  • Management & Supervision
    • Meetings People Beg to Attend
    • The Volunteer Newsletter
    • Be The Organizational Expert on Volunteerism
  • News
    • Dictionaries Are Trend Trackers
    • 63.8 Million Volunteers
    • New Resource On Managing Volunteers
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Speaking Kindly of the Departed
    • Interview Tips
    • Customer Service Reference
  • Tech Tips
    • It's Here! Part II
    • Using Google to Keep Volunteer Records Accurate
  • Training
    • Get The Most From That Workshop
    • An Ice Breaker To Promote Interaction
    • Graffiti Wrap-Up

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March 2004
  • Boards & Committees
    • Stages in Organizational Development: The Fourth Stage: The Mature Organization
  • Government - Federal
    • The Statistical Endeavor
    • Mapping Your Program
    • Your Professional Development
    • Volunteer Contributions In Hospitals
    • Looking for Recognition Items
  • News
    • Volunteers and Voting
    • AmeriCorps Funding is Up
    • Saving Cities Around the World
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Best Practices in Volunteer Management: Tips Online
    • Selling the Health That Volunteering Can Bring
    • Telling Someone "No, You Cannot Be a Volunteer With Our Organization"
  • Tech Tips
    • Tech Tips adds New Contributor
    • Using Tags in VolunteerWorks
    • Conserving Mailing Labels with VolunteerWorks
  • Training
    • Training Certificate for Managers of Volunteers
    • Charity Channel
    • PowerPoint Revisited

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April 2004
  • Boards & Committees
    • Stages in Organizational Development: The Fifth Stage: Old Age
  • Government - Military
    • Volunteer Activities While Waiting for Paid Employment
    • Inexpensive Table Decorations
    • The Art of Managing With Questions
    • Coping With the Hostile Person
    • Two Dozen Ways to Say "Good Job"
  • News
    • Volunteer Management Capacity
    • Regional Difference in Giving and Volunteering
    • Ethics R’ Us
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Set Goals for Recruiting
    • Know Your Immigrant Population
    • The Volunteer Exit Interview
  • Tech Tips
    • Making Your Desktop a Powerful Tool
    • Marketing Your Program From Your Desktop
  • Training
    • Reassuring the Staff
    • The Portable Easel Pad
    • Saying "Good Job"

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May 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do you Remember 1983?
    • What’s All This Fuss?
    • How Did Volunteer Today Begin?
    • One Liners
  • Boards & Committees
    • Taking a Hard Look at Your Organization's Operations
  • Government - Local
    • It's Working! Volunteer Tasks for Public Works Volunteers
    • Salary Information for Local Government Volunteer Program Managers
    • What Rewards Do Volunteers Want?
    • Tips on Web Writing
    • Hierarchy of Communication: The Greatest Impact
  • News
    • Study of Volunteer Management in Nonprofits Unveiled
    • Who Do Donors Trust?
    • Omidyar Foundation Changes Ideas About Philanthropy
    • Donation of Cars in Question
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • It's True! A Healthy Life and Volunteering Are Connected
    • A Diversifying America
  • Tech Tips
    • Excelling With Excel: Finding Missing Numbers In A List Of Numbers And Other Excel Tips
    • Quick Tip: Adusting the View on Your Monitor
  • Training
    • Reenact Events as Training Tool
    • Sharpen Word Usage
    • Training Volunteers to Work with Non-English Speakers

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June 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 1983?
    • MBA Publishing Bundled Sales
    • Words from the Past
  • Boards & Committees
    • Difficult Board Members: The Egotist - "Self over Mission"
  • Government - State
    • Reflections: Important Lessons I've Learned as a Volunteer Coordinator
    • Polish Volunteer Phone Skills
    • Morale Boosters
    • Ask for a Raise
  • News
    • Celebrate 21 years of Volunteer Today
    • Open Source as Model for Volunteering in the Future
    • Facts on Nonprofits
    • Volunteer Management Capacity in the U.S.
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Why Watch Trends?
    • How to Be a Trend Tracker?
  • Tech Tips
    • Making you E-Mialbox an Effective Tool for Your Program
  • Training
    • Presentations Jitters
    • Evaluations Made Fun
    • Getting Answers to Questions

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July 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 1983?
    • July and August 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • Technology Revolutionizes How We Work with Volunteers
    • Words from the Past
  • Ask Connie
    • Connie's Recruiting Experiences
    • Rewarding Volunteers - They Know Best!
    • Growing Volunteer Leaders
  • Boards & Committees
    • Difficult Board Members: The Non-Participant
  • Government - Federal
    • Think Federal. Act Local
    • Canada Has Help from Ministry to Grassroots
    • Got a Burning Questions on Federal volunteer Program Management?
    • Command Respect
    • Risk Management Tool Online
    • Tips To Work With Almost Anyone
  • News
    • Volunteer Management Certificate Training
    • International Conference on Volunteer Administration
    • Defining Morality
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • The New Wave of Volunteers
    • What Is It That Constitutes A Professional Volunteer Program? Part One
    • Lost a Phone Number! Use Reverse Look-Up
    • Single Volunteers
  • Tech Tips
    • R U ready 4 Text Messaging?
    • VolunteerWorks: Adding Reminders to Multiple Volunteers
  • Training
    • Teaching Customer Service
    • Typo-Free Handouts
    • Be the Organizational Training Department

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August 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 1993?
    • July and August 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • A Volunteer's First Impression
    • Words from the Past
  • Ask Connie
    • Value of Volunteer Hours
    • Benefits of Volunteering
    • Volunteer Uniforms
  • Government - Military
    • Our Communities Are Missing Their Deployed Volunteers
    • Canadians Award Good Work
    • Tips to Good Volunteer Handbooks
    • Motivating with Recaps
  • News
    • Volunteer Management Certificate Program Wins Third and Fourth Awards
    • Web Optimization Assessments Launched
    • AmeriCorps Out of Catholic Schools
    • Macduff to Speak in Atlanta, GA and Frankfort, KY
    • UN Launches French and Spanish Sites On Volunteering
    • Survey of Volunteers Who Have a Mental Illness
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • What Is It That Constitutes A Professional Volunteer Program? Part Two
    • Managing Generation Y. Are You Prepared?
    • Writing the Recommendation Letter for a Volunteer
  • Tech Tips
    • Preventive Maintenance Can Help Keep Your Program Running Clean
  • Training
    • Why Field Trips?
    • Assess Learning for Volunteers

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September 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 1998?
    • September and October 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • Nonprofits and For-Profits Can Still Learn About Management from Each Other
    • Ask Connie’s "Out Takes"
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Code of Ethics
    • Volunteer Accountability
    • Volunteer Appreciation Banquets
  • Boards & Committees
    • Doing the Right Things
  • Government - Local
    • County Park Volunteer Opportunities
    • Tips on Improving Staff and Volunteer Relations
    • Ethics: A Quick Checklist
    • Write Your Own Position Description
    • Teaching Yourself to “Check-In” with Volunteers
  • News
    • Add Your Remembrances-A Volunteerism Time Line
    • Parent Corps Announced by Bush
    • Volunteering Promotes Health: Volunteer and Lose Weight!
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • New Resource on Online Volunteering
    • What Is It That Constitutes A Professional Volunteer Program? Part Three
  • Tech Tips
    • Lord of the Web Rings
    • Googleing for Groupies
  • Training
    • Training Review: The Case of the Multiple Scribes
    • Training the Committee Chair
    • Answering Learner Questions

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October 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 1988?
    • September and October 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • Another Rant: What Hasn't Changed
    • More Ask Connie’s "Out Takes"
  • Ask Connie
    • Recruiting "Key" Volunteers
    • Volunteer Behavior
    • Are Volunteers Healthier and Happier?
    • Setting Staff Expectations
  • Boards & Committees
    • A Board Organization Chart
  • Government - State
    • Using Volunteers to Fill Lost Positions With Union Buy-In
  • Management & Supervision
    • Motivation: Seven Must Haves
    • Consider the Volunteer Perk
    • Humor Used Wisely
  • News
    • Proposals to Regulate Nonprofit in US
    • New Books in the Bookstore
    • About.com - Nonprofits
    • Add Your Remembrances-A Volunteerism Time Line
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Generations with Different Goals
    • Pre-Retirement for Volunteers
    • Are You New to Your Job?
  • Tech Tips
    • Event Budget Planning: Using Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word
  • Training
    • Ice Breaker—the Name Tag Exchange
    • Introducing a Speaker
    • Staff Training Assessment

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November 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember 2000?
    • November and December 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • Musings from the Publisher
    • Time Line
  • Ask Connie
    • Recognition on a Budget
    • Volunteer Evaluation Surveys
  • Boards & Committees
    • Helping a Board Make Hard Decisions
  • Government - Federal
    • The Exit Interview Team
  • Management & Supervision
    • Building Volunteer Confidence
    • Managing the Spontaneous Volunteer
    • Virtual Volunteering
    • Communication to Get 100% Performance
  • News
    • RSS: Really Simple Syndication
    • International Resources on Volunteering
    • Volunteer Management Certificate Course in April
    • Macduff Conducts Basic and Advanced Workshops in Seattle in January
    • Add Your Remembrances-A Volunteerism Time Line
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Triple Your Attendance
    • Invasion of the South
    • Recruiting Online:What Do We Know?
  • Tech Tips
    • Hyperlinks: Not Just for Websites Anymore!
    • Age Calculator
  • Training
    • Review Lottery
    • Macduff Conducts Basic and Advanced Workshops in Seattle in January
    • Trainer Tool Kit

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December 2004
  • 21st Anniversary Page
    • Do You Remember the Years 1983 to 2004?
    • November and December 21st Anniversary Celebration Sales
    • Creating & Coping with Change
    • Final 21st Anniversary Page
  • Ask Connie
    • CAVS Certification
    • Why Volunteer?
    • Counseling a Volunteer
  • Boards & Committees
    • The Board's Role in Program Monitoring
  • Government - Military
    • What Can I Do to Help Military Families?
  • Management & Supervision
    • Trends
    • The Question: A Managerial Tool
    • Tips to Effective Management
  • News
    • Phone Class on Recruiting
    • Tracking Your Online Business
    • Managers of Local Government Volunteer Programs Professional Association
    • Jacksonville Hosts ICVA
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • What Are "Best Practices?"
    • Practical Steps to Praise
    • Recruiting Volunteers: Resources for Two Types of Volunteers
  • Tech Tips
    • Creating Postcards to Market Your Program
  • Training
    • Experiential Learning Cycle
    • Macduff Conducts Basic and Advanced Workshops in Seattle in January
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