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2005 ARCHIVES
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February 2005 August 2005
March 2005 September 2005
April 2005 October 2005
May 2005 November 2005
June 2005 December 2005

2000 - 2004 ARCHIVES
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January 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • 2005 National Volunteer Week
    • Volunteer Record Keeping
    • Retaining Volunteers and What They Can Do If You Let Them
  • Boards & Committees
    • New Year's Resolutions for Board Members
  • Government - Local
    • A Professional Association for Locals! National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government
    • Recruitment Tips for Rural Areas
    • Speaking of Demographics
  • Management & Supervision
    • Charities Can Be Sued. How Is Your Risk Management Plan?
    • Recommendations on “Volunteer Sustainability”
    • Tips to Facilitate Positive Communication in Meetings
    • Trends
  • News
    • Merrill Joins the Volunteer Today Team
    • Anniversary Celebration Ends
    • Revisions to Bulk Mailings for Nonprofits
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Assessing Staff Attitudes
    • Keys to Effective Screening
    • Courtesy Makes a Come Back
  • Tech Tips
    • Mozilla Firefox: What it is, and why you need it
  • Training
    • Pack Your Bags
    • Macduff Conducts Basic and Advanced Workshops in Seattle in January
    • Keep Training Real

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February 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Mileage Deduction
    • Training Tips
  • Boards & Committees
    • Involving the Board in Articulating Your Case Statement
  • Government - State
    • Volunteering Within a State Agency
  • Management & Supervision
    • Who Are Potential Donors?
    • Motivating the Episodic Volunteer
    • Challenges to A Career in Volunteer Administration
  • News
    • Salary Divide for Professionals
    • Panel Formed To Advise Congress on Abuse of Tax-Exempt Legislation
    • Training in Seattle on Managing Volunteers
    • Washington State University Extends Deadline for Training Institute
    • New Book on Recognition
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Volunteer Positions - Outside the Box
    • Volunteers Who Just Show Up
    • Delegating Means Giving Up The Need to Control
  • Tech Tips
    • Demystifying the PDF File: What, Why, Where and Quick Tips
  • Training
    • Test Your Listening Quotient
    • Teaching Staff to Work With Volunteers: Correcting Mistakes
    • Washington State University Extends Deadline for Training Institute

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March 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Money, Money, Money
    • Nametags and Recognition
    • Who Pays for What?
  • Government - Federal
    • Old Lands, New Voices
    • Quick Recognition
    • Managing the Younger Volunteer
    • Evaluating Volunteer Programs
    • Washington State University Extends Deadline for Training Institute
  • News
    • Washington State University Extends Deadline for Training Institute
    • Museums Highlight Black History
    • Free Software For Nonprofits
    • USA Tax Advice for Tsunami Donations
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Selecting Volunteer Leaders
    • Managing Female Volunteers
  • Tech Tips
    • Three Sites I Can't Live Without
  • Training
    • Reading: An Essential of Professional Development
    • Word Plays
    • Final Exam as Review

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April 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Performance Evaluation
  • Boards & Committees
    • Conflict Can Be Constructive and Civil
  • Government - Military
    • Doing Your Part One Bit at a Time
    • Tips for Supervising the Grump or Complainer
    • Test Your Networking IQ
    • Delegating by Degree
  • News
    • Global News on Volunteerism
    • Volunteerism is on the Rise
    • A Global View on Volunteering
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Disability Facts
    • Checking References
    • Be a "Master" Communicator With Volunteers
  • Tech Tips
    • Downloading those Amazing Online Tools
      • What They Are
      • How To Be Safe
  • Training
    • Presentation Visual Tips
    • Musical Chairs Review
    • Training Volunteer Writers

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May 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Supervision – The Art and the Science
  • Boards & Committees
    • Is There a Right Board Model for My Organization?
  • Government - Local
    • Helping Staff Develop Volunteer Position Descriptions
    • What Does the Consumer Think?
    • Coaching Questions
    • Your Image Is Important!
  • News
    • Training in Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Canada’s Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector 2nd Largest in World
    • Living in Rural America: Inspiration At Hand
    • National Community Service Conference in Washington, DC in August
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Market Planning Strategies to Enhance Volunteer Involvement
    • Ways to Bring in Volunteers
    • Building the “Feedback” Environment
  • Tech Tips
    • Bookmarks Are Delicious
  • Training
    • Basics of Communication - Getting the Message Through
    • Old Idea On Training: They Still Work
    • Assessing the Need for Training

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June 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Using the Internet as a Recruiting Tool
  • Boards & Committees
    • Is There a Right Board Model for My Organization? The Traditional Board
  • Government - State
    • Policies/Procedures for Volunteer Programs
    • Background Checks
    • Tips on Writing Newsletters
    • Can You "C" Your Communication
    • Volunteerism Crystal Ball
  • News
    • Teens Committed to Volunteer Service in US
    • Corporate Giving to Charity: Expectations
    • Training in Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Graff Releases New Book
    • Technology Grant Due in June
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Tips for the Recruiting Speech
    • Targeted Motivation
    • Creating a Vision for the Volunteer Program
  • Tech Tips
    • Surfing to Create a Great Event
  • Training
    • Trainer Skills
    • Steps to Effective One-to-One Training
    • Training in Bowling Green, Kentucky

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July 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • New to the VPM Profession – Part I
    • New to the VPM Profession – Part II
  • Boards & Committees
    • Is There a Right Board Model for My Organization? The Policy Governance Board
  • Government - Federal
    • Interagency Volunteerism
    • Tips to Remembering
    • Releasing a Volunteer
    • The Perfect Document
  • News
    • We're Not Ready for the New Senior Volunteer
    • Volunteering Rural
    • National Conference on Volunteering and Service
    • GuideStar Goes International
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • The Snazzy Newsletter
    • Surviving a Crisis
    • Interviews: Some Hints
  • Tech Tips
    • Email Etiquette
  • Training
    • PowerPoint Tips
    • Listening Styles Are Different
    • Getting Volunteers to Training

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August 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • New to the VPM Profession – Part I
    • New to the VPM Profession – Part II
  • Boards & Committees
    • Comparison of Board Models
  • Government - Military
    • Honorary Commanders Program
    • Movies About Service
    • The Giving Circle: An Option for Volunteers
    • Building the Future Through Scenarios
  • News
    • Giving is Up in 2004
    • Managers of Volunteer Programs Gather
    • Muslim Charities Get Infrastructure Help
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Keeping Volunteers Happy
    • Gen X and Work
    • Master the Hiring Process
  • Tech Tips
    • Personalizing Your Email Messages
      • Why would you want to?
      • What types of email messages can you send?
      • How do you do it?
  • Training
    • The Dividend of Training
    • Top Ten Review
    • Orientation and Training for Volunteers

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September 2005
  • SPECIAL EDITION HOMEPAGE: Information and Resources to Assist Managers of Volunteer Programs in the Wake of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster in the Gulf Coast region
  • Ask Connie
    • National Volunteer Week Future Dates
    • Recognition Budget
    • Volunteer Needs Inventory
  • Boards & Committees
    • Vacation's Over: It's A Good Time For the Mission Test
  • Government - Local
    • Local Connection with USA Local Freedom Corps
    • Multi-Cultural Topic of NAVPLG Pre-Conference at 2005 ICVA
    • Legal Aspects of Managing Volunteers
    • Change Management
    • Blogs as a Management Tool
    • Customer Service and Volunteer Management
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • PDA and the Volunteer: Some Opportunities
    • Retirees: Will They Volunteer in the Future?
    • Keeping Effective Boards Healthy
  • Tech Tips
    • The Internet as a Platform for Collaboration
  • Training
    • Orientation Checklist
    • "Now What?"
    • Snagging Information

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October 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Recruiting Secret Weapon
    • Volunteering is Key to Long Life
  • Government - State
    • Volunteering on the Road to a Career
  • Management & Supervision
    • Quick Tips on Management and Supervision
    • Coaching Volunteers
    • Writing Surveys
  • News
    • Katrina Service
    • Employed Americans Value Volunteering
    • AARP Asks About Giving and Volunteering
    • Rural Philanthropy Grows
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Spontaneous Volunteers
    • Teams
  • Tech Tips
    • Playing Safe, Avoiding Sorry
  • Training
    • Get Your Orientation Out of A Rut
    • Why Visuals Are Important in Training
    • Training Styles

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November 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Management Accreditation
  • Boards & Committees
    • What Causes Boards to Micromanage Staff?
  • Government - Federal
    • Partnerships: the Key to Success in Volunteer Management
  • Management & Supervision
    • Managing: A Process View
    • Coping with Difficult People: The Bulldozer
  • News
    • Association for Volunteer Administration Launches a New Magazine
    • Evaluating Charities
    • Scholars Gather In Washington, DC
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Cure Bad Speaking Habits
    • Should We Involve Volunteers?
    • The Recruiting Appeal—Canada and the US
  • Tech Tips
    • BACKUP NOW!
  • Training
    • Ideas from Trainees
    • The Pasta Auction
    • The Easter Egg Hunt

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December 2005
  • Ask Connie
    • Employee Volunteer Program
    • Volunteer Code of Ethics
  • Boards & Committees
    • How to Avoid Micromanaging Staff
  • Government - Military - no article this month
  • Management & Supervision
    • Save Phone Time
    • Stifle Criticism 101
    • PRIDE
  • News
    • Effort to Improve Volunteer Management
    • Confidence in Charities is Low
    • Donations To Katrina Victims Without Cash
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • View of the Future—Issues for Volunteerism
    • The Power of Language
    • Web Site Recruiting
  • Tech Tips - no article this month
  • Training - no article this month

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