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April 2006 October 2006
May 2006 November 2006
June 2006 December 2006

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January 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Resolutions for the New Year
  • Boards & Committees
    • My New Year's Resolutions
  • Government - Local
    • Working as a Team
    • Good Reading: "The Effective Use of Volunteers: Best Practices for the Public Sector"
  • Management & Supervision
    • Leading Volunteers
    • Evaluating Events or Projects
  • News
    • Curtailing Advocacy
    • Do You Know Your Donors?
    • Ready for the Boomer Volunteer?
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • View of the Future—Issues for Volunteerism: Part Two
    • Quick Recognition
    • Talk About Money
  • Training
    • Quick-Assessment of Training
    • Techniques to Impart Knowledge

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February 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Creating a Volunteer Handbook
    • Minority Outreach Plan
  • Boards & Committees
    • Crisis Management: "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"
  • Government - State
    • Volunteer Recognition
  • Management & Supervision
    • Remove the Blocks
    • Brainstorming that is Effective
    • Advocacy and Volunteers
  • News
    • Youth Grants Available for Katrina Relief Projects
    • How Generous Is Your Region?
    • Volunteering: Useful Tool in the Workplace
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • View of the Future - Issues for Volunteerism: Part Three
      "The Boomers Are Coming. The Boomers Are Coming"
  • Training
    • Training Customer Service Volunteers
    • Conflict Can Be Positive
    • Reviewing: A Powerful Training Tool

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March 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Fun and Easy Recognition For All
    • Online Recognition Resources
    • Recognition is Not Meaningful If It's...
  • Boards & Committees
    • Why Does Anyone Want to Serve on a Board?
    • Minding Your International Manners
    • Conflict Investigation
    • Pitching Your Ideas
  • News
    • Managing Volunteers: Training Institute
    • Association for Volunteer Administration Is No More
    • Time: Where Does It Go?
    • Thinking About the Future
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • The Psychological Contract—Some New Observations
    • Interviews: Get To New Depths
  • Tech Tips
    • Distorted Images in Your Documents? Word Can Fix It.
    • Alphabet to Reduce Stress
    • Share the News About Effective Email
  • Training
    • Tip for the Trainer with a Cold
    • Trainer Response Styles
    • Training Contract

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April 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Fun and Easy Recognition For All
    • Online Recognition Resources
    • Recognition is Not Meaningful If It's...
  • Boards & Committees
    • Poor Reasons for Serving on a Board
    • Disasters and Helping the Disabled
    • Dealing with Team Work Saboteurs
    • Coping With Your Supervisor
  • News
    • Send Us Training Dates
    • Managing Volunteers: Training Institute
    • Arts Competition for the Future
    • Whence a Professional Association for Managers of Volunteers
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Make the Most of Awards
    • Types of Volunteers – It About More Than Traditional Volunteering
  • Tech Tips
    • Managing Files
    • "Where Should I Call You?"
  • Training
    • Lecture Bingo
    • Managing Volunteers: Training Institute
    • Go To Your Corners

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May 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Active vs. Inactive Volunteers – A Definition
    • Uniforms and Increased Volunteer Performance
    • Funding Sources for Intern Program
  • Boards & Committees
    • Board and ED: It's a Partnership
    • Making the First Day Count
    • Assess Your Leadership Skills
    • Energize A Committee
  • News
    • Nonprofits in the USA
    • Recruitment of Youth from Minority Communities in the UK Big Success
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Volunteer Jobs and Myers/Briggs Temperament
    • New Forms of Volunteering - Traditional and Vigilante
  • Tech Tips
    • Finding the Best Seat!
    • How to eMail BIG
  • Training
    • Getting Them In Groups
    • Facts to Remember When Training

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June 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Awards
    • Orientation and Refresher for Volunteers
  • Boards & Committees
    • The President's Role in Helping the Board Do a Better Job
  • Government - State
    • Volunteer References
    • Workplace Skills of Volunteers Go Largely Untapped
    • Quick Tips
    • Who Pushes Your Button?
  • News
    • Workplace Skills of Volunteers Go Largely Untapped
    • Conference on Volunteerism and Community Service
    • Leadership and Volunteerism
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • New Forms of Volunteering - Entrepreneur and Occasional/Serendipity
  • Tech Tips
    • Don't Use That Tone With Me!
    • How Do You Spell That?
  • Training
    • Training Young Volunteers

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July 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Leadership Questions from Members
    • Episodic Volunteers
    • Volunteer Application Tip
  • Boards & Committees
    • Establishing Priorities
    • Leaders Believe in Lifelong Learning
    • Managing Complainers
    • Build Your Credibility
  • News
    • Job Vacancy
    • VTNews Exclusive Information from Seattle June 17, 2006
    • Credible Health Information Web Sites
    • Volunteering By State: 2005
    • One Hospital's Volunteer Shortage
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • The Art of the Deal: New Skills for Recruiting
    • Online Activities—What Works for What Age
  • Tech Tips
    • Send To
    • Dictionary Follow-Up
  • Training
    • Writing Valid Survey Questions

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August 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Productive Volunteer-Staff Partnerships
    • Quick Get Acquainted Tip
    • Being a Reference for a Volunteer
    • “An Ounce of Prevention”--Quick Tips on Listening
  • News
    • International Journal of Volunteer Administration
    • A Professional Association - Progress Reports
    • Giving By Americans is Up
    • Volunteering – Who is Doing What?
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Have You Got Your Blog On?
    • Tips for Effective Blogging to Get Publicity
    • Aging in Rural England
  • Tech Tips
    • The Final Word on Online Dictionaries
    • What Topics Do You Want?
  • Training
    • Volunteer Mentor Training

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September 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Code Of Ethics
    • Volunteer Accountability
    • Volunteer Appreciation Banquets
  • Boards & Committees
    • Establishing Priorities: The Needs Assessment
  • Canadian Perspective - NEW!
    • Creating Unique Volunteer Opportunities
    • Walk A Mile In A Volunteer’s Shoes
  • Government - Local
    • Urban Institute – A Great Resource
    • Advisory Committees: A Source of Support
    • Helpful Communication Techniques when Dealing with Paid Staff
    • Managing Across the Generations
    • Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations in December
    • Comprehensive Training Institute on Volunteer Management
    • VRM Roundtable Moves Ahead
    • Volunteer Manager Association Registry
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Volunteer Satisfaction
    • $ Value for Volunteers
    • Leading Questions
  • Tech Tips
    • What Topics Do You Want?
    • Got Email Templates?
  • Training
    • Training Volunteers to Work with People with Physical Disabilities
    • Humor in Training
    • Action Closer

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October 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteer Supervision
    • Volunteer Orientation
    • Connie's Fundamental Training Tips
  • Boards & Committees
    • SPEAK UP!: The Power of Advocacy
  • Canadian Perspective
    • The Canadian Volunteer
    • Reference Checking 101
    • Screening Volunteers
  • Management & Supervision
    • Courteous Communicating
    • Fun and Creativity in the Work Place
    • Putting the Pieces Together of the Priority Puzzle
  • News
    • Youth Service America Seeks Presenters for the 2006 Youth Service Institute
    • Volunteer Management Training
    • ARNOVA Meets in Chicago
    • Registry for Volunteer Manager Associations Announced
    • COVAA Deadline November 15
    • State Farm Good Neighbor Service Learning Grants
  • Recruiting and Retention
    • Value of Volunteers - Two Ways to Measure
    • Vacations and the Manager of Volunteers
    • Are You Hard to Work With?
  • Tech Tips
    • What Topics Do You Want?
    • Document Shortcuts – Part 1: UNDO
    • Need a New Password?
  • Training
    • Learning Transfer
    • Fuzz Rates and Change

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November 2006

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December 2006
  • Ask Connie
    • Volunteers Speakers Bureau
  • Boards & Committees
    • Asking the Right Questions
  • Government - Military
    • The Importance of the Volunteer Interview
  • Management & Supervision
    • Annual Report Check-Up
    • Vision Casting
  • News
    • “Good” Promotes Altruism
    • Delays in IRS Approval
    • Donations for Protestant Churches Continue Decline
    • Database on Federal Grants
  • Recruiting & Retention
    • Quick Stress Reducers
    • Improve the Position Description
    • Quick Tips on Recruiting and Retention
  • Tech Tips
    • We Want YOU!
    • Document Shortcuts – Part 3: COPY
    • Scheduling Meetings
  • Training
    • Attention Span Myths
    • Add Pizzazz to Guest Speaker Presentations
    • Health Break Energizer

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