To add to volunteer retention: if people don’t feel appreciated or that their service is needed, they will stop volunteering. People also will not serve if they feel like they have no support systems. (And no, handing someone a handbook on how to do a job does not equal support.) This is how we lose … Continue reading More about Volunteer Retention
Volunteer Retention in the SCA
People are far more willing to give if they are invested but not abused; cherished, but not made a pawn; loved for who they are while also giving them space to find ways to grow and learn. Don't badger people for why they don't have awards or things you think they need, but be willing to make space for them to figure things out on their own. As long as it's not destructive, harmful, or hateful, let people be.
Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: proposal-writing for the SCA in five Hamilton quotes
There are a lot of things to get outraged over, including in one's hobby. In the time of Coronavirus, that all seems to be more magnified, as we're all stuck at home, with very little chance of meeting our friends and chosen family. It's tumultuous both in and out of the Society, and with several … Continue reading Don’t Throw Away Your Shot: proposal-writing for the SCA in five Hamilton quotes
Volunteer Development in the SCA
This article is a companion article to my Volunteer Management in the SCA article, and is a step beyond the items covered within it. If you have not read that one, please do before going forward with this one. The difference between volunteer management and volunteer development is best explained as such: volunteer management is … Continue reading Volunteer Development in the SCA
Volunteer Management in the SCA
Commitment is treasured. Create a cause and a passion and a sense of fun for your volunteers to participate in - for here’s where your volunteers will want to stick around.
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