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As 2010 comes to a close, AHVRP would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of Briefings in Healthcare Volunteer Services and Retail Operations a look at some of the most popular articles from the past year. Our regular publication will resume next Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010.

When volunteers resist change
Energize, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 7, 2010 issue: We all know that the only constant is change. We face this paradox in our personal lives and in our professional work. In presentations about adapting to the ever-increasing pace of change, I often ask: "If everything in the world is changing, how can volunteering be the only thing that stays the same?" The obvious answer is that it cannot and has not. More

It starts with you...the volunteer administrator
Energize, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 14, 2010 issue: We know how important our profession is. Yet we are often frustrated in trying to communicate its significance to our bosses, our board chairs, our funders, the not-for-profit and government community and, even, our families and friends. How we cringe when someone says, "we ought to start a volunteer program" and turns to someone on staff and says, "in your spare time, won't you look after the volunteers?" More

Valentine's Day displays for unromantic products    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 14, 2010 issue:According to the National Retail Federation, the average consumer will spend around $100.00 on Valentine's Day this year. Candy, cards, jewelry, and flowers are always holiday favorites, but retailers who don't stock those items can still get a piece of Valentine spending. It just takes a little creativity. No matter what type of products you sell, you can create an attractive display. More

Congress faces key matters for charities and donors after break
Chronicle of Philanthropy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jan. 21, 2010 issue: As Congress returns to work this week after its December break, lawmakers will be taking up several key issues important to charities and donors — among them health care, charitable tax incentives, and volunteerism. More

Retaining your volunteers: Your attrition rate
Volunteer Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
March 18, 2010 issue: Retention is an issue that is probably not paid the attention it deserves. When time is invested in recruiting, orienting, training, supervising, and rewarding volunteers, it makes sense to keep them for as long as possible. Also, the more experience a volunteer has in the program the more valuable he/she becomes. It is building equity. More

How to properly receive merchandise    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
March 25, 2010 issue: The individual tasks of freight processing vary from one retailer to another. The size of the delivery, the type of products, location for receiving and method of tagging each play a vital part in merchandise handling. However, the overall concept of receiving merchandise is very similar across most retail stores. More

11 steps to success with social networking
Network for Good    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
June 24, 2010 issue: Social networking tools like Facebook, MySpace and blogs were the hot topic of the past year. So are they worth your time? How can you fundraise successfully with Web 2.0? Network for Good's Katya Andresen and Stacie Mann discuss their 11 steps to social networking success in this installment of Nonprofit 911. More

Interviewer traps
A Conversation with a Purpose: A Practical Guide to Interviewing Prospective Volunteers via Energize, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 16, 2010 issue: Managers of volunteer resources are human and can fall into common traps during the interview process. The following describes the most prevalent traps, including the halo effect, stereotyping, language assumptions, and lack of time. More

The toxic volunteer
Charity Village    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nov. 11, 2010 issue: Many volunteer managers will face a toxic volunteer who will use abusive language with other volunteers, paid staff and even clients, disrupt meetings and plans that other volunteers were leading or organizing, or are uncooperative regarding policies and procedures. These toxic volunteers are capable of bringing meetings, planning, events, and even entire programs to a halt. Yet the volunteer managers can feel powerless to deal with the bullies. More
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