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Andy Fryar, Better Impact (Australia Office)

Andy has 30+ years in the volunteer management space & is passionate about driving the profession forward. He was the founder of OzVPM (Australasian Volunteer Program Management) and is a former President of Volunteering Australia. He's spoken at volunteer management conferences around the world and is the co-author of Volunteer Program Management: An Essential Guide (3rd edition).

Currently Andy is the Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand.

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Leading and supporting volunteer effort is all-too-often a lonely and largely unsupported role in many agencies, where funding may be limited or where the volunteer team are organizationally structured in such a way that the person leading the volunteers is not positioned as part of a larger internal department.

Coping for success

The more I have the opportunity to meet with Volunteer Program Managers from a wide range of...

Digging a little deeper

“Always seek to know why you believe what you believe”

Fight or flee – the choice is yours

How to handle difficult volunteering situations A colleague and I were recently faced with the...

Bug or Butterfly?

Have you ever considered the lifecycle of the average volunteer program manager?

10 questions every Volunteer Manager should ask a potential employer!

As Leaders of Volunteers one of our specialty areas is (or at least should be) the ability to...

How many volunteers are too many volunteers?

One of the most common questions I am asked is “How many volunteers should one Volunteer Manager be...

Don’t forget the People in the Process

Over the years I have had the opportunity to write and edit hundreds of articles, reports, blogs...

New incentives for new volunteers?

An article in the Weekend Australian explains that in an effort to retain staff members and be more...

Who rules the roost?

I am lucky enough to travel a lot and to meet many volunteer managers from all walks of life in the...