Better Impact Blog

The world of the nonprofit sector is constantly changing. Better Impact presents some thought leadership on a variety of topics in volunteer management and donor relations, and invites you to be a part of the conversation.

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...

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...

Who rules the roost?

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

How to be laser focused on your mission

The investors on Dragon’s Den are ruthless. They are there to find ways to make a buck and that...

The Cane Toad Effect

I once was asked to speak at a conference on the topic of ‘Navigating the Brave New World’ of...

Data gives you the wrong answer when you ask the wrong question

Why volunteer hours are NOT the Holy Grail