New Season = New Volunteer Energy (5 Ideas)

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There are certain automatic entry points in the calendar year of ministry and fall is one of the big ones. People are naturally thinking about new routines. The summer has been refreshing, but the fall is a new start. As … Continued

Go For No’s

If you are needing to ask volunteers to help serve or request donations for some event, here’s one great tip: Most people have a goal for how many people say, “yes.” But, if you want to get motivated, have a … Continued

Asking Creates Forward Movement

There’s a legend about Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and how it began. In 1882, the town of North Platte, NE requested Bill Cody to organize a Fourth of July Celebration. He called it the “Old Glory Blowout.” This event … Continued

The most natural way to get volunteers…

We can learn the two most natural ways to connecting with volunteers just be observing how kids connect to play. 1)  They go outside and begin to play with an expectant eye out for who may want an invitation to … Continued

Are you saying “No” for them?

If you are responsible for asking people to do something –  the worst habit you can get into is to say “no” for them.  How many times have you thought of someone for a particular job, role or project, then … Continued

Volunteer Motivator: Satisfaction

There are many factors to volunteer motivation, including vision, mission, invitation, success, ownership, connection, belonging and satisfaction. This post is on satisfaction as a motivator. Ultimately, we want volunteers to have a sense of satisfaction from serving in their role.  Even … Continued

Volunteer Motivator: Mission & Vision

There are many factors to volunteer motivation, including vision, mission, invitation, success, ownership, connection, belonging and satisfaction. This post is on mission and vision as a motivator. Probably more than the others, these two aspects work in reverse.  When there isn’t a … Continued

Volunteer Motivator: Ownership

There are many factors to volunteer motivation, including vision, mission, invitation, success, ownership, connection, belonging and satisfaction.  This post is on ownership as a motivator. We ultimately want the volunteers in our ministries and organization to take ownership.  Once they … Continued

Volunteer Motivator: Connection & Belonging

There are many factors to volunteer motivation, including vision, mission, invitation, success, ownership, connection, belonging and satisfaction. This post is on connection and belonging as a motivator. Belonging is a powerful force.  For most people in your church, the question … Continued

Volunteer Motivator: Invitation

There are many factors to volunteer motivation, including vision, mission, invitation, success, ownership, connection, belonging and satisfaction. This post is on invitation as a volunteer motivator. This aspect of volunteer motivation can be found in scripture.  Jesus was always calling people … Continued

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