What I learned at my first volunteer management conference

I recently attended the Volunteer Center Leadership Forum and the Synergize Conference in Ottawa.  Though I can safely say my brain has been turned to putty after so much information and meeting so many amazing volunteer engagement professionals, these four days were incredibly valuable for me, and I’m sure for everyone in attendance too. I Continue Reading

Four things to consider before sending employee volunteers abroad

Volunteer experiences in developing countries for employees can create enormous value for the communities the volunteers serve. It can also increase employee skills and, ultimately, their performance and job satisfaction. Well-planned overseas placements–often termed International Corporate Volunteering (ICV) – often develop: Adaptability, resilience, innovation – Striving to attain results in a short time frame in Continue Reading