Volunteers

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Connecting Your Association Through Volunteering: 3 Tips

By AMR Management Services / February 15, 2024

As an association leader, you’re always looking for ways to strengthen your member community, and the best way for them to build connections is by bringing them together face-to-face. While conferences or other association-related events are a great place to start, throwing other activities into the mix can facilitate more casual and personal interactions between…

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Takeaways from the World Education Congress 2019

By Molly Marsh / July 24, 2019

Molly Marsh shares her takeaways from the MPI World Education Congress where she represented AMR as a session speaker.

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Volunteer Performance Feedback: The Elephant in the Room

By Whitney Wilgus / March 6, 2019

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our association’s efforts.  Their performance affects our association’s outcomes and reputation.  Despite this, associations tend to avoid giving volunteers formal feedback like the plague.  Very few associations evaluate their volunteers’ performance in their roles; most cite fear of alienating the volunteer or having difficult conversations with someone already so giving…

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4 Tips for Avoiding Volunteer Burnout

By Tracy Tucker / April 14, 2015

As an association executive who has worked with many different associations, the question of how to avoid volunteer burnout often comes up. While I don’t think there is a simple answer to this question and what works for one association may not work for another, here are a few things I’ve learned over the years.…

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