Expert Snapshots for November

Expert SnapshotsAt VolunteerMatch we learn so much from other experts in the field of volunteer engagement and management, and we want to help you stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Check back every month for snapshots of what experts in the field are talking about.

This month we’re highlighting LinkedIn discussions from various groups – check them out and join the groups to participate!

This is essential reading if you ever need to fire a volunteer | Posted by Rob Jackson in Volunteer Coordinators

Volunteerism consultant Rob Jackson shares a valuable blog post about how to approach “firing” a volunteer. Members of the group join the discussion with their thoughts on how best to tackle this tough job.

Probono recruiting for nonprofit is cool. Be inspired. | Posted by Bryan Breckenridge on LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions

Recently a group of recruiters decided to start using their skills for good – to help nonprofits use LinkedIn to find the talent they need. Bryan shares details about this exciting new project with the LinkedIn Nonprofit Solutions group.

Should board members be OFF-LIMITS to the development staff? | Posted by Catherine Mokkosian-Eves in The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The role of board members in nonprofit fundraising is always a hot topic, and the 65 people who have participated in this discussion each bring their own experience and opinion. Scroll through to get insight from dozens of seasoned nonprofit professionals on the best (and worst) ways to involve your board members in fundraising efforts.

What great skills and abilities to you use or think you need to be a great volunteer manager/leader? | Posted by Angela Williamson in VolunteerMatch

What does it take to be a great volunteer manager? There’s no better place to get the answer to that question (or 17 answers!) than the VolunteerMatch LinkedIn group. Some of the answers from our more than 10,000 group members may surprise you…