Tag: volunteer

From Volunteer to Full-Time Development Director with Natasha Lebowitz

From Volunteer to Full-Time Development Director with Natasha Lebowitz

One school, one mission, one campus. That vision inspired Natasha Lebowitz to accept a position on the board for the Atlanta Jewish Academy. But what started as a volunteer position moved into full-time dedication as Natasha became Development Director for the school. In this podcast, she and Alexander Haas CEO, David King talk about that… Read more »

Going, Going, Gone!! What to do with a Runaway Volunteer

By Katie MacKenzie, Project Coordinator Volunteers are vital to every non-profit organization. We rely on them to help us do everything from volunteering a few hours of their time, to helping with a project, to assisting us in raising money during annual, capital or stewardship campaigns.  We also rely on them to spread their drive… Read more »

What Do You Have About Me In Your Database?

I was at a meeting recently when I was approached by a volunteer who asked me a question. The exchange went like this: Volunteer: “What information from your database have you shared with XYZ Org?” Me: “What database?” Volunteer: “The database at the firm.” Me: “We don’t have a database with information about you at… Read more »

I’m A Volunteer; You Can’t Make Me Do Anything

The headline of this article is an expression I’ve used for over thirty years. Relying on volunteers can lead to misunderstanding, sluggish performance, disappointment, and oftentimes, negative outcomes. Or, volunteers can be the measure that propels a nonprofit organization to its greatest success. In my travels, I meet Executive Directors and CEOs of nonprofits on… Read more »