Monday, April 24, 2006

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story

Charity Village®NewsWeek: Cover Story: "Through the volunteers' eyes: What volunteers want nonprofits to know about effectively involving them
Louise Chatterton LuchukApril 24, 2006
By Louise Chatterton Luchuk

This week's cover story is the second installment in a five-part series that offers nonprofit organizations a glimpse into their world from another perspective. The series also includes the perspective of funders, the media, consultants, and donors, and what they want the nonprofit sector to know.

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
--Karl Menninger

Happy National Volunteer Week! This week, events will be held across Canada to celebrate the contributions of countless volunteers. In the midst of the festivities, let's pause for a quieter, more reflective way to recognize our listening to them as they share their thoughts and ideas. In this cover story, three volunteers talk about what makes them feel supported by the different organizations they serve. By taking the time to listen to their accounts, we value the volunteer voice and gain ideas about effectively involving volunteers."

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