Volunteer Power News - Number 111
Author: Thomas W. McKee
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© 2012 Advantage Point Systems Publishing
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In This Issue
Featured Article: The New, New Breed of Volunteer is Even Newer
The New, New Breed of Volunteer is Even Newer
Five years ago this fall we released the first edition of The New Breed, claiming that the 21st century volunteer is so different from the last century volunteer that it takes a different style of leadership for volunteer involvement. And in just five years the world of volunteer leadership has changed exponentially, calling for an even greater up-to-date leadership.
To be ahead of these changes, we have just released the second edition of The New Breed.
What is next? Real-time hologram projections of my board members at our board meetings?
Jonathan, co author of The New Breed writes,
I almost hesitate to write about technology, in fear that by the time it goes to print it will already be out of date. You'd be amazed if you saw how much we had to already totally revamp the technology chapter for the second edition of the book. So much has changed in just 5 years.
So how do advances in technology affect the world of volunteerism?
I guess that's like asking, "How did the invention of the plane change world travel?"
But technology is only one aspect of how the world of volunteer has changed in just five years.
The first edition isn't that OLD... it's just that we quoted so many studies in that book that we wanted to keep it current. The publisher agreed, so we released a new edition that has the following changes:
In this SECOND EDITION, look for...We are offering a special on the second edition of the New Breed-20% off and signed by both authors if you order this month.
THE SECOND EDITION
and Occasionally Even Firing
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ORDER TODAY to get a book signed by both authors!
The book that Zig Ziglar calls,
"Eye Opening and thought Provoking!"
The perfect resource to help you mobilize
the team of people you've always wanted!"
"The New Breed" Just Got Better!
We just sharpened the tool that has been helping volunteer
recruiters and managers survive the last 5 years!
Susan Ellis writes about the New Breed
Jonathan and Tom McKee's book, The New Breed, is an enthusiastic, thoughtful, and contemporary look at volunteering as it is evolving in this new century. There's no question that organizations must utilize up-to-date management techniques to attract and retain the wide range of people who want to serve their cause. In a practical and often humorous way, the authors introduce real-life challenges in volunteer engagement and give wonderful suggestions for everything from recruiting to using computer technology for communication. They aim to inspire the leader of volunteers and they succeed.
Susan J. Ellis
Two Volunteer Power Workshop coming to South Dakota and ColoradoMost of my workshops are not open to the public, but are designed for a specific non-profit organization. However, I am going to be teaching The New Breed, Volunteer Power workshop that is open to the public in two arenas in October 2012 and January 2013.
The October Conference
The State-wide DOVI South Dakota state-wide conference on
October 26-a one-day training event
Sioux Falls, S.D.
2012 DOVIA Conference Information
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 8:30am - 3:45pm
The January Conference
Focus on Faith-Based Organizations
January 21-23 (A three-day conference)
Note: I didn't design this logo.
Understand, empower and grow the volunteers in your ministry!
We know that finding (and keeping!) good volunteers is challenging. We've created this leadership training event to equip you with the best tools and knowledge to help you understand today's volunteer. You're invited to join us for a 3-day interactive training with Thomas McKee. It's a time for learning, sharing with others, and getting tangible tips you can take back to your church to multiply your volunteer involvement.
This training will help you:
Reaching Today's Volunteer ReGroup 2013
January 21-23, 2013, Loveland, CO
Before December 31st: The cost for the ReGroup is $149. Only $119 per person if you register 2 or more!
After December 31st, 2012: $199 per person.
Volunteer Power Key-Notes, Workshops, Or An Education Day
The New Breed of Volunteer
A Volunteer Power Workshop
Recruiting and leading the 21st Century volunteers who want to do it their way
THE STRATEGIC CHALLENGE
The questions: Volunteerism is hot. From American Idol, Disneyland, Glee, Lady Gaga, President Obama to Wells Fargo, Intel and Wal-Mart, giving back is the rage.
THE TECTONIC SHIFTS THAT ARE CHANGING VOLUNTEERISM
The 21st century volunteer culture is very different because of tectonic shifts that have changed volunteer leadership. These shifts have impacted the volunteer organization; therefore, how we recruit and lead the New Breed of volunteer is a whole new game. The tectonic shifts include the following:
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