Chapter SixteenVolunteer Leadership Development

Holly Duckworth, CMP, CAE

Volunteers are the energy engines of most associations. As they engage with their associations, volunteers bring with them creative ideas and action that maintain and move our organizations.

In the past, volunteers have been told what to do, how to do it, and why do it. As the next generation of leaders chooses to volunteer in their associations, they will require a much different type of invitation, development, and experience. Volunteer leadership development is the approach to educating, connecting, and inspiring your volunteers. In volunteer leadership development, you may set a framework for what needs to get done and advise, but do not tell the volunteers how to ...

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