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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 16
Leadership Volunteers Need Love, Too
In This Chapter
♦ Why people take on board responsibilities
♦ How to find new board members
♦ Keep boards focused on the big picture
♦ Help founders move on
♦ Find the right governance model for your group
♦ Ways to recognize board members
In the 20-plus years I’ve been working with volunteers, one thing has never changed: people always seem to have a “love them or hate them” relationship with volunteers who serve in leadership positions as board members. Much of it has to do with how people naturally respond to others perceived as “in charge” combined with lots of confusion around roles and responsibilities. Just what does “in charge” mean, anyway?
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