In Part 1: Dangerous Waters: Assessing Your Situation Today of this 3-part series of essays on ‘Rescuing Your Volunteer Recruitment Process, the JFK-Way’, we looked at how the then Lieutenant John F Kennedy had dealt expertly with a perilous situation when his patrol boat had been …Read More
PC 96 Tulagi, Solomon Islands. PT Boat Officers (L-R) James (“Jim”) Reed, John F. (“Jack”) Kennedy, George (“Barney”) Ross [rear], and Paul (“Red”) Fay, circa 1943. Photograph in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
At dead of night on 1st August 1943, …Read More
Credit: JFK Presidential Library & Museum
In this essay we look at what, as volunteer managers, we can learn from one of the defining moments in the life of the 20th century’s greatest leaders, John F Kennedy. We look at how the then young Lieutenant Kennedy …Read More
The first time that I came across the book called “Traction – How any Start-up Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth” by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares, was through a quote on Twitter by venture capitalist Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures.
The entrepreneurs who walk out of our …Read More
In this article we compare the achievements of crossing the Atlantic with creating beautiful knowledge base for your organisation, with a focus on Helpjuice, who make simple knowledge base software.We explore what knowledge base software is, and is not; how many organisations aren’t actually that excited …Read More
The majority of jurisdictions across the world operate some form of process whereby voluntary organisations can, with the consent of the relevant individual, ask for a check of an applicant’s criminal record.What follows is a look at why organisations carry out criminal record checks of people …Read More
Verifying that your applicants are who they say they are is one of the most fundamental checks a volunteer manager needs to carry out.We take a look below at the concept of identity crime, why a volunteer organisation should be carrying out ID checks, how the …Read More
Most volunteer organisations have some sort of process in place through which they recruit new volunteers. How do you decide if it’s worth the effort of interviewing your applicants as part of that process?In this post we check out 9 different reasons that can help your …Read More
A robust volunteer recruitment policy has a number of different steps, depending on the rigour of the recruitment process adopted by the voluntary organization. But one of the most overlooked areas is the importance of seeking, obtaining and verifying references that vouch for the character of an applicant.While a character …Read More