Volunteer Plain Talk

Volunteer Plain Talk

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Designed for today’s leaders of volunteers, Volunteer Plain Talk’s Meridian Swift discusses trends and best practices in volunteer engagement and impact. Guests, who come from all sectors and all parts of the world, share innovative ideas and tips for


12: Corina Sadler, Volunteer Resources Supervisor, Plano, Texas
Sep 22 • 33 min
In this episode, Corina Sadler shares her thoughts on volunteer managers’ personal and professional development. Listen in as Corina talks about:Looking outside the box for training to skillsetDeveloping a professional storyUsing social media to recruit…
11: Interview with Samantha and Sydney, high school students who founded Balance Boxes
Aug 4 • 39 min
In this episode, Samantha and Sydney talk about starting their own organization and share their insights on:making volunteering social through packing parties innovative ways to procure in-kind donationshow to use meaningful stats verses volunteer…
10: Interview with Dr. Corinne Devin, volunteer and accomplished leader
Jun 13 • 36 min
Listen in as Dr. Corinne Devin, Navy officer, accomplished leader and passionate volunteer speaks about her experience volunteering overseas and gives timely tips for elevating volunteer manager leadership. In this episode, Corinne chats about:· …
9: Interview with Jaylen Christie, Super Volunteer and Director of Public Relations for Moxē
May 19 • 51 min
Jaylen Christie, the Director of Public Relations for Moxē, an integrated marketing agency in Orlando and former volunteer manager, chats about: volunteer contingency plans volunteer impact volunteer ROI showing impact to volunteers who don’t work…
8: Interview with Adam Janes, CVA
Apr 21 • 34 min
Volunteer vigilante? Balderdash? In this episode, Adam Janes, CVA shares his thoughts on volunteer management during the Covid 19 pandemic. Adam discusses care mongerers, changes in policies, virtual volunteer roles, how to help volunteers utilize…
7: Rob Jackson and Meridian chat about coping in uncertain times 3/23/20
Mar 24 • 42 min
In this special episode of Volunteer Plain Talk Podcast, Rob Jackson of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd. located in the UK, and Meridian chat about coping, challenges and opportunities in uncertain times. Rob offers his thoughts and advice including:· …
6: Interview with Bo Goliber, who heads up philanthropy at Fingerpaint, a health and wellness marketing agency
Mar 4 • 29 min
Bo Goliber, who heads up philanthropy at Fingerpaint, a health and wellness marketing agency, shares the keys to a successful relationship between nonprofits and corporate partners. Bo assures us that corporate partners do not want to overwhelm…
5: Interview with Tracey O’Neill, Manager of Volunteer Engagement at Austin Health in Melbourne, Australia
Feb 4 • 51 min
Creating a positive volunteering culture takes passion, strategy and taking that first step.
4: Interview with Sam Clift, Volunteer Resource Manager, London Transport Museum
Dec 31, 2019 • 45 min
Positive change requires achieving senior management buy-in, involving volunteers in strategy planning, getting volunteers on board and using technology and volunteer support to make volunteering more accessible and inclusive.
3: Interview with Dr. Jesse Bolinger
Nov 19, 2019 • 51 min
Volunteer motivations and mental health are key to the future of volunteering.
2: Interview with Elizabeth Robinson, volunteer and advocate.
Oct 22, 2019 • 34 min
We may lose a volunteer when they want to leave in order to do more, but we gain a partner.
1: Interview with Mark W. Smith, CVA
Sep 23, 2019 • 30 min
An enlightening interview with Mark W. Smith who discusses his innovative volunteer management ideas.