Successful Volunteer Teams Have These Four Types of People

Wild Apricot Blog

There are four types of people, or personas that make for successful volunteer teams. volunteering volunteer-teamsI'll guide you through each of their motivations, which tasks they're best suited for, their behaviors, strengths, and opportunities.

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What Makes a High-Performing Team?

Higher Logic

Whether it was sports teams or other team-oriented extracurriculars, many of us spent a good chunk of our adolescence learning how to function on a team.As No matter what you do professionally, almost everyone needs to work in a team at some point.

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Trending Sources

What Makes a Good Team?

Jamie Notter

We tend to think that putting the smartest, most capable people together on a team is the best decision, but some research I saw reported in the New York Times says otherwise. High IQs of team members was not a predictor of team success.

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Engaging Your Team in 2015


The most common lament we hear (ok it’s tied with “we can’t find volunteers”) is how can we get the volunteers to actually do what they say they will. As we’ve always said here at Mariner, volunteer management is really HR management and so the many principals for motivating employees are relevant

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3 Unique Ways to Build Team Spirit

Associations Now

Forget the company picnic and the humdrum holiday party; invest in a team-building opportunity that will promote employee collaboration, engagement, and retention. If team spirit in your office is lagging, here are three unique ideas for building camaraderie.

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Want a Cohesive Team? Focus on Individuals

Jamie Notter

We all want cohesive teams, and to get them, I hear a lot about shared vision. The leader is responsible for providing a clear vision for the team, and once everyone is on board with this singular vision, the team performance starts to flow.

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Portage Group

The Portage Group) – The Portage Group is pleased to welcome Steve Carroll, CAE, as an Independent Associate to their team. We are excited about Steve becoming a key part of The Portage Group team,” said Geoffrey Thacker, Executive Partner, Research and Strategy with The Portage Group.

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Leading a Distributed Team: One Email to Write


One commonality among association volunteer leaders is the nature of the teams they lead: distributed. Leading a distributed team presents challenges that many of us don’t have in our day-to-day jobs (although this is increasingly changing) so it’s a skill we need to help volunteers build.

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5 Ways You Know It’s Time to Grow Your Community Management Team

Higher Logic

Growth can be a predicament for any team in any organization. And if your team can’t keep up with member and program needs, then your community won’t be effective at generating results. Your Ideal Community Management Team. 5 Signs You Need to Add to Your Community Team.

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Meeting Activities to Foster Team-Building

Associations Now

Looking to build better bonds between meeting attendees or even your association’s staff team? Here are some outside-the-box team-building activities to consider. So, why not try a culinary-based team-building activity or competition?

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Why Twitter Team Tweeting Works

Beth Kanter's Blog

Sarah Mapes is the Director of Communications Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved and she also coordinates a team that shares updates through this profile as well as their individual profiles.

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Wendy Holliday Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re excited to welcome Wendy Holliday, Vice President, Attendee Acquisition & Experience to the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team! We’ve doubled our team and dramatically increased our ability to help our clients in all of the critical components of their major meetings and conferences.

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Attendee Volunteers: A Meeting’s Best Customer Service Team

Associations Now

Instead of relying only on internal staff or a mix of staff and venue or destination teams to handle onsite customer service at meetings, some associations are asking attendees to volunteer.

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The Seven Leadership Secrets of Great Team Captains

SCD Group

Current and future association and nonprofit leaders can learn a lot by examining “The Captain Class: The Hidden Force that Creates The World’s Greatest Teams,” a new book written by Wall Street Journal editor Sam Walker.

Michele Frania Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m excited to announce that Michele Frania has joined the Velvet Chainsaw team as of April 8, 2013 as Director, Client Projects & Stories! Michele is being added to the VCC team because our business is growing fast and we need her project management expertise to deliver on our promises.

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Sarah Michel Joins The Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m excited to announce that Sarah Michel, CSP will be joining the Velvet Chainsaw team as of February 18, 2013 as Vice President, Professional Connexity! During the past few years, our team has been innovating and helping our industry deliver greater education value at conferences.

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Does Your Membership Team Have a Diversity and Inclusion Mindset?

Associations Now

To put D+I into practice, membership teams need to be constantly thinking about opportunities that foster action. The biggest takeaway for membership teams: As you work to recruit, retain, and engage members, always be thinking about D+I.

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Bill MacDonald Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

Velvet Chainsaw

We’re excited to welcome Bill MacDonald, Vice President, Analysis & Insights to the Velvet Chainsaw Consulting team starting November 2, 2015. VCC will now a team member in Michigan. Bill is a well-known addition to the VCC team.

Does Your Membership Team Have Ninja-Like Reflexes?

Associations Now

Here’s what membership teams can learn from the sport’s mind-body connection. Scheeler will teach a few beginner moves designed to increase your flexibility (no experience required) and explain Parkour’s deeper philosophy, one that can apply to membership teams.

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Checklist for Effective Year-End Team Meetings and Kick-offs

Cvent Association Tips

Year end meetings and kick-offs are one of the most effective ways to bring teams on-board. If the company fell short of targets, brainstorm with your team to generate strategies for improving performance for the coming year.

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Build Core Strength with a Modern Marketing Team


Core strength yields benefits in productivity and agility as teams work together to drive recruitment, engagement, and retention. Core strength is made up of culture, human and data assets, and team structure. Multiple team members can step in to send communications.

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Helping Smart Planning Teams Learn So That Their Conferences Prosper

Velvet Chainsaw

Success today depends upon conference planning teams learning new ways to strategically improve the attendee experience. Our conference planning teams need to become learning teams. Yet most conference organizers and their teams don’t know how to learn.

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Putting the Team in Teamwork: How Groups Can Perform Better

Associations Now

MIT researchers have identified three characteristics of top-performing teams. Find out what they have in common and how you can build those attributes into your next team project. There’s research making the rounds that suggests having women on teams makes for smarter teams.

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Inside Effective Association Staff and Board Teams

Smooth The Path

When we hear filtered comments or half-truths in staff or board meetings, we know we have to make all the team members feel safer. The secret characteristic of successful association staff teams. Professionals tell each other half truths all the time.

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I'm Not Building a Navy SEAL Team

Eric Lanke

I attend a lot of conferences where the focus is leadership and how to build and lead effective teams. One common type of speaker I see at these conferences is someone retired from the military (an ex-Navy SEAL Team member was the latest example), talking about their own experiences with team-building and team leadership. I''m not building or leading a Navy SEAL team. image source Quick rant this week.

Six Steps to Building a Fantastic Team - Moery Company

The Moery Company

As we’ve grown, we’ve collectively worked toward building a fantastic team. When an issue arises, either with a client, another member of the team, or with me – staff should feel comfortable bringing the matter forward. These are hosted on a rotating basis by every member of our team.

Eyeing Inclusion, MLB Teams With LGBT Business Group

Associations Now

The National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce will begin to help its members—mostly small businesses—work with MLB teams. The post Eyeing Inclusion, MLB Teams With LGBT Business Group appeared first on Associations Now

Ad Groups Team Up to Improve Online Video Ads

Associations Now

The post Ad Groups Team Up to Improve Online Video Ads appeared first on Associations Now Video ads are displayed in all sorts of places, at different speeds and at different levels of quality.

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Your Association Staff Wants to Be On a Winning Team

Smooth The Path

The post Your Association Staff Wants to Be On a Winning Team appeared first on Smooth The Path. Related: Association self-talk. Harness uncertainty to fuel innovation. How to set a new tone at your association.

Lyft Teams With National Association of the Deaf to Help Drivers

Associations Now

The post Lyft Teams With National Association of the Deaf to Help Drivers appeared first on Associations Now 6 % The market share of business travel ground transportation expenses Lyft made up in the first quarter of 2017, according to recent stats released by Certify.

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6 Tips to Make a Good Team

SCD Group

The Ohio State football team (yes, I’m biased) and its defense of its national championship offers lessons for association professionals. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer guided the 2014 OSU football team to a national championship in only his third year on the job.

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Cracking the Culture Code: Industry Perspective and Staff Teams

Jamie Notter

What that has meant for my organization is that this individual, and the significant industry knowledge and experience he possesses, is part of our planning discussions and even serving on some of our work teams.

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The Secret Characteristic of Successful Association Staff Teams

Smooth The Path

Flexibility and creativity are the characteristics of staff teams pushing their organizations into the future. The post The Secret Characteristic of Successful Association Staff Teams appeared first on Smooth The Path.

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“Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought

Associations Now

The post “Airbnb for Water” Teams With Association to Battle California Drought appeared first on Associations Now A startup is working with the Western Growers Association to get its irrigation system up and running in a place that really needs it: drought-stricken California.

Global Cities Eye an Association Tag Team

Associations Now

The post Global Cities Eye an Association Tag Team appeared first on Associations Now 3,100 The number of companies that were represented at the fifth edition of IMEX America, earlier this month.

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Design Thinking: A Team Sport Your Association is Ready to Play


In a previous post, we encouraged associations to apply Design Thinking to improve non-dues revenue opportunities as well as the experience and engagement of members.

Google, American Library Association Team on Coding Initiative

Associations Now

The company famously teamed with large academic libraries for its Google Books project, and in 2014 it assisted with a library lending program in New York City involving wireless hotspots.

Language Trade Group Teams With EU on Translation Tech

Associations Now

The post Language Trade Group Teams With EU on Translation Tech appeared first on Associations Now A global language industry association has partnered with the European Union to promote several new programs aiming to help overcome challenges posed by the continent’s two dozen languages.

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Power Corrupts: Overbearing Leaders Hurt Team Performance, Study Says

Associations Now

If you’re a boss who takes a command-and-control approach to leadership, you may be getting in the way of your team’s success, according to a recent management study. They end up dominating the conversation, the teams don’t work as collectively, and they aren’t able to perform as well.”.

NFL Commissioner to Team Owners: We’re Dropping Our Tax-Exempt Status

Associations Now

In a letter to the league’s 32 team owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that a study by the league’s finance committee determined that a change in tax status would not alter the way the league functions or operates, though it would help to remove a major thorn in the league’s side.