Monthly Archives: June 2017

ISOTURE #6: Recognition

Volunteers are people too.  And people have a basic need for recognition.  They need to be noticed for the work they are doing and feel that they have a connection to the individual and organization for whom the work benefits (hint:  … Continue reading

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Crisis Communication: What to Say When You Just Don’t Know What to Say

In our Spring District Faculty meeting “Crisis Communication” was one of the topics addressed.  Sometimes, in 4-H,  things happen. Whether you call these things hurdles, bumps, challenges or crises, it matters not; what does matter is that you are aware … Continue reading

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ISOTURE #5: Utilization

At this point you have:  Identified your needs and targeted volunteers Selected and screened potential volunteers Oriented volunteers to 4-H, your office, your role as the agent, and their role as the volunteer Trained volunteers to complete their roles Now … Continue reading

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4-H 2025

***Special Blog Post*** If you haven’t yet seen it, make some time to check out the USDA/NIFA’s National 4-H Strategic Plan at:  4-H Youth Development: A 2025 Vision 

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ISOTURE #4: Training

We’ve identified, we’ve selected and screened, we’ve oriented, this week it’s on to TRAINING. So how do you train a 4-H volunteer? The (maybe frustrating) answer is…it depends.  (I know… some days knowledge work makes my brain hurt too). Before … Continue reading

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