Monthly Archives: July 2017

Marketing #1- You Better Have a Calendar

Marketing is the act of promoting and selling products or services. Have you ever heard (or said) the following? “Well I told them about it, but I can’t force them to participate”.  No, no you can’t.  I completely agree.  However, we do … Continue reading

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Good Intentions Do Not Equal Results

If you don’t already follow UF/IFAS Program Development and Evaluation Center (PDEC) on Facebook, you should!  They share some fantastic professional development articles. PDEC’s post today especially caught my eye.  They share and article titled, Efforts and Results are Not … Continue reading

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Seven Times is a Charm

How do you train your volunteers?  Monthly club leader meetings?  Quarterly volunteer training?  Sometime else? Formal training is just one piece of the puzzle.  There is an old marketing adage that says people need to hear something SEVEN TIMES before it sticks.  … Continue reading

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Onboarding New Club Leaders

4-H is hard. If you are a potential 4-H club leader, there is a lot to learn.  However, volunteers need not learn everything in their first year of service.  This would be overwhelming.  Rather, their initial onboarding should focus on understanding positive … Continue reading

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#WhyUseHashtags?

I love hashtags.  I toss them into my social media posts like glitter… or commas.  I like to put those bad boys everywhere too.   Commas and glitter everywhere! Hashtags actually do serve a valuable purpose in organizing social media content, … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Volunteers… Hallelujah!

As the Weather Girls said, “It’s raining volunteers…hallelujah!” No, it’s really not. The thing about good volunteers, really good ones, is they often don’t just show up at your door offering assistance. Let me explain- put yourself in the potential … Continue reading

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Extension Quick Bytes

The Extension Quick Bytes blog (and accompanying podcast) from the University of Minnesota Cooperative Extension offers “byte-size” technology tricks and tips of interest to Extension faculty and staff. Check it out at:  Extension Quick Bytes. Be sure to subscribe to receive … Continue reading

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