Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Volunteer Training Lesson Plans

Whether you have monthly “Leaders’ Meetings” or quarterly volunteer trainings or even a regular email newsletter you use to educate volunteers, you should have some system of regular communication and development of your volunteers.  Looking for ready-made lesson plans to … Continue reading

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