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Volunteer Management: Leading Change at Your Shelter

Stage by stage, you can help your volunteers change the world

Stage by stage, you can help your volunteers change the world

Making change is hard. If you read our last article, and understand the building blocks for creating an effective volunteer program, you may be ready to make some of the changes that we recommended. You may find you’re facing internal resistance from management, staff, and even volunteers. In this article, we’re going to discuss some ways to approach making these improvements, so that you can get buy-in from everyone and move forward.

In his book Leading Change, John P. Kotter, a renowned expert in leadership and change management, identified an eight-stage process of creating major change in organizations. This process can provide a useful lens for looking at how to implement change in volunteer programs and put into place the building blocks we’ve previously outlined.

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