Many Hands Make Light Work: Coordinating volunteers to accomplish the greater mission

If volunteers are the lifeblood of a nonprofit—essential to accomplishing the organization’s mission—volunteer coordinators are the heart keeping that blood pumping. Part cheerleader, part wrangler, part teacher, and part event host, volunteer coordinators juggle all kinds of people with different skills and motivations for showing up. Whether working with corporate groups doing team building for a … [ Read more]

Minneapolis grocery store takes cash, credit—and volunteer hours

A new Minneapolis grocery store recently opened on Lake Street, and it’s changing the game for grocery stores everywhere. Good Grocer, which opened in June between Kmart and Interstate 35W, is a nonprofit that offers a 25-percent discount to customers who agree to become members and volunteer at the store for two-and-a-half hours a month, reports … [ Read more]