I have been tardy in my blogging due to....2012 annual planning. I know - not the best excuse, but within the plans emerged an idea for a post.
One of the components I am building into my plans for the coming year is a Volunteer Acceleration Curve. This is built off of the idea that C. David Gammel presents as an Engagement Acceleration Curve. Gammel's curve constructs a model where associations can incorporate their activities, products, offerings and involvement opportunities in a single measure that runs from low-value/commitment to high-value commitment. For associations who are trying to connect the dots of offerings and opportunities and the united value they connote, this is a great strategy to take.
One of the goals for the coming year that I am tackling is to help our chapters with their ongoing problem of not enough volunteers, and volunteer burnout. For many of our chapters their leadership structure looks like this: