Book Review: 365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers: A Complete Guide for Non-Profit Organizations

365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your VolunteersHad I read Sunny Fader’s book, 365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers: A Complete Guide for Non-Profit Organizations, when I started my Civil Air Patrol career, I am confident that I would have done many things differently. This is a useful book containing countless strategies for recruiting, retaining, motivating, and rewarding volunteers in a non-profit setting. If you work for a nonprofit organization that interacts with volunteers, you should pick up a copy of this book. Read more

Book Review: SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully

This book will do a lot of people a lot of good. The psychology of games is powerful, yet, has received its share of criticism. But what if you could use the power of games to make people better. This is what Jane McGonigal set out to do when she wrote SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully. SuperBetter explored the science of healing and turned it into a game of healing. It is not only addressed games that help people physically get better but also tackles emotional, mental, and social issues.

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Want to know how to use Slack, take the Slack Made Easy course

Want to know how to use Slack, take the Slack Made Easy courseBack in December 2015, my team and I began to use Slack as part of our day-to-day operations. The program immediately helped to improve communications within the team. Shortly after starting to use the program, I realized that we were not using it to its full capacity. Fortunately, Steve Dotto came to the rescue with his Slack Made Easy course.  Read more

Book Review: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

As part of Modern Mrs. Darcy’s reading challenge, I was tasked to read 3 books from the same author. As I explained in my post about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I chose JK Rowling as my featured author. Last night, I just finished reading Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets. This book was as entertaining as the first book of the series. Read more

Book Review: Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Run, don’t walk to pick up your copy of Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine! If you are like me, you may struggle with your finances both in your business and personally. I finally found a strategy that makes a lot of sense to me. This strategy spoke to me so much, I am telling everyone. Read more