Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger in the dirt. They kept at him, badgering him. He straightened up and said, “The sinless one among you, go first: Throw the stone.” Bending down again, he wrote some more in the dirt.
John 8:6-8 (context)
At my new job, I’m learning to that input from many different people will make a venture far more successful than trying to do it all by myself (this Sesame Street song comes to mind). I have spoken to a variety of volunteer managers about their organizations’ volunteer programs including employees from KEXP, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Mayor Daley’s Bicycle Ambassadors in Chicago, and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in Portland, and the Bicycle Ambassadors with the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. These people all have a variety of insights into running volunteer programs, and I’m confident that I’ll do better work for the Bike Alliance having talked with these people. I have emails out to a number of other groups, and one more interview lined up for Monday (the Outdoors For All Foundation). I ask every one at the end of the interview for suggestions of other nonprofits — not just bicycle-related ones – that have good volunteer programs. They can be anywhere in the country. Which reminds me, if you guys know of any nonprofits that have a good volunteer program…