An Example For Your Next Volunteer Agreement

This week I worked with an organization on updating their volunteer agreement. Thought I”d post a few of the suggestions I came up with for others to marinate on and comment. What else are YOU putting into your agreements? I”ll probably update this as we finalize.

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Have You: Developed Good Intern Policies?

When I was an undergrad, one of the requirements of my degree was completing an internship.  I remember spending a fair amount of time searching through hundreds of internship openings, trying to find the perfect one. Luckily, I was able to find a great internship at the last minute.  But there was no coffee fetching […]

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Have You: Instituted Background Checks?

I don’t know about you,  but I’ve volunteered for a couple organizations that had somewhat “sketchy” volunteers. But more than being uncomfortable, I’ve started to notice more and more lawsuits holding non-profit organizations responsible when volunteers go (or do) wrong. There is a school of thought out there that believes a non-profit should take it […]

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Do Random Alcohol Testing? The End Might Be Near

Though random alcohol testing is something not usually found in non-profits, I thought the information might be useful nonetheless.  Particularly with so many organizations beginning to mimic the HR infrastructures of corporations. Not to long ago, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)  filed a lawsuit against U.S. Steel Corp. for firing an employee based on […]

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