Sunday, June 26, 2011
MY 200TH POST ON VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT: AND IT GETS POLITICAL!
Where there is a vacuum of leadership there is an opportunity for dissenting voice. You see this quite often in politics. You don’t expect this in Volunteer Management.
Volunteer Management is not political nor does it conjure up ideas of dissent or disagreement. After all, the definitions and theories behind volunteerism are seen to be well and adequately defined by those who believe they have the moral right to say what is and what isn’t in the field of volunteerism.
In the Volunteer Management sector, things just seem to roll on. A few localized and encouraging waves towards the true advancement and professionalization of the sector wiped out by the tsunami of indifference by a sector that struggles to find its political voice and fundamental raison d’être.
To those who are perplexed by my talk of politics, dissent and such matters then you have obviously not been a follower of this blog and the message I seek to propagate.
But seeds of hope have been set.
More blogs have been born since I started blogging.
More voices are finding confidence.
There is more challenge to the status quo. Although it may look small to you right now, remember it is enormous compared to what came before – little or nothing!
There is such a long way to go.
Over 35,000 pages on this blog have been read in just a short 15 months.
The top 10 read posts suggest we seek a sense of humour as well as leadership in Volunteer Management. On top of that we really desire more knowledge on managing change and want to articulate great speeches that recognise volunteers! We also are curious on what is holding us back as a sector and the perception of volunteering and our role in maintaining or changing that.
Thanks for reading and have a say!
Posted by DJ Cronin