The Joy of Membership Podcast

Volunteer Appreciation: A Little Can Go a Long Way

December 14, 2021 Joy Duling Season 2 Episode 67
The Joy of Membership Podcast
Volunteer Appreciation: A Little Can Go a Long Way
Show Notes

Joining Joy on the show this week is Karen Knight.  Karen is a consultant and volunteer leadership expert. After years of filling various roles in the public and private sectors, Karen decided that there was something missing. She wanted to make a difference in the world. She moved into the non-profit sector and found that volunteers were her passion. 

As District Director of Toastmasters International, Karen had twenty leaders reporting directly to her, and another eighty reporting to them. All volunteers. Karen currently serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. She’s used her 25 years of experience as a leader and mentor in the not-for-profit sector to develop a proprietary framework for turning volunteers into an enthusiastic, reliable and committed team.

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Yes, there is a “real” Joy in The Joy of Membership.

Founder & CEO Joy Duling has been working with leaders of associations, trade groups and nonprofits since 2005.

She has also walked the same journey, serving for nearly 10 years as the Executive Director of a membership-based nonprofit which she helped launch from scratch and led to annual revenues of more than $1M exclusively from membership contributions.

Joy has been widely recognized as a speaker, an online educator and a trusted advisor, twice winning the “Unsung Hero Award” from the National Association of Women Business Owners' Central Illinois Chapter. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work with Specialization in Policy, Planning and Administration. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, team facilitation, change management, and association operations.

But beyond industry experience and education…

Joy Duling is the calm voice you want to have in the room when you, your team, or your board is overwhelmed by ideas and options.

She's a trusted resource at the other end of an email or phone call who knows the answer, or can find the answer, when it's not clear what to do next in your approach.
She's a planner of systems and driver of progress that helps your organization achieve stretch goals.

She's a gifted facilitator of conversation, collaboration, and constructive growth. 

And she's approachable and results-oriented,  which makes it easy to shake loose of the old and start fresh on the new.