Motivation By: Martha Viduski Annual Conference April 2010
Motivation is not something that is done to volunteers…. It comes from within
Some basics… • Who • What • Why • How
" Anyone can take away anything around you, but your motivation is your spirit – NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE THAT AWAY!” by SekolaPhakoe
Why volunteer? Pressure from someone Recognition No one will do it Escape Become an insider Guilt • Demonstrate commitment to a cause • Gain leadership skills • Civic duty • Repay a debt • To have fun
Achievers • Sets goals • Solves problems • Is organized • Hates to have time wasted
Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~Elizabeth Andrew
Affiliators • “People” person • Sensitive • Nurturing • Great “meeter/greeter”
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.
Power • Wants to have an impact • Long term goals • Good strategist
2 types of Power Personal Social Influence and impact a “win-win” Goal is to help others succeed • Use “on” people • Can be toxic • Either they have the power or someone else does
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
Motivational Ideas • Job description • To feel welcome • Good training • Clear expectations • Want interesting work • Communication • Social connections • Learn something new • How much time will it take • Appreciation
What motivates you? What keeps you motivated? How can you motivate others?
Thank you!!!!!Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. ~Sherry Anderson