Today I am sharing with you sections from chapter two of my book, A Day of Hope: Leading Volunteers to Make a Difference in Your Community. Back in October I did the same thing for chapter one. And now I'll share with you chapter two, here on my blog, for free.
Enjoy and feel free to pass it along to others.
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What does it look like?
As you’ve now learned, A Day of Hope makes a difference in the lives of people.
The work we do to serve and help people leaves a lasting impression on them that they’ll never forget. Forever they’ll remember that there were caring people in the world who came to their home to give them food for their Thanksgiving. This creates a special place in their hearts and will be something good they remember among the poor memories of tough times.
The purpose of this chapter is to give you a brief overview of all the parts of A Day of Hope and how to find help with them. We’ll also talk about the commitment A Day of Hope takes from you, its leader. In chapter three, I’ll share some important leadership lessons and skills I have learned through the last five years. Most importantly, we’ll look at your leadership style and how your project will reflect this. With these leadership lessons in mind, I’ll then give you the details of how to put together a leadership team, recruit and manage volunteers, share your vision, and fundraise in chapters four and five. Finally, in chapter six, I’ll show you how to gather donated food, sort it, register families, partner with other organizations, and organize logistics of delivering food to families.