9 Steps to Gauge and Boost Volunteer Morale

9 Steps to Gauge and Boost Volunteer Morale

“The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear a lot of talk about it, it’s usually lousy.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower If you’re already talking about the morale of your volunteer team, it must be at a critical spot. If not, you may sense it’s heading in the wrong direction and you want to do something now before it really becomes an issue. Most of us, however, are probably in a more uncertain position. We simply don’t know what the morale of our team is,...

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Voices of the Phase Project :: Josh Shipp

Voices of the Phase Project :: Josh Shipp

Josh Shipp is new to the Orange family, but we were immediately moved by his story and integrity.  Inspiring and hilarious, Josh uses his platform as a TV host, author, and speaker to share the powerful message that every teen deserves a chance to live life at it’s fullest. Josh has proved integral to our High School Phase research and we can’t wait to see what he does...

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What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

What’s Trending? 2 Things You Can Do To Help Volunteers

It’s not rare for me to get mic dropped by my kids. One day while I was texting and scootering in my driveway with my seven-year-old. She said, “Mom, if you’re going to be a kid, THEN BE A KID!” She was calling me out. I obviously didn’t know what “being a kid” meant and felt doubly arrested for being on my phone. I sped up on the scooter and said, “There! Is that better?” She said, “That’s better but you have to learn the new tricks.” That sounded like an invitation to the ER. I didn’t want...

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Why Your Ministry Needs A Good Party

Why Your Ministry Needs A Good Party

Sometimes it takes a party to change how we see each other. There’s something about spending time together that is unrushed, in a place that is safe, where people can be who they are that builds a different kind of relationship. So, since I’m sure we all have an image that comes to mind when we use the word party, let me clarify. I’m not talking about the irresponsible, indulgent, indecent kind of party that leaves you with a hangover and text messages you don’t remember sending. Instead, I am...

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