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Meridian Swift

Meridian Swift is a pen name. She has managed volunteers for 20 years, is the author of The Volunteer Shelf Life, blogs on volunteerplaintalk, has written for Energize Inc., Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management, and Engaging Volunteers. She has held the CVA since 2005, and has presented on the state and national levels on volunteer management topics.

Author's articles

As long as we are truthful about our ads, why can’t we use some marketing techniques to recruit volunteers?

Latest opinions

Individually, we live in our comfort zone and find it hard to leave it and actively work towards a change in our surroundings. 

Being conscious of how we age can help us understand how others age.

When we play music, dance or perform we are a small community where, in a limited time and space, the strengths and weaknesses of a group of...