All-volunteer organizations are tough. There is often a small core of volunteers ABSOLUTELY committed to the project, wanting help, and wondering where the help is. That certainly applied (and still applies) to the Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition where I volunteer.
We’re working to engage more people, and we ARE engaging lots more people. Of course, with more people we are more ambitious so we still want more help.
Last winter, the Coalition wanted to organize more events — rides, happy hours, tabling — places where we could connect with new people and engage potential supporters and members in new ways. Of course, none of our existing volunteers had the time to make things happen, so I decided to try and Make Something Happen. read more