The Difference between Coaching and Mentoring


Written by Miles Bilka
May 24, 2022 | 3 min. read

Often, people use the words “coach” and “mentor” interchangeably. But what is the difference between coaching and mentoring? It is important to understand that while both help supports people to develop, mentoring has more of a specialized teaching element than coaching. Mentors use precise methods to teach a person how to do something specific, with the goal of spreading their knowledge to the mentee.

On the other hand, coaching uses questions and active listening to help a person think through possible problems or challenges without showing them how to complete a problem. See how Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, President Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP incorporated coaching as a leadership tool on her first day.

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Volunteer Appreciation: 5 Tips for Your Organization


Written by Shreya Tragad
May 11, 2022 | 5 min. read

Your nonprofit’s volunteers are the core of your organization, devoting their time and energy to keep your projects and programs running smoothly. Just as you show appreciation to your generous donors, you must also express gratitude to volunteers for their tireless dedication to supporting your cause.

The benefits of showing appreciation to volunteers are numerous: you can engage volunteers more deeply in your work, show them that their opinions matter, and ultimately increase your volunteer retention rate. If you’re interested in improving your volunteer appreciation approach to help boost volunteer engagement and satisfaction, you’re in the right place!

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