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Three Tips to Excel at Volunteer Appreciation

To clebrate National Volunteer Week, we're sharing three tips to excel at volunteer appreciation and ensure your volunteers are celebrated.
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4 Questions for Discussing Long Term Vision

Aside from strategic planning, it's rare for sport and recreation organizations to engage in discussing its long term vision. This article offers four specific questions to help sport organizations engage in these discussions.
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Get to Know Spark Solutions

Get to know Spark Solutions, Lara, who we work with, how we work with our clients, and what you can expect when you work with us.
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5 Ideas to Recruit New Participants To Your Sport

Read 5 ideas a sport organization could try to recruit new participants to their sports.
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Notable Moments of 2022

I share Spark Solutions' notable moments of 2022.
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Why Hire a Facilitator for Your Strategic Plan

If you are a sport organizer, this article shares 6 reasons why you should hire a facilitator for your strategic plan.
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Clear is Kind – A New Path Forward

I discuss how the philosophies of radical candour and clear is kind will create psychological safety on our teams to forage a new path forward.
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How to Treat Members as Clients

This article identifies several ways we can treat members as clients to ensure that we deliver top customer service to keep our members satisfied.
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Identifying Opportunities, Even in the Darkness

We can find opportunities anywhere we look, even in the darkness. I describe how we can turn the Hockey Canada scandal into an opportunity to improve how we deliver sport.
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