Helen Hutchison (League of Women Voters of CA)

Episode 46 · February 27th, 2020 · 48 mins 14 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Helen talk about:

  • Growing up with the League
  • The League as an outgrowth of the Suffrage movement
  • What counts as non-partisan policy
  • The struggle of managing and motivating volunteers
  • How fundraising is harder when people are already 'donating' their time
  • What an executive director does vs a president in the LWVO
  • The tendency to move to fill a vacuum
  • Breaking the cycle of doing this important work via the unpaid labor of women
  • Developing the organizational habit of offering help and then stepping back to wait for community guidance on what that help looks like
  • What to look for in an executive director for the LWV
  • Maintaining consistency and project work across many volunteer terms
  • The role of local government observers in the League
  • What it means to be "somewhat ornery" :)
  • Creating the leadership you want to see via tenacity and patience
  • The struggle of appreciating some people's volunteerism :)

You can find Helen on LinkedIn and on Twitter as @helenhutch :)

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3