July 2017
Buzzing about Practical and Thoughtful Volunteer Management Resources
Creating a Volunteer Involvement Strategy That Sticks 
In their book   Volunteer Management - How and Why?   , Danish authors  Frederik C. Boll, Nana G. Alsted, and Jakob M. Hald note that volunteer management in an organization "is the glue-which ensures a coherent coordination of the voluntary work."  Do you have the "glue" that adheres volunteer engagement to your organization's cause? 

We have several resources that can help you transform the manage -as-you-go method of coordination into a  strategy for involving volunteers that leads to planned results and truly contributes to the overall goals of the organization. 
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Volunteer Management - How and Why?
A book on developing sustainable volunteer environments
Now offered at $9.50, over 50% off the original list price ($19.50).  Originally published in Danish, this book was translated into English because its contents are universal. It will  help you reflect how volunteers are incorporated into the overall work of your organization. The authors take you step-by-step through a template for creating what they call a sustainable volunteer environment.

Learn more about this book

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Strategic Volunteer Engagement
A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders
A strategic framework and critical management directives to help organization executives and volunteer resources managers conceptualize how volunteers "fit" into an organization, whether they are skill-oriented or mission-focused volunteers serving on either a long-term or episodic basis.

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Branch Networks in the 21st Century
A Handbook

All national and large organizations know that branches, chapters, affiliates, and local groups can have their own volunteer management strategy. Are branches too powerful and uncontrollable, or do they represent the true heart and soul of the organization? This book examines how a range of different organizations work with their networks.

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Special Set: Executive Role in Volunteer Involvement
From the Top Down & Leading the Way

TWO great books for ONE special price. Especially written to boost support for volunteer management from senior executive leaders!
First, lay the foundation for successful volunteer involvement with 
From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement, 3rd Edition. Then, put all the  principles you've learned into practice with  checklists, worksheets, idea stimulators, and other practical tools in  Leading the Way  to Successful Volunteer Involvement: Practical Tools for Busy Executives. 

The articles below come from the   Archives of the past issues of e-Volunteerism You can subscribe to the journal for a full year or for 48-hour access. All subscribers have full access to the Archives of all 16 previous volume years.  

Most organizations have a strategic plan, a fund development plan, a marketing plan and an IT plan. Why is it that so few have a volunteerism plan? Authors Mary Ella Douglas, Melissa Gilmore, Katherine H. Campbell and Marybeth K. Saunders explain how they created the American Lung Association's strategic volunteerism plan.

A Unique Model: A Personal Account of an Innovative Volunteer Program
In this feature article from 2013, Andy Fryar presents a rather unique structural model for volunteer engagement and the innovative method of volunteer recruitment employed at the Lyell McEwin Regional Volunteer Association, a 750-strong, health-based volunteer involving agency based in Elizabeth, a northern suburb of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. 

Moving Beyond Program: Developing a Volunteer Engagement Strategic Plan
What does it mean to move beyond volunteers as a "program" and, instead, embrace engagement as a strategy to fulfill your mission? In this article, writer Beth Steinhorn highlights some of the research behind volunteer engagement strategies and shares a step-by-step process for developing your own strategic plan.