Resources & Links

Employee Engagement Resources:

Measuring Employee Volunteer Programs

Top 7 Trends Affecting Employee Volunteer Programs

Benefits of Employee Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Management Links:

America’s Promise: With more than 300 national partners, America’s Promise Alliance is devoted to improving the lives of young people. Together we ensure young people receive the Five Promises they need to graduate high school prepared for success.

AL!VE: Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement: Began as COVAA, AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteerism in America by fostering collaboration and networking promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.

Betty Stallings: Download free training designs and icebreakers.

CASAnet: This site offers a wide range of materials on volunteer recruitment, retention, screening and supervision from Court Appointed Special Advocates. From the menu bar on the left, under Program Management, click on Volunteer Management.

Corporation for National Service: As the nation continues to face an economic crisis, volunteers may be needed more now than ever.  Many nonprofits are facing the challenge of increased demand for services at the same time they face the problem of diminished resources.  In response, many are turning more to volunteers who can provide vital support to help them continue to meet growing needs.

Coyote Communications: Great listing on sources of volunteer management software.

CyberVPM: CyberVPM is the international discussion group for volunteer managers. Debate the topic of the moment, share resources, get answers to your volunteer management questions and find a community of support for those challenges and triumphs unique to volunteer management.

Energize, Inc.: Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. This website provides a wealth of resources to volunteer managers and anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism. Library area with articles and complete electronic books available for free; annotated links to website containing information on everything from statistics on volunteering to service in specific settings.

Free Management Library: Easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are a large or small for-profit or nonprofit organization.

Global Volunteer Resource: Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.

Idealist’s Volunteer Management Resource Center: Check out this wonderful addition to the Idealist site for a wide-range of resources, tools and networking opportunities. Information available includes: current research, best practices, program tools and other ideas.

Independent Sector: Have you been searching for the estimated dollar value of volunteer time? This provides annual updates and explains just how the value is based.

Make A Difference Day: Make A Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others, is sponsored annually by USA WEEKEND Magazine and its 700 carrier newspapers. Make A Difference Day takes place on the 4th Saturday in October each year.

Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Provides information, technical publications, and online tutorials on liability, risk management, insurance, etc. in the nonprofit sector.

Points of Light Foundation: Points of Light Institute embraces service and civic engagement as fundamental to a purposeful life and essential to a healthy world.

Service Leader: Wide range of information on volunteer management and virtual volunteering from the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

Volunteering in America: Presented by the Corporation for National & Community Service. Through this website, you will be able to access volunteering trends, statistics, tools, resources, and information for the nation, U.S. regions, states, and major cities. You will also be able to see how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering.

World Volunteer Web: United Nations Volunteers has created this comprehensive site offering continuing news of worldwide volunteer efforts, research reports and links to international volunteer resources.

Publications:

Chronicle of Philanthropy: The newspaper of the nonprofit world.

e-Volunteerism: Electronic journal containing numerous articles that cater to volunteer leaders/managers who want to go beyond the mundane in the volunteerism field.

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly: Academic journal of research in the volunteer sector. Published by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.

Volunteer Today: The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism. Monthly updates on the topics of management, supervision, recruitment and training. Published by Macduff Bunt Associates.

Charity Channel: Volunteer Management Review e-newsletter.

Nonprofits Technology Support :

TechSoup.org: provides tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology.

Idealware.org: provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help make smart software decisions.

CompassPoint Non-Profit Services : offers teaching, coaching, consulting, peer learning and other resources.

Partnering Agencies:

United Way: United Way: Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life; a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, and good health.

California Volunteers: California Volunteers: CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.

HandsOn Network: Hands On:  is really About YOU! HandsOn Network inspires, equips and mobilizes people to take action that changes the world. Through their network of more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers, you can find volunteer projects and programs that align your passion with real needs in your local community.

Serve.gov: Serve.gov: The President has said that the challenges America faces are unprecedented, and that we need to build a new foundation for economic growth in America. The Administration has begun this work with dramatic new investments in education, health care and clean energy, but we cannot do this alone here in Washington. Economic recovery is as much about what you’re doing in your communities as what we’re doing in Washington–and it’s going to take all of us, working together.

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