Online Sources of Information

Energize Inc – Energize, Inc is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.   Funders and nonprofit organizations alike will find this website of great value.  It is the largest website in the world focused exclusively on information for leaders in volunteer engagement in any setting.

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Training Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers: The 55-Minute Staff Training Series

Training Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers: The 55-Minute Staff Training Series

12 ready-to-deliver, but completely adaptable, training sessions for teaching staff the fundamentals of working with volunteers in your setting.

Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Workbook of checklists, worksheets, idea stimulators, and other practical tools for senior-level leaders to incorporate volunteer involvement as a key ingredient in the overall strategy of an organization.

The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement, 3rd Edition

The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement, 3rd Edition

Outlines the key executive decisions necessary to lay the foundation for successful volunteer involvement: policies, budgeting, staffing, employee-volunteer relationships, legal issues, cost and value of volunteers, and more.

America’s Service Commissions – The Association of State Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing and promoting state service commissions across the United States. The Association of State Service Commissions (also known as America’s Service Commissions-ASC) is a peer network of governor-appointed commissioners, along with staff from the state service commissions.

ASC’s work is focused in four core areas:  National Representation, Advocacy, Membership Services and Peer-to-Peer Support.

Betty Stallings – Betty Stallings, M.S.W., is an international trainer, consultant, author and keynote speaker specializing in volunteerism, nonprofit fundraising, board development and leadership (55 Minute Training Series). Her materials can be found on the Energize, Inc. website.

CASA  – Trudy Strewler Hodges, former CASA Executive Director, provides a description of the “Hanger “project and how this project engaged new groups of millennial and foster care teens as volunteers. The millennial volunteers train and mentor the youth in retail sales and customer service as they assist other foster teens in shopping for clothes and accessories.

Corporation for National and Community Service – CNCS plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility. CNCS is a catalyst for change and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give. The Corporation is the nation’s largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs.

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) – CCVA advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by articulating core competencies for the profession of volunteer administration, certifying individuals who demonstrate knowledge and competence in the leadership of volunteers, advancing standards of ethical practice, and promoting professional development and education.

Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey – The 2009 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey was commissioned to better identify and understand the barriers that are preventing corporations from contributing and nonprofits from seeking more skilled volunteer and pro bono support.

HandsOn Network – HandsOn is a network of more than 250 Action Centers, where people can find volunteer projects and programs that align their passion with real needs in the local community.

Independent Sector – Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world.

VQ Volunteer Strategies – VQ Volunteer Strategies, formerly JFFixler Group, is a leading provider of high-impact volunteer engagement solutions designed to help organizations raise their VQ – or volunteer quotient – for smarter impact.

VolunteerMatch – VolunteerMatch offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.

Case Foundation – Case Foundation expands giving, promotes everyday philanthropy, deepens civic engagement, and broadens the use of new technologies to make giving more informed, efficient, and effective.

Grant Makers for Effective Organizations (GEO) – GEO is a coalition of grantmakers committed to building strog and effective organizations.

Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) – PACE is a learning community of grantmakers and donors committed to strengthening democracy by using the power, influence and resources of philanthropy to open pathways to civic and community participation.

Points of Light – Points of Light helps millions of volunteers change the world. It mobilizes people to take action on the causes they care about through innovative programs, events and campaigns. Points of Light is creating a culture of volunteerism, one that celebrates the power of service.

Rose Community Foundation – “Boomers Leading Change” is a long term initiative of the Rose Community Foundation to engage people over 55 in opportunities for ongoing employment, community service and lifelong learning.

Taproot Foundation – Taproot is the largest nonprofit consulting firm in the country. They seek to strengthen nonprofits by engaging business professionals in pro bono service.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – A newspaper publication for the nonprofit world.