The Engage journal has launched

by Betsy McFarland
e-Volunteerism is now Engage: The global voice of leaders of volunteer engagement.

How Leaders Can Find Strength In Vulnerability

This post was originally published in Forbes Magazine on April 16, 2020 and worth sharing here.

Coronavirus Resources

Coronavirus Response Seminar

Betsy McFarland offers tips and examples for engaging volunteers during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Re-opening and Recovery Resources

Coronavirus Resource Directory

Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Understand virtual volunteering and integrate online service into all volunteer involvement. 15% off. Use code: VV2020

Resources for Involving Volunteers Successfully

A-Z Volunteer Management

Extensive, searchable library of materials on over 100 topics. Includes articles, book excerpts, free guides and reports, websites, blogs, and more... plus tips from colleagues. Continually updated.

Directory for the Profession

Find events, classes, associations, periodicals, vendors, special days, awards, places to post volunteer opportunities... plus quotes and humor for your presentations.


Learn how Energize can engage your volunteers strategically.

Online Bookstore

Volunteer engagement books for newcomers and veterans alike, in print and in e-book form.

Change the Way You Work with Volunteers

Energize's Online Volunteer Management Training (Everyone Ready) delivers quality training to you and your network.

The Learning Center provides a library of 40 seminars and guides, available 24/7 including:

  • Handling Challenging Behavior by Volunteers,
  • New Approaches to Recruitment,
  • Volunteer-related Issues in Risk Management,
  • Bridging the Gap Between Employees and Volunteers,
  • Demonstrating the Impact of Volunteer Involvement, plus
  • 35 other topics...

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e-Volunteerism is now Engage: The global voice of leaders of volunteer engagement.

In October 2020 Issue

In this Points of View, co-authors Rob Jackson and Erin R. Spink readily admit that few will be sad to see the year 2020 end. But, they write, “if nothing else, the pandemic and its impacts on leaders of volunteers and volunteerism have demonstrated more than ever the power and potential of our role in supporting and sustaining essential services and those that enhance our quality of... read more | become a member

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