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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.

Training/Consultation

Learn how Energize can engage your volunteers strategically.

Jobs/Internships

Find - or post - a job or internship in volunteer management... at no charge.

Online Bookstore

Over 75 new and classic titles, for newcomers and veterans alike, in print and in e-book form.
Everyone Ready

Achieve More When Everyone is Ready for Volunteers

The Everyone Ready® Online Volunteer Management Skill-Building Program delivers quality training to all the people in your network who work with volunteers daily. A new topic is featured monthly with a live discussion board for dialogue with the trainer, but learners can also access all program resources on their own, at any time.

Essential Topics

The Skill-Building Center provides a library of 39 seminars and guides, available 24/7 including: Handling Challenging Behavior by Volunteers, New Approaches to Recruitment, and Volunteer-related Issues in Risk Management. More topics...

Expert Trainers

Since 1977, Energize, Inc. has developed unequaled relationships with the most respected trainers in the volunteerism field around the world. Over 20 of these experts created the resources your learners will use. Learn about the faculty...

Individual Memberships | Organization Memberships

E-Volunteerism

In the Jan-Apr 2015 Issue

This quarter's Research to Practice reviews an article that presents a way to measure the social returns on investment in volunteer recruiting, training, and management. Called Social Return on Investment, or SROI, it is a type of cost-benefit analysis that compares the present value of social outcomes created by the organization to the value of monetary and in-kind resources (including volunteer... read more | subscribe

RECENT ARTICLES | Access the Full Issue

An Online Network Empowering Offline Action: Soroptimist’s New Volunteer Model
Calculating an Organization’s Social Return on Investment in Volunteers
Elf Management
In Giving, How Much Do We Receive? The Social Value of Volunteering
Making the Case: Strategic Reporting on Volunteer Engagement
Tricks and Tips to Help Learners Learn from Each Other
“Is There a Template I Can Use?” and Other Questions Asked Too Often

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