The Ellis Archive is Now Available

by Betsy McFarland
We are pleased to share news from the Susan J. Ellis Foundation. As of this month, the Ellis Archive website has been launched.

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. 25% 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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In the July - October 2020 Issue

Thirty-five years ago, Susan J. Ellis published an article in the Journal of Voluntary Action (now Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly) entitled “Research on volunteerism: What needs to be done.” Ellis mused – in 1985 – that the only subject at that time that seemed to attract the attention of researchers was 'motivation,'... read more | subscribe

RECENT ARTICLES | Access the Full Issue

e-Volunteerism’s Co-Founder Reflects On A Shared Vision
An Enterprising Voyage of Discovery: The Legacy of Susan J. Ellis and the Journal’s Future
Research on Volunteerism: What Still Needs to be Done?