Also see the contributions of colleagues to the humor section of "Quotables" in the Directory of the Profession.

Exercise Your Volunteering Funny Bone, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2011
Nonprofits: Don’t Treat Volunteers and Donors Like Crayons, Adam Clevenger, Bloomerang Blog, 2016
See Superheroes for What They Really Are!, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2015
So, What Do You Do?, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2008
Some Truths Revealed about Nametags, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2000
Top Signs of Volunteer Burn-out, Lisa Barker (humorous), 2007
Volunteers Just Want to Have Fun, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2005
Fundraiser Grrl

"Because non-profit shouldn't be non-fun." Blog and an e-newsletter by Canadian Rory Green, which she self-describes as "One grrl's cheeky observations about life in fundraising."

Non-Profit Humour Blog

Very funny postings of fictitous-but-very-true-to-life "news items" related to life in nonprofit organizations.

Planet 501c3 Cartoons

Archive of cartoons on the nonprofit world published by CompassPoint.

Potpourri of Humorous Jokes & One-liners About Volunteers & Causes
"Volunteer Humor" Board on Energize's Pinterest Site

Collection of cartoons and other humor found along the Web centering on volunteering.  Also see results of Energize's 2011 humor contest on Facebook.


Volunteer Management Snark

Humorous blog -- usually clever meme gifs -- by Liza Dyer, CVA. "A bit of good-natured fun for your day. Designed with Leaders of Volunteers in mind." Also available on Twitter (@VMsnark).

(animated 3:50 min. video): Volunteer Seeks Gig (or Even Superheroes Get the Blues) from, 2011

A fun song and dance number from Project Angel Food, which engages and entertains the new volunteer, while poviding the basic operational knowledge he or she will need to have.

Very funny and well-done video by Bellevue Presbyterian Church using a parody of the song "Stayin' Alive" by the BeeGees to thank their volunteers -- with a nice closing by the minister. Great idea that any setting could adapt.

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