Ashoka - Innovators for the Public
Network of social entrepreneurs worldwide.
Citizens at the Center
Case Foundation's site proposing new approaches to civic engagement.
Civil Society section of Citizendium
Civil society is the "arena of uncoerced collective action around shared interests, purposes and values." This new wiki (2007) is being compiled by academic Roger A. Lohmann.
"A place to discuss and dissect the successes, failures, and practices of online activism." Micro-volunteering actions for "digital campaigning, one click at a time."
Collective Impact Forum
"Collective impact" is an emerging form of community collaboration. This site expains the concept and offers many free articles about it.
Corporate Institute Blog
Posts about corporate social responsibility and tools for engaging companies in volunteering, from Points of Light..
Diversity Trends free articles
Trainer/consultant Tracy Brown (often speaks at volunteering conferences) offers practical information for dealing with diversity, as well as a free weekly e-mail *diversity toolkit tune up.*
All about young people (teens and 20-somethings) and social change.
Engaging Volunteers (blog)
Excellent blog written by members of the VolunteerMatch team and third-party experts in the volunteering and technology community. Great source for trends in the field.
Exploring Volunteering (blog)
By Patrick Daniels, UK-based volunteer and international activist. The blog's tag line: "Notes on thinking and research about the development of volunteering."
Focus on the Economic Crisis
Site from the Foundation Center established to share many perspectives on how nonprofits and funders are behaving during the economic crisis.
Site devoted to explaining the perspective of Millennials and mobilizing them to service.
This newspaper web site devotes a full section to the topic of volunteering, with many provocative articles challenging the value and role of British volunteers.
"Hot Topic" essays by Andy Fryar
Monthly essays by Andy Fryar from Australia.
Hot Topics by Susan J. Ellis
Every month since April 1997, Energize President Susan J. Ellis has written an opinion piece on a volunteerism subject that concerns her -- and welcomes responses from readers. The most current one is featured on the Energize home page and the full archive is online here.
The Huffington Post section on Volunteerism (blogs)
With the tag line "Some News Is So Big It Needs Its Own Page," the popular daily news site has aggregated its volunteer-related stories in a special section. Many are postings from blogs on the site.
"Idealware, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides thoroughly researched, impartial and accessible resources about software to help nonprofits make smart software decisions." The site offers a wide variety of free reports, articles, and links to information on Internet technology, social media, and use of software -- including for boards and other volunteers.
From JFFixler Group, consultants in volunteer engagement and board developement
Jayne Cravens Blog
One of the field's first blogs run by Jayne Cravens, expert in online volunteering, that offers great information and insight on volunteerism as well as nonprofit, development, and women's issues.
Kindness: New Ways We Give and Volunteer
USA Today's "daily source of inspiration and guide to making a difference in fresh and exciting ways," giving individuals the chance to share the volunteer service they do on a Kindness forum.
By Sue Hine in New Zealand, with the tag line: "Great volunteer programmes do not fall out of the sky: it is good management practice that makes them even better."
NCVO Blog Posts on "Volunteering"
NCVO in the UK regularly publishes insightful blog posts on the subject of volunteering written by a variety of knowledgeable staff members (many of whom were with Volunteering England when it merged into NCVO).
Pro Bono Australia News (blog)
News items focused on volunteering by business people and professionals in Australia as pro bono service.
Pro Bono Junkie's Blog
A blog for those interested in integrating the pro bono ethic into their careers — giving their time and talent to strengthen nonprofit organizations. Part of the Taproot Foundation site.
Realizing Your Worth (blog)
Thoughts on corporate social responsibility and corporate volunteering by Chris Jarvis in Canada, through his consulting firm, Realized Worth. Has some cogent and valuable resources in the blog's archives.
Rob Jackson Consulting, Ltd. Blog
Read the informed musings of UK colleague Rob Jackson on volunteer management and trends in the field. Also read his monthly "Voice of Volunteering" posting to the Third Sector (UK) site.
Social Citizens Blog - Glossary 2.0
Site utilizing the most innovative online technology for "social citizenship" offers this page defining blogs, wikis, and other tools (includes videos).
Social ROI: A Social Entrepreneurship Blog
"A blog about how social entrepreneurship is making this world a better place."
Time Banks USA
Founded by Edgar Kahn, describes how to set up service exchanges that give barter "value" to each hour of volunteer work contributed by participants.
Vantage Point Blog
This community blog from Vancouver, BC focuses on voluntary sector issues, leadership, organizations, and people engagement.
Volunteer NOW - Developing Volunteering
Free downloadable publications, checklists, and tools for volunteer management from this Northern Ireland peak body.
Nancy Macduff’s Web site with monthly current material and links for volunteer resources managers.
World Volunteer Web - UN Volunteers
As a follow up to the International Year of Volunteers 2001, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) has created a comprehensive Web site offering continuing news of worldwide volunteer efforts, including government actions, research reports, and links to international volunteer resources.