AmeriCorps Alums Blog
Features AmeriCorps stories around the world and how people continue to make a difference after their years of service.
Associations Now (blog)
About all things related to association management, from ASAE (American Society for Association Executives). Was previously called "Acronym" and that archive is still accessible at http://blogs.asaecenter.org/Acronym/.
Career Volunteer is "here to make it easier for you to search and recruit trustees, skilled volunteers, potential mentors, and Board Members for your charity, NGO or social enterprise...By skilled volunteers we mean people who can provide pro bono assistance in specialist areas - marketing, finance, fundraising, strategy or people with technical abilities in other professions." Career Volunteer gives you access to fully funded expertise and Board-level skills from outside the sector, provided on a pro bono basis -- candidates are drawn from large corporates participating and funding the programme. Also have an interesting blog, "Volunteers do it for free" at http://blog.careervolunteer.co.uk/
Carolyn's Nonprofit Blog
By Carolyn M. Appleton, CFRE. Mainly about fundraising, but often mentioning volunteers.
Blog produced by Causecast, provider of online platforms for corporations and nonprofits to manage giving and volunteering. The blog focus on corporate social responsibility topics.
Celebrate Volunteers blog
Postings specifically related to volunteer recognition.
Daily blog written by lawyer Ellis Carter, who specializes in nonprofit law. Volunteer issues are often presented and can be searched by keyword.
Church Volunteer Daily (blog)
Daily postings - which can also be received by e-mail -- with tips for volunteer ministry. Although the content sometimes is religious (Christian), most of the time the suggestions are applicable to any volunteer-involving organization, even secular ones.
Corestrategies on Nonprofits Blog
Written by four nonprofit consultants led by Terrie Temkin, this blog frequently offers volunteer-related posts.
Corporate Institute Blog
Posts about corporate social responsibility and tools for engaging companies in volunteering, from Points of Light..
Donor Dream Blog (Category: Volunteers)
Erik Anderson writes this blog about donor relations and one of his categories is volunteers -- specifically how to work with nonprofit boards of directors. This link takes you to the compilation of posts archived under "volunteer," but you can also view posts on fundraising and other topics.
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.
Everyday Giving Blog
All about different ways of giving to help others and making the world a better place, by Roger Carr.
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."
Fish Quay Consulting Blog
Written by British nonprofit/volunteering consultant Kirsty McDowell, the blog offers insights into daily volunteer management.
From the Field: Conversations on Volunteer Management (blog)
Published by Volunteer Maine, with many guest contributors.
"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."
Features great youth volunteer stories and ways to involve families in volunteering, from Points of Light.
HandsOn Network Blog
Reflections and announcements related to civic engagement from HandsOn Network in the U.S.
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.
Frequent posts with hints for involving volunteers in live events of all sorts, from InitLive, a technology business that provides "our customers with the tools they need to support their team before, during, and after their event."
From JFFixler Group, consultants in volunteer engagement and board developement
ivo - Multiple Blogs
This is a social networking site in the UK (but open to anyone, anywhere) focused exclusively on building community and exchange among volunteers and among leaders of volunteers (was formerly called i-Volunteer). A benefit of the free membership is all the tools to publish a blog, and several of the ones on the site are truly excellent, including:
> Jamie Ward-Smith (the founder of ivo)
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.
Join In UK
Join In is "a registered charity that helps UK grassroots sports clubs attract more supporters and volunteers from their local communities by matching people to fun, interesting and rewarding volunteering opportunities at clubs in their area." The Join In blog introduces many items about volunteering.
KM Consulting & Training (blog)
Blog from Kathleen McCleskey.
Lori Gotlieb Consulting Blog
Blog postings by Lori Gotlieb, who teaches volunteer management at Humber College, Toronto, ON.
Mallen Baker's Respectful Business Blog
" Analysis of what’s happening in the world of responsible business, and what it means."
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."
More Volunteers (blog)
Short tips from Judy Esmond, Australian researcher and trainer.
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).
nfpSynergy is a research consultancy in the UK that delivers research, insights and expertise to help non-profits understand their audiences and make informed strategic decisions. Volunteering is a frequent focus of their research and also of the postings to this blog.
Non-Profit Humour (blog)
Canadian John Suart writes this often-hilarous "world's only non-profit humour site."
Nonprofit with Balls
Hilarious site written and illustrated by Vu Le, "known for his no-BS approach, irreverent sense of humor, and love of unicorns." He is the humor columnist for the popular publication, Blue Avocado. Sign up for a free e-mail notice every Monday and read Vu's newest blog posting. Here's how he describes himself:
Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. There are tons of humor in the nonprofit world, and someone needs to document it. He is going to do that, with the hope that one day, a TV producer will see how cool and interesting our field is and make a show about nonprofit work, featuring attractive actors attending strategic planning meetings and filing 990 tax forms.
Comprehensive volunteer management site with a special focus on the Australasian region. President and trainer Andy Fryar writes a monthly blog, too.
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.
RecogNation: An Employee Recognition Blog
Baudville is a company that specializes in employee recognition items and ideas, and often includes volunteer recognition, too. This blog offers pointers and techniques for saying thank you creatively.
Rob Jackson Consulting, Ltd. Blog
Read the informed musings of UK colleague Rob Jackson on volunteer management and trends in the field.
"ServiceSpace was conceived by volunteers, was built by volunteers, and is run by volunteers -- all for the benefit of volunteers. Our projects range from a daily positive news service, to an acts-of-kindness portal, to a gift-economy restaurant." The blog is an exchange of reflections among volunteers about inspiration and service.
SignUp.com Blog (formerly VolunteerSpot)
Online scheduling site VolunteerSpot's blog shares ideas, tips and best practices for informal volunteer leaders about improving the volunteer experience, fundraising and streamlining volunteer coordination.
Social ROI: A Social Entrepreneurship Blog
"A blog about how social entrepreneurship is making this world a better place."
Social Velocity (blog)
Focused on helping nonprofits create a growth or strategic plan, determine how to bring more money in the door, and get their boards engaged and invested.
Speaking out on Volunteer Management! (blog)
Colleague DJ Cronin in Australia challenges the volunteer management community to get engaged in debate to strengthen the profession.
Time Guider, Giver & Spark Creator
Jody Weyers launched this blog to "connect people with their passion," posting frequent commentary and inspiration about volunteering for volunteers but also for leaders of volunteers.
Tobi's Volunteer Management Blog
Tobi Johnson provides tips and tools to help "nonprofit organizations improve performance and increase impact through the power of people" -- including volunteers.
True Impact Blog
Focused on metrics, ROI, and other ways to measure the impact of volunteering and service.
Elisa Kosarin says she "created Twenty Hats as a place for volunteer managers, development directors, and other nonprofit pros to find practical, skill-building information that they need and that they can use on the job right away. My blog posts, tools, webinars, and courses give you practical, useful information to help you master the skills you never learned in school."
Vantage Point Blog
This community blog from Vancouver, BC focuses on voluntary sector issues, leadership, organizations, and people engagement.
Verified Volunteers Blog
Focused on issues of screening and interviewing volunteers.
Virtual Volunteering Wiki
Opened in 2014 by Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis as a virtual appendix to their new book, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook. The site is being kept up to date with news items, research papers, and other current information about online service.
VM Voice Blog & Comment
Blog written by members of the Association of Volunteer Managers (AVM) in the UK- "a voice, a resource and a network in volunteer management."
Volunteer Frontier (blog)
"Dialogue on Strategic Service Engagement" from Reed Dewey, now a consultant, who has worked at various American national volunteerism organizations.
Volunteer Insure Blog
Written by Bill Henry, director of Volunteers Insurance Service - VIS(R). Deals with risk and risk prevention for volunteer-involving organizations.
Volunteer Management Snark
Humorous blog by Liza Dyer, CVA. "A bit of good-natured fun for your day. Designed with Leaders of Volunteers in mind."
Volunteer Plain Talk (blog)
"About the challenges we face as volunteer managers." Meridian Swift hosts this "place to blow off steam, commiserate with one another, laugh, shake our heads and realize that we are not alone in this profession."
Volunteer Power (articles)
Author and trainer Thomas W. McKee sends out a free e-newsletter that is very much like a blog posting, and then shares the articles chronologically on his Volunteer Power Web site.
Volunteer management software vendor, VolunteerHub, posts tips and advice along with notices about its new offerings, aiming to be a “hub” for volunteer management discussion.
Volunteering Is CSR: The VolunteerMatch Blog for Business Leaders
All about corporate social responsibility.
Volunteering Solutions Blog
Blog for anyone considering volunteering internationally, with advice for how to choose the right program and other issues. "A handy resource for gap year students, schoolies and travelers who are thinking to volunteer abroad."
Wendy Biro-Pollard's Volunteer Management Blog
Articles and insights from this speaker, trainer and Certified Volunteer Administrator with over 25 years of experience.
Wendy Moore (blog)
Created by Australian Wendy Moore "to support, encourage and inspire people in the field of volunteer management, through sharing information and ideas to take our sector and boldly go where no one has gone before."
Wild Apricot Blog
Quick, useful volunteer engagement tips from Wild Apricot, producer of software to manage membership information.
The YourVolunteers Blog
The blog of the YourVolunteers online volunteer management service provides original content related to volunteering and volunteer management.
Youth Service America Blog
Youth Service America shares current news, information, and grant opportunities from the service-learning and youth service fields, including stories of youth successful in helping their communities.