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Membership Development

Books and articles devoted to this subject or that have a substantial component on the subject are shown below.

Book coverGood Guys

Learn to develop a dynamic membership development campaign by applying great, practical tips from two college fraternity leaders. (Not just for recruiting volunteers on campus!)

Volunteer Speed MatchingA Toolkit for Volunteer Speed Matching

Think speed dating meets volunteer recruiting! One clever volunteer center outside of London produced this Toolkit for the perfect, fun and upbeat recruiting event.

Secrets of Successful BoardsThe Secrets of Successful Boards

A Boards 101 book for trustees new to boards, for leaders of all-volunteer associations, or for anyone starting a nonprofit from the ground up, with chapters by ten well-known authorities on boards.

Book Cover When Everyone's a Volunteer

Challenges conventional wisdom about boards, fundraising, and membership development when applied to grassroots volunteer efforts. Includes great group interaction exercises.

Volunteer Recruitment BookThe Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book

Complete guide to recruitment, from designing volunteer roles to assessing your organization’s image to where and how to look for new volunteers. Long chapter on membership development for all-volunteer organizations.

Top Tips for Recruitment DVDTop Tips for Recruiting Volunteers (DVD)

Australian trainer Martin J. Cowling cuts straight to the chase in this video presentation of what organizations do correctly and incorrectly in connecting volunteers.

E-Volunteerism logo

e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community is a quarterly journal with an archive of articles since the first issue in 2000. Subscribers have unlimited, continuous access to the newest of e-Volunteerism and to its growing archives. Subscribe now or purchase 48-hour access on the e-Volunteerism site and read or download whatever you like in that time period.

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