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Policy Development

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

Book cover for From the Top DownFrom the Top Down

Outlines the key executive decisions necessary to lay the foundation for successful volunteer involvement: policies, budgeting, staffing, employee-volunteer relationships, legal issues, cost and value of volunteers, and more.

Book coverBeyond Police Checks

Definitive guide for screening volunteers and employees, explaining why and how to assure everyone's protection.

Book coverLeading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Workbook of checklists, worksheets, idea stimulators, and other practical tools for senior-level leaders to incorporate volunteer involvement as a key ingredient in the overall strategy of an organization.

Book coverBy Definition

A walk-through of the importance of developing policies for and about volunteers, with clear examples and templates.

Book coverBetter Safe

Demystifies risk management and sets out in plain language what every volunteer program needs to know about this sometimes scary, always critical subject.

Book coverBranch Networks in the 21st Century

Helps those in national or large organizations to think about how branch or regional offices can strengthen, support, and extend their reach.

Book coverModel Volunteer Handbook

Detailed guide about developing a handbook for new volunteers, with specific suggested topics and examples of policy statements.

Book coverSelf-Help Accounting, 2nd Edition

A how-to guide to fulfilling the role of board treasurer, written in simple, clear language for the non-accountant.

Volunteer Management Audit

A validating tool for analyzing the effectiveness of an organization's volunteer management practices, with complete Scoresheets and instructions to conduct the process successfully.

book cover Measuring the Impact of VolunteersMeasuring the Impact of Volunteers

Presents the innovative Volunteer Resources Balanced Scorecard measurement and planning tool for aligning volunteer effort with organizational goals and effectively assessing the impact of that effort.