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Retention

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

Book coverBest of All

A compendium of the best techniques for leading volunteer engagement, proven to work in a myriad of settings.

77 Ways to Recognize Volunteers77 Ways to Recognize Volunteers

An idea-a-page to show real appreciation for volunteers.

Handling Problem VolunteersHandling Problem Volunteers

Insightful and humorous guide to dealing with a wide range of problem behaviors exhibited by some volunteers, from irritating to seriously dysfunctional.

Book coverKeep Those Volunteers Around

A back-to-basics book on volunteer retention. A dozen easy tips to excite, inspire, & retain your most valuable asset...volunteers. 

Book coverKeeping Volunteers

Examines the art of keeping volunteers productively connected to the organization including how to enhance volunteer motivation, avoid volunteer burnout, get beyond short-term commitments, and more.

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.

Recognizing Volunteers and Paid StaffRecognizing Volunteers and Paid Staff

Ten keys to recognizing volunteers, ends with a list of lots and lots of actions you can take to say thank you.

Share of Mind, Share of HeartShare of Mind, Share of Heart

A compact guide providing insight into nonprofit marketing and practical tools for engaging volunteers and paid staff in shaping the organization's image and brand.

Training Module 8: Mutual Performance Reviews

Explores why people volunteer and teaches how to respect and respond to differences in motivational needs.

Volunteer Shelf LifeThe Volunteer Shelf Life

Recognize the temporary nature of volunteering and the many reasons why volunteers might leave.

Supervising VolunteersWhat We Learned (the Hard Way) about Supervising Volunteers

Advice, wisdom, and experience from over 85 real-life, on-the-job supervisors of volunteers: crystal clear analysis of what works and what doesn't in supervision.