The Abundant Not-for-Profit
This book offers leaders a new road map for transforming their organizations with talent, not money, by meaningfully engaging and integrating volunteers as knowledge philanthropists.
An Asset Builder's Guide to Service-Learning
A clear and informative strategy for schools, faith communities, and youth organizations to blend the best of effective service-learning programs with the philosophy of youth asset building and healthy communities.
An Asset Builder's Guide to Training Peer Helpers
A trainer's manual for adult leaders preparing youth volunteers to do peer helping, with 15 interactive sessions complete with discussion guides and handouts (many useful for any age volunteer learning to do counseling).
An Asset Builder's Guide to Youth Leadership
Sensible and inspiring advice for adults who truly want to engage young people in meaningful leadership volunteer roles, with how-to tips on everything from recruitment to intergenerational meetings.
Best of All
A compendium of the best techniques for leading volunteer engagement, proven to work in a myriad of settings.
Demystifies risk management and sets out in plain language what every volunteer program needs to know about this sometimes scary, always critical subject.
Beyond Police Checks
Definitive guide for screening volunteers and employees, explaining why and how to assure everyone's protection.
Building Staff/Volunteer Relations
Insight into (and humor about) the reasons for tension between employees and volunteers and practical strategies for designing satisfying work for both groups.
A walk-through of the importance of developing policies for and about volunteers, with clear examples and templates.
By the People
Revised in 2005, this book remains the only presentation of the full scope and depth of volunteer activity throughout three centuries of American history.
Children as Volunteers
The only book focusing on engaging volunteers under the age of fourteen in agency or community organizations.
Church Puzzle Game
Complete instructions and materials for an interactive group activity designed to allow faith communities to self-assess how well their congregations function.
A Conversation with a Purpose
Practical advice, tools, and techniques to conduct prospective volunteer interviews effectively - something every leader of volunteers must do all the time.
Shows how the private, public and voluntary sectors can benefit from employee volunteering, and gives clear, practical advice on setting up employee volunteering programs.
Focus on Volunteering KOPY KIT®
Stand-alone documents each on a single volunteerism-related subject, all ready for the copier or printer—perfect for newsletters, training handouts, flyers and more.
Friends Across the Divide
All the guidelines and materials necessary for an e-mail exchange between students and senior partners.
From 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.
From the Top Down, UK Edition
UK Edition of the best-selling book that identifies the critical link between the actions of an organisation’s senior management and the overall success of volunteer engagement.
Get the Word Out!
Provocative booklet that urges a new attitude toward young people as affected by adultism and shows how to be more welcoming to young leaders.
Handling Problem Volunteers
Insightful and humorous guide to dealing with a wide range of problem behaviors exhibited by some volunteers, from irritating to seriously dysfunctional.
It's Tough at the Top, 2ND EDITION
Second Edition for 2017. Practical, no-nonsense guide to upper-level management blending leadership theory with personality style and the ability to generate support from all sources.
Keep Those Volunteers Around
A back-to-basics book on volunteer retention. A dozen easy tips to excite, inspire, & retain your most valuable asset...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.
Leading 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.
Measuring 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.
Dozens of forms to assess volunteer involvement in your organization including forms for agency readiness for volunteers, volunteer feedback, assessing organizational climate, and personal satisfaction in your job.