Single Days of Service

Unique aspects of organizing and running identified "days of service," whether national events such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service or Make a Difference Day, or local Days of Caring sponsored by United Ways, or days organized by a school or large corporation.  

From Organizing Charity to Building Community, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2008
Fundraising by Any Other Name. "Time Tithing" and other ways to get volunteers invovled, By Susan J. Ellis, Appeared as an "On Volunteers" column in The NonProfit Times
"I Don't Have Time", Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2006
Mobile Volunteers -"Tis the Season", Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2005
Short Attention Spans versus Long-term Causes, Susan J. Ellis, Energize Hot Topic, 2011
GiveGab

A "social network for volunteers" that "helps volunteers find volunteer opportunities they’re passionate about in their local community and beyond, log volunteer hours, communicate with friends and create a volunteer resume. Volunteer managers at nonprofits, schools, alumni associations and  businesses can use GiveGab to create and manage events, promote their programs, recruit volunteers, track volunteer hours and report on all the good they’re doing in their communities."  Offer many free resources as well as paid services.

HandsOn Network Blog

Reflections and announcements related to civic engagement from HandsOn Network in the U.S.

InitLive Blog

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."

SignUpGenius

Free online volunteer scheduling service with a lot of useful options, especially template sign-up sheets and reminders to volunteers via e-mail and text. There are also fee-based premium levels for very large organizations. 

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