Volunteer Engagement

Spontaneous “online volunteers”

Written By: Jayne Cravens
December 6, 2010

This article explains ways to use volunteers as online first responders.

Volunteering for career development: Seven steps to professional growth

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
November 18, 2010

Make sure your volunteer work shows you to your best advantage on your resume by following these tips.

Employee volunteerism: A profit for the nonprofits?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
October 18, 2010

This article explores new projects working to promote volunteerism within the corporate world.

The volunteer as bully = the toxic volunteer

Written By: Jayne Cravens
October 12, 2010

This article explores methods of dealing with bully volunteers.

An Interview with Janet Cloud

Written By: Sondi Bruner
September 13, 2010

An interview with Janet Cloud, volunteer and board member of Frontier College.

Vancouver 2010: The volunteer effect

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
September 13, 2010

Ever wondered how an Olympic Games affects volunteerism in the host city after the fact? Actually, not many people have. But a team of researchers from Australia and the UK have set their sights on Vancouver to put together one of the first comprehensive surveys on the subject.

Well of Change: Tapping into Canadians’ will to give

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 16, 2010

Back in April, two young social entrepreneurs from Toronto, Christine Ho and Kevin Tsoi, launched a beta Internet site that is positioned to change the way Canadians volunteer for, and donate to, charities. That website is called Well of Change.

Screening volunteers for attitude

Written By: Jayne Cravens
July 12, 2010

How to include screening for attitude in your recruitment process.

Eight tips for recruiting and retaining volunteers in tough times

Written By: Susan J. Ellis
June 14, 2010

Eight tips to help you recruit and retain volunteers during difficult economic conditions.

No more talk of the dollar value of volunteers!

Written By: Jayne Cravens
May 10, 2010

Why it is dangerous to put a dollar value on volunteers.

Being the best (board) volunteer you can be

Written By: Doreen Pendgracs
May 3, 2010

How to perform successfully as a board volunteer.

Tips for training your short-term volunteers

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
April 12, 2010

This article explains one of the best ways to maximize the effectiveness of volunteers.

How to conduct volunteer screening

Written By: Donna Lockhart
April 12, 2010

This article includes tips for effective volunteer screening.

Governance Q&A: Helping volunteers exit gracefully

Written By: Jane Garthson
April 5, 2010

Shouldn’t a good organization provide a committee chair with a graceful way to exit within a reasonable time frame?

Working with baby boomers

Written By: Donna Lockhart
March 8, 2010

This article includes three ideas for attracting baby boomer volunteers to your organization.

Working with youth

Written By: Donna Lockhart
February 8, 2010

This article includes three ideas for creating successful volunteer experiences for youth.

Getting the most out of employer-supported volunteerism

Written By: Karl Noseworthy
January 21, 2010

This article describes methods of getting the most out of employer-supported volunteerism.

Working with staff and volunteers

Written By: Donna Lockhart
January 11, 2010

Three ideas to improve volunteer and staff relationships.

Understanding volunteer retention

Written By: Donna Lockhart
December 14, 2009

Three ideas to improve your volunteer retention.

Facing today's volunteer recruitment challenges

Written By: Donna Lockhart
November 9, 2009

Three ideas to solve your volunteer recruitment challenges.

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