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Governance Q&A: Volunteering ethically

Written By: Jane Garthson
October 5, 2009

Balancing family, business and other commitments when considering volunteer opportunities.

Corporate partnerships: How we need to tap into this rich resource

Written By: Lori Gotlieb
September 14, 2009

This article describes how to create a corporate volunteer program.

Framework Foundation's Timeraiser event

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
August 31, 2009

An interview with Anil Patel, co-founder of the Framework Foundation and the unique Timeraiser event that is part volunteer fair, part cocktail party, part silent auction.

The community-building potential of volunteerism

Written By: Merrill Associates
August 10, 2009

This article describes how volunteerism can be seen as a community-building exercise.

United we stand: Fundraisers and volunteers working together

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
July 27, 2009

An exploration of the relationship between volunteers and an organization's fundraising department.

Developments in volunteerism: What's next?

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
May 19, 2009

On May 1st, a book was launched by Volunteer Vancouver entitled, A People Lens: 101 Ways to Move Your Organization Forward! Filled with stories about today's "new volunteer" and providing tips on how to effectively engage them, the book is a significant sign of the times, begging the questions: as the sector evolves, how are organizations faring in their approach to volunteers? Are they on the same page?

Repaid in smiles: One volunteer’s experience with 8,000 children in Bangladesh

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
December 22, 2008

An interview with Doug Jamieson, CharityVillage founder, about his recent volunteer trip to Bangladesh with Sleeping Children Around the World.

Changing the volunteer paradigm

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
November 10, 2008

A major push was begun last week with an initiative by Volunteer Canada that takes aim at the baby boomer generation - or, as they are increasingly calling themselves, the “Zoomers” - asking them to seriously consider the benefits of volunteering and not just retiring away once their previous careers are over.

Volunteer fatigue: What impact on the future of volunteerism?

Written By: Donna Lockhart
May 14, 2007

This article explains how volunteer fatigue differs from burnout, and how to handle it at your organization.

Five emerging patterns of volunteerism

Written By: Merrill Associates
November 20, 2006

This article outlines five trends in volunteerism.

Volunteering at your fingertips!

Written By: Merrill Associates
August 14, 2006

This article describes how to set your organization up to be able to take advantage of online volunteers.

Through the volunteers' eyes: What volunteers want nonprofits to know about effectively involving them

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
April 24, 2006

Happy National Volunteer Week! In the midst of the festivities, let's pause for a quieter, more reflective way to recognize our volunteers...by listening to them as they share their thoughts and ideas.

"Mandatory volunteering": What's in a name?

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
February 27, 2006

While "mandatory volunteering" is an oxymoron, it is a growing trend that is worth watching.

Shifting views of retirement and the implications for volunteer-involving organizations

Written By: Louise Chatterton Luchuk
January 30, 2006

As baby boomers edge toward retirement, there is lots of speculation about how they will spend their retirement years. Baby boomers have done many things differently than the generations before them - will they do retirement differently, too?

The untapped well: Is it time for a national youth service policy?

Written By: Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf
August 29, 2005

Last year, nearly ten thousand young Canadians were deprived of the chance to serve their country. This is why many people believe it's time for a national youth service policy.

Governance Q&A: Why organizations don't always draw on the knowledge of their volunteers

Written By: Jane Garthson
July 25, 2005

A volunteer with four years of experience doesn't feel that their insight and knowledge is being utilized.

Ten myths of global civil society

Written By: Melanie Lovering
May 24, 2005

Dr. Lester Salamon, author, professor at Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies was the keynote speaker at Imagine Canada's Symposium "Learning from the World: Canada's Charitable & Nonprofit Sector through a Global Lens."

For the children

Written By: Doug Jamieson
March 14, 2005

This article provides a profile of the DeYoung family, volunteers with Sleeping Children Around the World.

Are you ready to be a board volunteer?

Written By: Michelle Martinez
January 31, 2005

A self-evaluation article for board volunteer prospects.

A Hole in Alberta's heart

Written By: Cam Tait
January 10, 2005

This article is a memorial to Lois Hole, long-time volunteer.

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