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Generating Funds for Your Volunteer Program: The Mindset and Methods

The biggest challenge in supporting volunteer programs has purportedly been an inability to raise the appropriate amount of funds to adequately support them. In this article from the e-VOlunteerism journal the support or lack thereof for volunteer programs is assessed.

Six Simple Steps to Identifying Prospective Funders for Volunteer Management

This document contains six key steps of how to Identify Prospective Funders for Volunteer Management Support.

How to Manage Volunteer Burnout

  Managing burnout actually begins from your first contact with volunteers. Get to know them – what motivates them, why they’re serving, what they hope to give and receive from the experience – and then match them with an appropriate volunteer opportunity. As they serve with...

Sample Volunteer Manager Position Description

The volunteer manager builds organizational capacity to effectively manage volunteer activities. Volunteer managers recruit, equip, empower, convene, and support service leaders and volunteers. They provide direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within the...

15 Things to Know When Managing Volunteers in Times of Disaster

This is a list of 15 things to know when managing volunteers in times of disaster.

Volunteer Motivational Analysis

Volunteering with Formerly Incacerated Individuals

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s formerly incarcerated individuals, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support them,...

Volunteering with Immigrants and Refugees

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s immigrants and refugees, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support them, and tips and...

Doing More With Less - Nonprofit Panel (Video)

Volunteering with Urban Disadvantaged Adults

  This toolkit, prepared by Points of Light, the world’s leading organization on volunteerism and service, provides an overview of America’s disadvantaged adults, the obstacles and challenges facing this population, the types of volunteer programs that support disadvantaged adults...