Betty's Favorite Links
This is my favorite link in the field. It is a one stop, interactive site with monthly HOT topics, the best bookstore in the field, including many e-books and information and links to everything you need to know in the field. Over 1000 free pages of practical and provocative information for the volunteer management field: a monthly "Hot Topic" essay by Energize president Susan J. Ellis--and responses from site visitors; an online Volunteer Management Library of hundreds of articles, book excerpts, and annotated Web links organized by topic; and so much more!
Appointed Special Advocates
This site has an extensive section on Volunteer Management (Volunteer screening, recruitment, interviewing, evaluation, retention, etc.) which, although written for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is great material which can be adapted to nearly any organization. Much of the material was written by Steve McCurley and Rick Lynch.
Blue Avocado Magazine
This is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. It is published every third Tuesday through a HTML newsletter delivered to more than 60,000 subscribers. It is free due to sponsor support. Jan Masaoka is the Director and Editor in Chief and the magazine is guided by a steering committee at Compass Point in San Francisco, CA. I look forward to reading this every month.
This site offers a good deal of excellent information on topics as varied as corporate employee volunteering, engaging a diverse volunteer force and more, including downloadable guides on specific subjects.
Action without Borders/Idealist is an international multipurpose, multilingual site that serves people who wish to volunteer, agencies seeking volunteers and people seeking jobs in either human resources or volunteer management.
The major Canadian site for support of the nonprofit sector with more than 3000 pages of news, resources, articles and links to sites for nonprofit professionals in Canada and around the world.
Corporation for National and Community Service
The site has a complete resource guide and technical assistance for National Service programs and State Commissions but is chuck full of information for any organization utilizing volunteers.
Betty Stallings is the Training Design Editor of the Journal. Subscribe by
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BoardSource is focused exclusively on developing effective nonprofit boards
of directors. Excellent resources!
OzVPM offers a wide range of free volunteer management links and
resources developed within the Australian region.
The OzVPM network boasts Australia's largest online newsgroup which focuses
on issues relating to volunteerism 'down under', but of course colleagues
from all over the world are welcome to join this vibrant online community.
HON (Hands On Network) and POL-I (Points of Light Institute)
This is the largest online database of US volunteer opportunities, on site and virtual. They offer excellent online workshops, many at no charge to attendees.
The Taproot Foundation is a leader in supporting
corporate employee volunteering and pro bono service.
Practitioners with at least three years of experience in the field of volunteer resources management can earn the credential CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) through this international, performance-based program.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center
This organization has
produced pioneering books on volunteer risk-related subjects. The center
offers a variety of online tutorials, including a volunteer risk management
self-assessment tool, produces an electronic newsletter and answers risk and