Volume II, Issue 2, January 2002

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Ed. Note:  While this article focuses on the American election system, the principle proposed by the author seems relevant to a wide range of municipal services workers regardless of nationality.  See what you think. Introduction: Troubled Elections   The fiasco of the United States Presidential... Read more
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AbstractAt a time of world crisis , this paper calls for proponents of volunteerism to join together in a rethink of priorities and programs. Managers of volunteer programs and volunteers are challenged to take a big picture approach and see volunteerism as a powerful tool in reassessing values and... Read more
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Minnesota is pleased to announce the beginning of a new statewide association for people in the field of volunteer administration, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA), affiliating thirteen previously-independent professional networks (and growing). This exciting new... Read more
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  The Internal Battle by Steve McCurley Niccolo Machiavelli is famous for writing a book entitled The Prince, which is about gaining and exercising Power. "Power" is something that you don't hear discussed much among volunteer managers, since most of them don't have it. In fact, the closest the... Read more
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Time (or lack of it) is always the bane of the existence of most volunteer managers. This is especially true when you're attempting to relate with and keep track of dozens or hundreds of volunteers - a supervisory ratio far beyond the bounds of rationality. The computer offers some help in... Read more
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  Overview The activities in this training module (link to full module with activity 1 & 2 at end of this article) are intended to foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration among paid and unpaid staff, among leadership and members, and in situations where management, paid staff, and... Read more
Introduction In the last edition of e-Volunteerism, we took a look at an innovative work exchange between Volunteer Program Managers from Australia and Canada. This issue we continue our exploration of international work exchanges, taking a closer look at a program offering an international... Read more
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Print periodicals in our field emerged in the late 1960s and are still being created today. What were the topics of interest as each new journal began? Let's browse the tables of contents of the forerunners of today's publications and discover what has changed - and what hasn't. Please note that,... Read more
Steven M. Farmer and Donald B. Fedor
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Steven Farmer and Donald Fedor have taken a look at factors which make volunteers decide to continue and increase their contribution of volunteer time and effort to a particular organization. This issue is a serious one to effective involvement of volunteers, since the motivation of volunteers may... Read more
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The refrain is heard time and time again in the groups and organizations of modern society. Schools have been crying out for ages about the shortage of math and science teachers. Corporations have been wailing about the lack of skilled workers. Community issues go un-addressed for lack of... Read more