Volume V, Issue 2, January 2005

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With the advent of more and larger data sets, research on volunteering is transitioning from pontificating over ideas to proving hypotheses about volunteering. The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service publishes The Investigator information brief, on a quarterly basis, to help bridge... Read more
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Sabotage! The very word conjures up images of old war movies – silhouetted black and white figures blowing up railway lines in the midst of the night to prevent enemy advance. Indeed, sabotage is in fact a very real tool of war. Sadly it has also been a tool of some corporations who have used the... Read more
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Succession planning seems to be another of the ‘buzz words’ of late. I believe it is a relatively new concept to the voluntary sector, with many of us struggling to get our heads around exactly what it is. In my journey to discover what succession planning was, I found an answer that was much more... Read more
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As we’ve often noted, the most frequently-requested topic for a workshop that any volunteer management trainer receives has always been, and continues to be, employee/volunteer relationships. The tension between paid and unpaid staff surfaces in all types of organizations and settings, and program... Read more
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This issue of Along the Web looks at one of the most difficult areas of volunteering – operating a program in a rural community. Volunteer involvement is much more difficult when you are in a community where the population is sparse and widely distributed, and where many of the factors which... Read more
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  Part I: Creative Drama Techniques to Get Volunteers and Staff out of Their Seats and into the Action by John L. Lipp You don’t need to be a drama queen (or king), or the star of your 1971 high school production of Bye Bye Birdie, or even a Shakespearian scholar to tap into the rich tool kit of... Read more
One area of volunteer program management that rarely receives attention is how to effectively support volunteers through difficult times. Clearly some volunteers, such as those working in a hospice, already have training to deal with the inevitable consequences of losing a client. This Keyboard... Read more
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Enhancing Business – Community Relations. The Role of Volunteers in Promoting Global Corporate Citizenship. United Nations Volunteers and New Academy of Business (2004). Available at http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/dynamic/infobase/pdf/2004/Global_Report_EBCR.pdf Employer-supported volunteering... Read more