Volume X, Issue 2, January 2010

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Wouldn’t you love to pick up a newspaper or click on a Web site and read one of these headlines? Jobs Expo Report: Volunteer Management Stand Draws Huge Crowds National Conference on Volunteering to Have Volunteer Management as Main Theme Degree Course in Volunteer Management Initiated Retreat... Read more
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When screen writer and public relations consultant Jennifer Dornbush volunteered to be a guinea pig for a friend working towards her Myers-Briggs® certification, she had no idea how much taking a personality assessment would change the way she viewed volunteerism. As a long-time volunteer and... Read more
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Defining the Term A simplified definition of pro bono volunteering is that it involves people applying what they do professionally – what they normally get paid to do – free of charge to serve a nonprofit or public agency. There’s a continuum within the practice, with activity ranging from the more... Read more
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When e-Volunteerism started a decade ago, one of our target audiences was leadership of our field’s professional associations of volunteer program managers.  For several years we even ran a special Keyboard Roundtable feature on issues facing DOVIAs (the generic “Directors of Volunteers In Agencies... Read more
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Most of our readers manage volunteer programs in social, community, arts or environmental services and this is primarily where we put our own focus. This leads us to easily overlook the fact that some of the largest and most complex volunteer efforts lie entirely outside these areas. In this Along... Read more
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PDF Version with Handouts Single days of service through organized, large-scale events are growing in popularity around the globe. Although such episodic volunteering is a major trend in volunteering, too often we evaluate these events on the specific outcomes of that one day of effort – and end up... Read more
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Several years ago, I joined the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union (www.pfcu.com), mainly because I was fed up with my current bank and a co-worker recommended it. I didn't really understand why a credit union was different from a bank – I just wanted lower ATM fees. But as I have learned, credit... Read more
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A decade ago, e-Volunteerism kicked off a brand new concept called Keyboard Roundtable – 'keyboard exchanges' among geographically diverse leaders in the field of volunteerism. The idea was to focus on a particular area of volunteering, or a topic which was particularly 'hot' at the time, and to... Read more
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“The New Volunteer Workforce” David Eisner, Robert T. Grimm, Jr., Shannon Maynard, Susannah Washburn Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2009, pages 32-36 Available at: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/ the_new_volunteer_workforce and “Volunteers and the Economic Downturn” Lester... Read more