Volume XII, Issue 3, April 2012

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When is a volunteer a “volunteer”? And what difference does it make in litigation? Charities and other nonprofit organizations have been working with volunteers for generations so everybody knows what it means to be a “volunteer,” right?  Volunteers govern charities as members of the board of... Read more
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Introduction How many of you have actually taken the time to create a strategy for your own professional development? Have you considered what you would like to achieve professionally over the next year, or how about the next five?  Can you picture where you will be in 10 years?  So many of us... Read more
Steve McCurley, co-founder and publishing editor of e-Volunteerism, is retiring as of June 2012. We will truly miss him. In this send-off article, e-Volunteerism invited his colleagues and friends to give Steve a stylish exit as he embarks on new adventures. We requested that everyone focus on the... Read more
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Editor's Note: Starting with the next issue, a variety of people will author Points of View. Different members of the editorial team will take turns writing the essay, and we also welcome well-articulated perspectives from you, our readers.  If you have an opinion you would like to explore in an... Read more
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EDITOR'S NOTE:  This is Steve's last Along the Web, a product of serious Web browsing for key, online resources that provide information, perspective and insights related to volunteers. e-Volunteerism is looking for four individuals who are willing to commit to compiling one Along the Web article... Read more
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Introduction I am excited to join e-Volunteerism as the new Training Designs editor. I have worked in the field of training and development for almost 15 years, specialising in volunteer management for almost 10 years. My approach in all aspects of my work is basically to support people to carry... Read more
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Steve McCurley has been remarkably prolific in his career. His earliest publications (1972- 2004) are listed in a 10-page, single-spaced bibliography on the Energize Web site. As the Director of Research for the National Center for Voluntary Action (NCVA, the predecessor of the predecessor of the... Read more
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Nonprofit organizations increasingly use online social media programs to reach out to their constituents and build awareness of their causes. The 4th Annual Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report (Common Knowledge, 2012) surveyed North American nonprofit professionals whose organizations had... Read more