Volume XV, Issue 2, January 2015

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Ed. Note: This article is an excerpt adapted by the authors from their forthcoming book, Measuring the Impact of Volunteers: A Balanced and Strategic Approach. The authors expect the book will be published in 2015. One of the challenges in volunteer administration is determining the correct or... Read more
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  Ed. Note: The following is an edited excerpt of a Pro Bono Economics lecture delivered by Andrew G. Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England, to the Society of Business Economists, in London on 9 September 2014. The entire paper and all its figures and graphs are available online at: http://... Read more
Whatever Happened To . . .
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Whatever Happened To . . . is a recurring feature at e-Volunteerism that allows us to revisit past articles to see what has been happening since we first published the stories. In this issue, we revisit “Perspectives on Membership Development,” a story from 10 years ago about Soroptimist... Read more
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We both believe strongly in the principle that if you ask the wrong question (especially one that is vague and broad) you will get the wrong answer (equally unfocused). On the other hand, asking the right question (especially one that specifically reflects what you need to know) can direct you to... Read more
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In this edition of Along the Web, we explore a range of resources from around the world which have been developed either by or on behalf of museum volunteer programmes in the past couple of years. It is great to see that there has been considerable development in the 11 years since Steve McCurley’... Read more
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Adult learners bring a wealth of knowledge to any training session. But more often than not, they still expect the trainer or speaker to do most of the teaching. The person at the front of the room may have plenty of information to convey, but the most effective learning comes when participants... Read more
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Ed. Note: We urged Publishing Editor Emeritus Steve McCurley to write the following for e-Volunteerism. Although he has presented this talk at many conferences and workshops over the years, Steve has never immortalized it in print. We think it deserves to be available for all and we are pleased to... Read more
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Manetti, Giacomo, Marco Bellucci, Elena Como & Luca Bagnoli (forthcoming). "Investing in volunteering: Measuring social returns of volunteer recruitment, training, and management." Voluntas, DOI 10.1007/s11266-014-9497-3 We all know that volunteers are not ‘free.’ But to what extent do they... Read more