Volume XVII, Issue 3, April - July 2017

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Sustaining volunteer engagement is ultimately a balancing act. Volunteer management must utilise resources in the most effective way to address organisational needs while supporting volunteers in meaningful roles that allow them to not only flourish but also have a positive and rewarding... Read more
Available in April
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Free, live-streaming video platforms like Facebook Live, Twitter’s Periscope, and YouTube Live allow users of smartphones or tablets to live stream something they are viewing in person so that people off-site can view and share in it, too, in real-time – events, speeches, announcements,... Read more
Available in May
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More people want to volunteer today than ever before. As practitioners, we recognize that it’s important to not just make volunteer opportunities more accessible but to also make them more personalized. While some of us have yet to adopt a web-based approach to recruiting and working with... Read more
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"Only by redefining failure will we unleash progress, creativity and resilience." "A progressive attitude to failure turns out to be a cornerstone of success for any institution." We don't know about you, but these quotes from Matthew Syed grabbed our attention. They certainly piqued Rob's... Read more
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Editor’s Note: We love our volunteers—and we want them to know it. Are you looking for ways to show your appreciation? For those who tie recognition events to national-level publicity, National Volunteer Week in various countries is fast approaching. In Canada and the U.S., National Volunteer... Read more
Available in May
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Teenagers—with their ideas, energy, and willingness to contribute to their communities—are a rich and sometimes untapped volunteer force for many organizations. Not only are teens the volunteers of our future, they have gifts to offer today.  What must we consider when working with young... Read more
Available in May
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In this Voices, Kerry Martin explores the evolution and significance of TimeBanking, a concept that operates on a very core principle: For every hour of service that members provide to one another, they earn an hour that’s redeemable for another service for them. Through stories from and about... Read more
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Stephanie L. Smith and Celatha J. Grove (2017). Bittersweet and Paradoxical: Disaster Response Volunteering with the American Red Cross. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 27(3), 353-369. Wiley has opened this article to the public through 2017: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nml... Read more