Enhancing the Volunteer Experience: New Insights on Strengthening Volunteer Participation, Learning, and Commitment
With its unique ability to fulfill personal and professional goals, social needs and corporate objectives, volunteering is much more than its own reward. But just how much more depends on the thought and planning that go into the process. That’s why, as more and more nonprofits and for-profits pool their resources in volunteering partnerships, the development of an effective approach to the design and management of these programs is essential. This comprehensive book/disk set provides not-for-profit leaders, for-profit business executives, individual volunteers, community leaders, and others with the systematic, hands-on guidance they need to maximize the benefits of volunteering for everyone involved, from front-line volunteers to community members. Focusing on the crucial concept of “return value,” the workbook offers solid practical advice on recruiting, training, and retaining today’s volunteers. It examines volunteer program planning and implementation for both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. And, most importantly, it ex-plores how these entities can forge strategic alliances that match the nonprofit need for motivated, business-wise volunteers to the corporate desire to boost staff teamwork, time management, and other key skills. The workbook comes complete with easy-to-follow procedures and checklists, plus worksheets and sample documents that are also included on the IBM-compatible disk. Simple to use and ready to implement, The Universal Benefits of Volunteering is an invaluable how-to tool for tackling a full range of volunteering challenges. “A practical, well-designed publication that can help to increase volunteering and philanthropy through educating individuals on both the joy of serving others and the significant personal value that can be derived from the experience.” ?Patricia F. Lewis, ACFRE President and Chief Executive Officer National Society of Fund Raising Executives “The Points of Light Foundation applauds the work set forth in The Universal Benefits of Volunteering. It is a valuable tool to help people connect through volunteer service.” ?Robert K. Goodwin President and Chief Executive Officer The Points of Light Foundation “A practical publication that can assist individuals, not-for-profit leaders and business executives to increase volunteer participation through enhancing the full value of the experience.” ?R. William Taylor, CAE President American Society of Association Executives The Universal Benefits of Volunteering offers a practical approach to designing, managing, and participating in today’s volunteer programs. From recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers to establishing meaningful nonprofit and corporate volunteering partnerships, this comprehensive book/disk package contains essential hands-on guidance for not-for-profit leaders, corporate executives, and others who are working to make a difference through the field of volunteering.
Specification: The Universal Benefits of Volunteering: A Practical Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Volunteers, and Corporations…