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Volunteer Management Resources

Energize, Inc. (
Site maintained by Susan Ellis, an internationally known author, speaker and consultant on volunteer management.

E-Volunteerism (
Fee-based electronic journal written by leading experts in the field of volunteer management; comes out quarterly; $45/year; interactive component for discussing articles; access to all past articles.

Free Management Library, “Developing and Managing Volunteer Programs”(
Written by Carter McNamara, an internationally known expert in nonprofit capacity building; also links to many articles on Internet; very comprehensive look at volunteer management.

Points of Light Foundation (
Go to their “Resources” section (link on top of the page) for great articles on many aspects of volunteer management; some articles are restricted to members only.

Sterling Volunteers ebook Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle

Reading List:
The Volunteer Recruitment (And Membership Development) Book by Susan J. Ellis

Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement: Practical Tools for Busy Executives by Betty B. Stallings with Susan J. Ellis

365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating, and Rewarding Your Volunteers: A Complete Guide for Nonprofit Organizations by Sunny Fader