Volunteer Management Resources

Charity Village (
Site set up for Canada’s nonprofit community, but the resources there have information that is very applicable to US nonprofits; includes a variety of items    related to current events, resources, quick guides and online seminars that you can take for an additional fee.

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. (
Project of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas at Austin

Verified 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