I think this is a great “starter book” for new leaders of volunteers. It broadly covers many of the key topics in volunteer management, while providing a unique focus on creating a culture of success and empowering volunteers. One of the best aspects of the book is the real-life stories and ideas from volunteer leaders interspersed throughout. The book doesn’t delve very deeply into risk management issues, but this topic is expertly covered by a number of other publications, such as those by Linda Graff.
I chatted with author Sunny Fader via email to learn more about her and her book. I hope you enjoy our conversation.