Community Service Volunteers in the UK has conducted research to “review trends and developments within employee volunteering and to explore how to make its benefits accessible and meaningful to more public, private and third sector organisations and employees,” and has just released a new report
Our favorite organization advocating the best practices of the blend of recreation and service is VolunTourism.org, which has just released volume 9, issue 1 of its newsletter. This issue offers some wonderful articles, well worth reading.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that the overall rate of volunteering has dropped by 0.3 percent, with the steepest decline occurring in the age group of 45-67, but is this really the whole story?
The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) in Singapore continues to produce initiatives and resources of value far beyond its city-state size. We’ve long been fans of its magazine, SALT, which launched as a print publication in 2003 and in 2010 moved to an online format, available to the world at no cost.
It’s easy to say that “people are the core of any volunteer-involving organization,” but do top managers act as though they understand and mean this sentiment? Two new books explore what it really means to engage volunteers as individuals.
Raheem Dilgir is a lyricist, vocalist, arranger and producer of songs, based in Vancouver, Canada. He contacted Energize, Inc. with a wonderful request: to help him share and disseminate a special song called "Century of the Volunteer" in time for National Volunteer Week in North America. Download it here!
Renee McGivern, producer of Nonprofit Spark Podcast on WebTalkRadio, contacted us about the e-Volunteerism article, What Have Bicycles Got to Do with It?, and the result, a audio interview about the article, is now up live on their site. Check it out!
"Crowdfunding" has great potential to raise seed money for a new initiative your organization would like to test, particularly through volunteer efforts -- and it can also help an individual volunteer pursue a dream.
Can volunteer management expertise from Hungary (in English) apply to you? Yes! This thorough and universally applicable guidebook is now an e-book (PDF) available to anyone in the world from the Energize Online Bookstore.