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Buzzing about Practical and Thoughtful Volunteer Management Resources

March 2019

Volunteer Involvement and Boards of Directors

Many organizations are founded by volunteers, governed by volunteers, and accept the services of millions of volunteers to support their work. Yet, the subject of volunteers is usually neglected in the boardroom and, inversely, leaders of volunteers often stay out of the boardroom. The resources below offer ideas on how leaders of volunteers and board members can work together to meet their mission more effectively.

The Secrets of Successful Boards

The Best from the Nonprofit Pros

PDF e-book

Explains state-of-the-art board practices with warmth and humor. Includes a chapter on "people raising" by Susan J. Ellis, plus chapters on recruiting board members, fundraising, strategic planning, running meetings, legal issues, and technology. 

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Build a Better Board in 30 Days

A Practical Guide for Busy Trustees

PDF e-book

Provides practical strategies for improving the effectiveness of a board; geared to volunteer service boards but is useful to anyone serving as a board member.

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Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement

Practical Tools for Busy Executives

Print and PDF e-book

As part of a practical workbook incorporating volunteers in the overall strategy of an organization, chapter 8 is specifically devoted to the board of director's role in volunteer engagement. 

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Secrets of Successful Retreats

PDF e-book

A guide to planning and facilitating a productive off-site retreat for boards and other volunteers, paid management and line staff, or any combination thereof.

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