Links and Resources
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VOLUNTEER TULSA RESOURCES
- Your LOCAL action center constantly researches and communicates regularly with global and regional service and service-learning networks to help translate leading practices and trends to galvanize residents in active citizenship.
- Community Volunteer Council - timely topics (such as volunteerism trends, ethics, motivational analyses, recognition, planning, budgeting, creating partnerships) and networking, 7:30-9am, second Thursday each month
- Discounted workshops/trainings, like Excellence in Volunteer Management Training Series
- Free half-hour consultation on volunteer management
- Personalized attention to address volunteer program needs
- VolunteerCheck is Volunteer Tulsa's partnership with AmericanChecked offering Partner Organizations FREE pre-employment consultation and reduced rates for basic background checks. Help ensure the safety and security of your team by developing or implementing a screening program suited for your organization. As always, consult your organization's legal advisors!
- Library of Publications and Reference Materials
2013 Excellence in Volunteer Management Training Series (VMTS) offered throughout the state. Download Registration Brochure to plan your team's professional development OR register now.
- HandsOn Network: As the country's leading volunteer organization, HandsOn offers toolkits, online training and other resources that equip organizations to engage volunteers in meaningful service. Look for them, plus a great Volunteer Time Calculator, in the "Nonprofits and Government" section.
- Points of Light Institute: Provides research, analysis, tools and training to support the creation and management of volunteer programs. Browse resources under the "Ideas & Insights" link. POLI also sponsors the annual National Conference on Volunteering and Service.
- Corporation for National and Community Service: Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, they provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to express their patriotism while addressing critical community needs. Be sure to check out The Resource Center: Effective Practices Collection
- Volunteering in America: Through this website, you will be able to access volunteering trends, statistics, tools, resources, and information for the nation, U.S. regions, states, and major cities. You will also be able to see how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering.
- Nonprofit Risk Management Center: Provides information, technical publications, and online tutorials on liability, risk management, insurance, etc. in the nonprofit sector. Independent Sector: National association for non-profits; conducts research on philanthropy and volunteering; sponsors annual conference. Resource on the monetary value of volunteer time.
- Independent Sector: Independent Sector is the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. The IS nonpartisan coalition of approximately 550 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the charitable community in order to fulfill a vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.
- AL!VE: Began as COVAA, AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteerism in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.
- Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration: Individuals seeking to earn the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential can register through this site. This unique, international, performance-based program recognizes practitioners with at least three years of experience in the field of volunteer resources management. Read testimonials from recent CVAs and download the Candidate Handbook and registration form.
- Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits: builds better communities through effective nonprofits, offering training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and recognition for Oklahoma nonprofits.
- Energize, Inc.: an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. This website provides a wealth of resources to volunteer managers and anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism. Library area with articles and complete electronic books available for free; annotated links to website containing information on everything from statistics on volunteering to service in specific settings.
- World Volunteer Web: United Nations Volunteers has created this comprehensive site offering continuing news of worldwide volunteer efforts, research reports and links to international volunteer resources.
- CASAnet: This site offers a wide range of materials on volunteer recruitment, retention, screening and supervision from Court Appointed Special Advocates. From the menu bar on the left, under Running Your Program, click on Working with Volunteers.
- Idealist: Volunteer Management Resource Center provides access to best practices, resources, and online and "on-the-ground" trainings and networking opportunities. It also promotes and advocates for volunteer management as a viable career objective.
- CyberVPM: CyberVPM is the international discussion group for volunteer managers. Debate the topic of the moment, share resources, get answers to your volunteer management questions and find a community of support for those challenges and triumphs unique to volunteer management.
- Betty Stallings: Download free training designs and icebreakers.
- Coyote Communications: Great listing on sources of volunteer management software.
- Free Management Library: Easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the vast majority of people, whether they are in large or small for-profit or nonprofit organizations.
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: The newspaper of the nonprofit world e-Volunteerism: Electronic journal containing numerous articles that cater to volunteer leaders/managers who want to go beyond the mundane in the volunteerism field.
- Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly: Academic journal of research in the volunteer sector. Published by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action.
- Volunteer Today: The Electronic Gazette for Volunteerism. Monthly updates on the topics of management, supervision, recruitment and training. Published by Macduff Bunt Associates.
- Charity Channel: Volunteer Management Review e-newsletter.