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The Volunteer Management Report

The Volunteer Management Report

Vol 22(12 Issues in 2017 )

Print ISSN: 1091-3777

Online ISSN: 2325-8578

Digital version available through Wiley Online Library

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Each issue of The Volunteer Management Report covers topics including: volunteer recruitment/retention, screening/placement procedures, training/education, motivation techniques, volunteer recognition, funds for volunteer programming, nurturing leadership, managing meetings, roles and responsibilities, effective committees, volunteer profiles and much more!

In addition, every issue of The Volunteer Management Report includes the Volunteer Insider - a one page report written exclusively for volunteers within the organization - that readers can share with volunteers and board members. This special page is designed to assist in training and motivating volunteers who show the greatest potential for leadership.

The Volunteer Management Report covers a wide range of volunteer program topics including:

•Volunteer/board recruitment
•Training volunteers
•Volunteer-driven events
•Grants for volunteer programs
•Retention strategies
•Managing meetings
•Board relations
•Roles and responsibilities
•Effective committees
•Enlisting appropriate chairpersons
•Motivation techniques
•Screening procedures
•Recognition strategies
•Mentoring, internships
•Nurturing leadership
•Successful programs
•Effective communication
•Increasing membership
•Volunteer profiles

About the Editor

Scott Stevenson’s aim for the past two decades has been to provide nonprofits and associations throughout the U.S. and Canada with “great ideas and practical solutions.”

Stevenson is founder and president of Stevenson, Inc, an Iowa-based publishing company that established six monthly newsletters, dozens of “how-to” manuals and several online events all geared toward helping nonprofits and associations achieve success in fields such as fundraising, major gifts, volunteer management, communications management and membership management.

John Wiley & Sons acquired Stevenson’s publications in 2012, and he continues on as editor of the six subscriber newsletters: Successful Fundraising, Nonprofit Communications Report, The Major Gifts Report, The Membership Management Report, The Volunteer Management Report, and Special Events Galore.

Prior to establishing his company in 1993, Stevenson had twenty-plus years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit management which included positions with The American Lung Association of Iowa, Culver Stockton College (Canton, MO), Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA), the statewide Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (Des Moines, IA), and Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA), where he served as Vice President for eight years before launching Stevenson, Inc.

Stevenson is a graduate of Buena Vista University (Storm Lake, IA) and has served as a volunteer, member and/or board member of several of local, regional and national organizations. He currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council of his alma mater, Buena Vista University, serves on the Board of the statewide Iowa Parks Foundation, which is chaired by the Governor of Iowa, and is a member of 1st Presbyterian Church (Sioux City, IA).

Stevenson has also served as fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations and lectured at regional and national conferences.