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Nonprofit Volunteer Books

How do you best utilise, motivate and empower your volunteers or gain new people who want to help your nonprofit's mission? These are crucial questions you should be asking yourself as volunteers can be the spirit of your organisation, fundraising and spreading the message. Here are some books you should check out to make sure you're getting the most out of your volunteers. 


Volunteer Management 101: How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers - T. Allen Madding, Dan King, Priska Jordan

When volunteering gets to be too much of a hassle to serve, when volunteers begin to feel unappreciated, when they feel the commitment is too demanding, they will walk away - usually without any warning or explanation. With several decades of experience between them, Madding and King share insights on how to manage these valuable resources in your organization.


365 Ideas for Recruiting, Retaining, Motivating and Rewarding Your Volunteers: A Complete Guide for Non-profit Organizations - Sunny Fader and Angela Erickson

This book provides you with real life, proven examples that you can use to boost productivity, plus fundraising activities.


Managing Volunteers: How to Maximize Your Most Valuable Resource - Nancy Sakaduski 

Volunteers are the backbone of many an organization. This practical, hands-on guide, filled with useful tips and everyday examples, will help those responsible for volunteers successfully recruit and manage this invaluable resource.


The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People - Gary Chapman and Paul White 

This book will give you the tools to improve staff morale, create a more positive workplace, and increase employee engagement. How? By teaching you to effectively communicate authentic appreciation and encouragement to employees, co-workers, and leaders. Most relational problems in organizations flow from this question: do people feel appreciated? This book will help you answer “Yes!”


The New Breed: Second Edition: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer - Jonathan and Thomas McKee

Jonathan McKee and Thomas McKee have tapped into their decades of experience with the simple goal of helping you recruit, manage, and lead the new breed of volunteers. They'll guide you to a clearer understanding of what today's volunteers look like, how they want to get involved, and how you can most effectively attract, train, and unleash them within your organization.