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Volunteer Engagement 2.0 : Ideas and Insights Changing the World

By: Rosenthal, Robert J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Somerset : Wiley, 2015Description: 1 online resource (387 p.).ISBN: 9781118931905.Subject(s): Voluntarism -- United States | VoluntarismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Volunteer Engagement 2.0 : Ideas and Insights Changing the WorldDDC classification: 302/.14 LOC classification: HN90.V64 -- .V643 2015ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and insights changing the world -- Contents -- About the Book -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part One: Changing Times -- Chapter 1. Big Shifts That Will Change Volunteerism for the Better -- Today's Consumer Is Tomorrow's Volunteer -- What Can Volunteerism Lose to Win? -- Big Trend: New Insights from Brain Science -- The Compassionate Instinct5 -- Neuroleadership Models6 -- The Power of Peers -- Big Trend: Demographic and Generational Changes -- The Myth of Generational Differences in the Workplace8 -- Differences as We Age -- Why Demographic Shifts Matter
Big Trend: Technological Advances -- Content Creation for All -- Integrated Ecosystems -- Data: Big and Smaller -- Increased Screen Time -- Big Trend: Workplace Shifts -- Focus on Employee Engagement -- Integrated Talent Management -- The Virtual Workforce -- Change for the Better -- Notes -- Chapter 2: A History of Change in Volunteer Engagement -- The Obstacle of Vocabulary -- The Stages of Creating Change -- The Emergence of a Profession -- The Quest for the Next New Thing -- When Volunteers Resist Change -- The Leader of Volunteer Engagement as a Facilitator of Change
Looking into the Crystal Ball -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Debunking the Myths of Volunteer Engagement -- Revealing the Five Myths of Volunteer Engagement -- Debunking the Myths -- Are Volunteers Worth It? -- What Do Volunteers Want? -- What Do Volunteers Do? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Rethinking the Status Quo -- More Than Just a Tagline -- Principles for Reimagining Volunteering and Service -- Principle 1: The Volunteer Ecosystem Is More Effective When All Sectors Participate in Its Evolution -- Principle 2: Make Volunteering a Core Function-Not an Add-On
Principle 3: Focus Volunteer Engagement on True Community Needs -- Principle 4: To Get a Return, You Have to Invest -- Rethinking Your Own Status Quo -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Engaging Millennial and Younger Volunteers -- Going After Younger Volunteers Is a Smart Strategy -- Younger Volunteers Respond to Different Outreach Methods -- The Social Volunteer -- Be Specific -- Use T-Shirts -- Effective College Internship Programs -- Getting Millennials to Care About You -- Key Takeaways -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6: The Great Boomer Volunteer Revolution: Boom or Bust?
Introduction: Two Boomers Ride the Bus -- ``Here Come the Boomers´´-The Anticipated Volunteer Revolution -- The Great Recession Rewrites Retirement Plans-and More? -- Boomer Terms of Engagement -- Seeing the Challenge as an Opportunity: One Organization's Success Story -- Patient Biographers -- Healthy Living Educators -- Interview Committee -- Volunteers Orienting Volunteers -- Leveraging Success and Scaling Up -- The Combination to Unlock Success -- Boom or Bust? -- Notes -- Part Two: Changing Relationships -- Chapter 7. Keeping the Volunteers You Have -- Retention by the Numbers
The Volunteer Experience
Summary: VolunteerMatch taps expert knowledge from today's volunteerism professionals to help nonprofits take a more inventive approach to volunteer engagement Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World shows you many of the innovative approaches to engaging volunteers that are reshaping nonprofits, volunteer programs, and communities around the world - and how you can bring these changes to your own organization. Curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, the Web's most popular volunteer engagement network, these transformative strategies and practices are already bein
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Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and insights changing the world -- Contents -- About the Book -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Part One: Changing Times -- Chapter 1. Big Shifts That Will Change Volunteerism for the Better -- Today's Consumer Is Tomorrow's Volunteer -- What Can Volunteerism Lose to Win? -- Big Trend: New Insights from Brain Science -- The Compassionate Instinct5 -- Neuroleadership Models6 -- The Power of Peers -- Big Trend: Demographic and Generational Changes -- The Myth of Generational Differences in the Workplace8 -- Differences as We Age -- Why Demographic Shifts Matter

Big Trend: Technological Advances -- Content Creation for All -- Integrated Ecosystems -- Data: Big and Smaller -- Increased Screen Time -- Big Trend: Workplace Shifts -- Focus on Employee Engagement -- Integrated Talent Management -- The Virtual Workforce -- Change for the Better -- Notes -- Chapter 2: A History of Change in Volunteer Engagement -- The Obstacle of Vocabulary -- The Stages of Creating Change -- The Emergence of a Profession -- The Quest for the Next New Thing -- When Volunteers Resist Change -- The Leader of Volunteer Engagement as a Facilitator of Change

Looking into the Crystal Ball -- Notes -- Chapter 3: Debunking the Myths of Volunteer Engagement -- Revealing the Five Myths of Volunteer Engagement -- Debunking the Myths -- Are Volunteers Worth It? -- What Do Volunteers Want? -- What Do Volunteers Do? -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 4: Rethinking the Status Quo -- More Than Just a Tagline -- Principles for Reimagining Volunteering and Service -- Principle 1: The Volunteer Ecosystem Is More Effective When All Sectors Participate in Its Evolution -- Principle 2: Make Volunteering a Core Function-Not an Add-On

Principle 3: Focus Volunteer Engagement on True Community Needs -- Principle 4: To Get a Return, You Have to Invest -- Rethinking Your Own Status Quo -- Notes -- Chapter 5: Engaging Millennial and Younger Volunteers -- Going After Younger Volunteers Is a Smart Strategy -- Younger Volunteers Respond to Different Outreach Methods -- The Social Volunteer -- Be Specific -- Use T-Shirts -- Effective College Internship Programs -- Getting Millennials to Care About You -- Key Takeaways -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Chapter 6: The Great Boomer Volunteer Revolution: Boom or Bust?

Introduction: Two Boomers Ride the Bus -- ``Here Come the Boomers´´-The Anticipated Volunteer Revolution -- The Great Recession Rewrites Retirement Plans-and More? -- Boomer Terms of Engagement -- Seeing the Challenge as an Opportunity: One Organization's Success Story -- Patient Biographers -- Healthy Living Educators -- Interview Committee -- Volunteers Orienting Volunteers -- Leveraging Success and Scaling Up -- The Combination to Unlock Success -- Boom or Bust? -- Notes -- Part Two: Changing Relationships -- Chapter 7. Keeping the Volunteers You Have -- Retention by the Numbers

The Volunteer Experience

VolunteerMatch taps expert knowledge from today's volunteerism professionals to help nonprofits take a more inventive approach to volunteer engagement Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World shows you many of the innovative approaches to engaging volunteers that are reshaping nonprofits, volunteer programs, and communities around the world - and how you can bring these changes to your own organization. Curated and edited by VolunteerMatch, the Web's most popular volunteer engagement network, these transformative strategies and practices are already bein

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<p> VolunteerMatch believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. As the Web's most popular volunteer engagement network, the organization has connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact. Visit www.volunteermatch.org for more information.</p> <p> Robert J. Rosenthal is a consultant for social change and sustainable development with more than 15 years of experience helping nonprofits, corporations and social enterprises connect with audiences, design programs, and communicate impact. Until 2014, he headed communications for VolunteerMatch, the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. Robert is an active writer and trainer, and frequently speaks to audiences about fundraising, brand building, public relations, cause marketing, social media and corporate social responsibility. He is on Twitter at @socialgoodR.</p>

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