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The Decision to Volunteer: Why People Give Their Time and How You Can Engage Them

Beth Gazley; Monica Dignam

Verlag: Association Management Press, 2008
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Titel: The Decision to Volunteer: Why People Give ...

Verlag: Association Management Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

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Inhaltsangabe: Volunteers are the lifeblood of associations and membership organizations. They allow these organizations to achieve far more than they could if they relied on paid staff alone, bringing new energy and expertise, providing credibility to educational and certification programs as field experts, actively recruiting new members, and filling essential governance roles. Yet little has been known about these volunteers until now. The Decision to Volunteer presents the most extensive survey data to date to explain who volunteers are and why they do what they do. This book examines the volunteering behaviors of association members, answering questions such as

  • Where do they perform their community volunteering?
  • Where do they perform their professional (association) volunteering?
  • How were they recruited and what do they do?
  • What motivates them to volunteer?
  • If they don t volunteer, why not?
  • What would motivate them to volunteer in the future?
  • In addition to several key findings about volunteers based on data from more than 26,000 respondents, this book presents recommended approaches to getting to know your own volunteers and practical suggestions for applying the information to create mutually satisfying volunteer relationships.

    Über den Autor: Beth Gazley is assistant professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she teaches nonprofit and public management. She has conducted research and published on civic engagement and volunteer management, government-nonprofit relations, interorganizational collaboration, the role of nonprofits in emergency planning, nonprofit management capacity, and other topics related to civil society. She has published articles in several journals. Monica Dignam, vice president of industry and market research at the ASAE and The Center for Association Leadership, has been a professional researcher for more than 30 years. Before coming to the ASAE, she was president of Monalco, Inc., a Milwaukee firm specializing in research for associations. She has also been an active volunteer for the ASAE and a member of several research and other associations.

    ASAE is a membership organization of more than 22,000 association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. ASAE members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. ASAE is the preeminent source of knowledge, learning, community, and advocacy for the field of association management. ASAE s publishing imprint, Association Management Press, reflects the ASAE mission by publishing relevant, reliable content focusing on helping professionals tackle their organizational leadership and management challenges.

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