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Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals 

he Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association is the premier professional membership society for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines. AHVRP provides education, recognition for personal and professional achievements, national networking as well as affiliation and collaboration with the American Hospital Association on public policy and advocacy issues related to healthcare volunteer services and retail operations..

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

The Center offers risk consulting services because we understand nonprofits and risk. We see risk-taking as vital to nonprofit missions, and we are devoted to helping great nonprofits become all they can be. We want to help you develop and improve your capacity to anticipate and manage risk.

Catholic Volunteer Network

Catholic Volunteer Network, established in 1963, is a non-profit membership organization of 215 domestic and international volunteer and lay mission programs.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits works through our network of State Associations, Nonprofit Allies, and State Policy Allies to protect and strengthen the capacity of charitable nonprofits so they can achieve their missions and serve their local communities.

Service Leader

From the basics to best practices, this site is designed to provide high-quality information about how to build better nonprofits. Based on our expertise and investigations in the field of volunteerism, our current research is focused on community engagement, linking what we know about volunteers and volunteer management to our ongoing inquiry on the qualities and operational practices of organizations that truly engage and strengthen their communities.

Idealist Volunteer Management Resource Center

Volunteer management professionals do challenging and rewarding work. Here's a roundup of research, best practices, tools, and ideas in the field.

Energize, Inc.

Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism. If these words are in your vocabulary--community service, membership development, auxiliary, community organizing, service-learning, lay ministry, pro bono work, supporter, friends group, political activist, service club-- they can help. Founded in 1977, Energize has assisted organizations of all types with their volunteer efforts. 

e-Volunteerism: A Journal to Inform and Challenge Leaders of Volunteers

Free and subscription versions available.

Points of Light Foundation

People have always been at the center of change. People today have more power to drive change than ever before. At the same time, society is demanding much more from the world of volunteerism in the 21st century as a rapidly globalizing economy puts increasing pressure on governments, businesses, nonprofits and other institutions to do more with less. To meet that need, volunteer organizations must be able to help people make the greatest impact possible with not only their time, but also their talent, voice and money. As the world’s leading volunteer organization with more than 20 years of history and a bipartisan legacy, Points of Light connects people to their power to create positive change and address the critical needs of our communities.

Volunteer Pro

We are a membership-based learning community where volunteer resource managers -- from all types of organizations -- get access to expert online training and tools that can save them time. What’s more, new members immediately become part of an active network of like-minded professionals who share ideas and support.

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration

The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration advances the profession and practice of volunteer resource management by:

  • Articulating core competencies for the profession of volunteer administration
  • Certifying individuals who demonstrate knowledge and competence in the leadership of volunteers.
  • Advancing standards of ethical practice
  • Promoting professional development and education

CCVA sponsors the CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential, the only international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. Originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA) several decades ago, the program is intended for individuals who lead and direct volunteer engagement in all types of organizations and settings. 

Reports and Statistics

"Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2014"

This site is home to the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states and 51 cities across the country. Data includes volunteer rates and rankings, civic engagement trends, and analysis.