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Practical Tools for Busy Executives to Champion Community Involvement
Leading the Way

Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement:
Practical Tools for Busy Executives
Betty B. Stallings
with Susan J. Ellis

Sept 2010, 226 pages, 8 x 10

paperback $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-940576-61-2

e-book $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-940576-62-9


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Energize empowers and inspires leaders of volunteers worldwide. Our specialty is creating and selecting the most relevant, innovative resources in volunteer management. We're advocates for the power of volunteers and for the recognition of the leaders who unleash it.

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Energize, Inc. has published a new book, Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement: Practical Tools for Busy Executives! Written for nonprofit and government agency executives to advance volunteering to a whole new level, authors Betty B. Stallings with Susan J. Ellis focus on those aspects of volunteer engagement in which executive leadership is crucial, including strategic planning, policy formation, staffing, and evaluation.
  • Lay the foundation for achieving great impact with volunteer engagement.
  • Create a culture where volunteers are thought of as partners at all levels of the organization.
  • Make use of the 80+ worksheets to plan and act strategically.
(Note to leaders of volunteer engagement: Use this book to give your CEO concise actions for taking volunteering to a new level!)
FeatureBookAbout the Book
Leading the Way to Successful Volunteer Involvement: Practical Tools for Busy Executives
By Betty B. Stallings with Susan J. Ellis

Senior administrators can hit the ground running with over 80 worksheets, checklists, action steps, real life examples, and other practical how-to tools to:
  • Develop a philosophy statement about volunteers and make it a mantra for everyone in the organization
  • Extend the reach of the organization beyond what could have been done without volunteers
  • Integrate support for volunteers into every unit and department of the organization
  • Create a budget and secure funding for volunteer involvement
  • Write a position description (and pick the right title, salary, and placement) for a director of volunteer involvement
  • Ask legal counsel and risk managers the right questions about volunteers
  • Assess staff training needs for working with volunteers
  • Discover how the right volunteer can help you, the executive!

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Read an Excerpt
"Creating a Statement of Philosophy on Volunteer Engagement"

See a Sample Tool
"Survey: Assessing Staff Commitment to Partner with Volunteers"
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paperback $19.95 USD
e-book $15.00 USD
BookReview A Perfect Companion Book

From the Top DownThe tools in Leading the Way enable readers to implement quickly and effectively the key concepts in the book, From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement, 3rd edition, by Susan J. Ellis.

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