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Volunteer Management Update
January 2015


The next time you go to www.energizeinc.com, be prepared for change! We are delighted to launch a totally redesigned site - a new look and even more content. As well as giving you easier ways to find information, we used the opportunity to update every area of the site and add many additional links.


Here are the highlights of the 1200+ pages of resources you can find on our site:


A-Z Volunteer Management Library
Collects all resources dealing with how to manage volunteers or understanding the profession and field into one area of the site. 
  • It opens with an index of all topics, but you can also select from four sub-categories: How-to's of Volunteer Management; Volunteers by Types or Settings; About the Subject of Volunteerism; About the Profession of Volunteer Management
  • When you select a specific topic, discover a wealth of resources on that topic:
    • Articles and book excerpts
    • Guides and reports (free)
    • Websites and blogs
    • Print and e-books
    • Tips from colleagues
  • For the first time, the Energize Online Bookstore is integrated with the library, showing books in an easy way, relevant to each subject.
  • Every page gives site visitors the opportunity to recommend resources they don't see on our site...and also to share a practical tip on the subject for their colleagues.
Directory for the Profession
Consolidates everything you need for your personal professional development, education and networking.
  • The calendar of conferences and workshops is now organized by date of all events, no matter where in the world (to foster thinking past geographic boundaries), but we also list them by location in another set of tabs. The calendar includes live online training on a specific date. On-demand webinars, available at the learner's request, now have their own section, as do academic courses and certification programs.
  • The Quotables (Things to Say in Speeches) section is much more user-friendly. For the first time, the long list of quotes - shared by visitors like you! - is categorized by type and you can do a keyword search in that section, too. The "Other Quotables" continue to be separated into Humor, Parables, Poems, Songs, and Stories.
Volunteer Management Jobs and Internships
We continue to offer the free listing service for posting your information about open jobs and internships. All opportunities must be specifically related to the leadership of volunteers or management of volunteer involvement. Submit new opportunities here


  • More ways to search for titles
  • New author bios
  • Printable price list of all the books in the store
  • Easier ways to share your reviews, comments, and suggestions

January 2015 Hot Topic
(While Updating the New Energize, Inc. Web Site)

Updating our Web site gave Susan the chance to assess trends, treasures, and challenges of the Internet resources that have evolved for our field since 1997. Do you agree with her observations?!  Read this month's Hot Topic 


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