NVLC Resource Library
Welcome to the NVLC Resource Library! Click on the different sections below for further information on each topic.
Volunteer Program Management and Structure
Here you will find best practices about how to create and manage your volunteer program within your organization.
For decades the nonprofit sector has struggled to set universal benchmarking standards for volunteer programs, but recently the conversation has been heating up! Here you will find the latest discussion and reports on best practices in volunteer management.
Resourcing and Assessing your Volunteer Program
We know that volunteers don't come for free, so how do you assess the cost benefits and resourcing of your volunteer program? Here you will find information about the benefits, costs, and resourcing of volunteer programs.
The Business Case for Volunteer Programs
Volunteer programs not only support nonprofits with labor, but also impact nonprofits' bottom line. The research below will help you find out the facts about the financial value of volunteer time, the correlations between volunteers and giving, the relationship between strong volunteer programs and nonprofit effectiveness, and the methods of accessing volunteers' financial and community resources.
Trends in Volunteerism
See the latest reports on statistical and social trends in volunteerism in America.
As technology, database systems and social networking advance, nonprofits are presented with new methods for recruiting and tracking volunteers. Here you will find resources on the latest in technology and volunteerism.
Are there other materials or topics you would like to see represented here? Please contact Jill Blackburn with your suggestions.