Volume XII, Issue 1, October 2011

Personal Views on Credentialing
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What does the field think about credentialing? In this Keyboard Roundtable, volunteer management colleagues from the UK, USA, New Zealand and Australia provide their personal and widely different perspectives on the value of a professional credential. One expert thinks credentialing can be a good... Read more
By an International Panel of Contributors
Join e-Volunteerism for a unique around-the-world tour of what’s going on today in credentialing of volunteer management practitioners. In this article, knowledgeable colleagues from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand, North America, Scotland and the United States describe how... Read more
When Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D., wrote her doctoral dissertation at the University of Pittsburgh, she not only fulfilled an academic requirement but also helped document the basis of the new “Certified in Volunteer Administration” (CVA) competency-based credential for the Association of Volunteer... Read more
Between them, Steve McCurley and Susan J. Ellis have about 70 years of experience in teaching volunteer management, providing training for far more than 500,000 managers of volunteer programs. In this Points of View, these well-known trainers and authors nonetheless acknowledge that they have... Read more
In keeping with the theme of this issue, author Steve McCurley presents an Along the Web about accreditation and credentialing of volunteer program managers. McCurley provides a diverse range of resources – including articles by individuals with personal perspectives on the subject; web sites of... Read more
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What do stakeholders from around the world have to say about credentialing? As it turns out, plenty.  In this Voices feature, e-Volunteerism presents a compilation of short, personal views from stakeholders in various fields - a diverse set of voices speaking out on everything from credentialing's... Read more
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This quarter’s Research to Practice approaches the issue of credentialing in volunteer management by looking at one possible framework for evaluating the effects of credentialing or not credentialing. For this review, writer Laurie Mook turns to David Suárez, Ph.D., a well-known researcher in... Read more

Introduction: A Theme Issue on Credentialing 

Susan J. Ellis, Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to this special issue of e-Volunteerism, devoted entirely to the theme of credentialing in volunteer management. We are excited to offer this comprehensive range of articles. To our knowledge, no other forum has collected so many dimensions of this subject in a single place, with perspectives from different countries presented side by side.    Read more

Training Design from last issue...

The Future of Volunteer Management: Wrestling with our Demons

By Katherine H. Campbell
This session was developed for the Summit on Advanced Volunteer Engagement (SAVE) at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, held in June 2011 in New Orleans. Consistent with the SAVE goal of providing challenging and valuable learning for practitioners with at least three years of experience in the field... Read more