Volume XVII, Issue 3, April - July 2017

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Sustaining volunteer engagement is ultimately a balancing act. Volunteer management must utilise resources in the most effective way to address organisational needs while supporting volunteers in meaningful roles that allow them to not only flourish but also have a positive and rewarding... Read more
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Free, live-streaming video platforms like Facebook Live, Twitter’s Periscope, and YouTube Live allow users of smartphones or tablets to live stream something they are viewing in person so that people off-site can view and share in it, too, in real-time – events, speeches, announcements,... Read more
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Foreword Just after graduating from high school, my three best friends and I took a 12,000-mile road trip across the country. I kept a journal to document the deep thoughts that only seem to pass through my head when I have spent days apart from the structure of my everyday life. And, believe... Read more
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"Only by redefining failure will we unleash progress, creativity and resilience." "A progressive attitude to failure turns out to be a cornerstone of success for any institution." We don't know about you, but these quotes from Matthew Syed grabbed our attention. They certainly piqued Rob's... Read more
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Editor’s Note: We love our volunteers—and we want them to know it. Are you looking for ways to show your appreciation? For those who tie recognition events to national-level publicity, National Volunteer Week in various countries is fast approaching. In Canada and the U.S., National Volunteer... Read more
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Teenagers—with their energy, ideas and willingness to contribute—are a rich source of potential volunteers. Teens bring talents and networks to enrich programs that complement their adult counterparts. With increased emphasis in schools on service-learning and senior projects, and a desire for a... Read more
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On the night of July 26, 2012, returning from work to the Brooklyn apartment where he’d lived since 1985, August Scott heard the sound that would change his life: “There was a clap of thunder—BOOM! Then I saw the fire. Everyone had to evacuate.” Scott’s entire apartment building burned to the... Read more
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Stephanie L. Smith and Celatha J. Grove (2017). Bittersweet and Paradoxical: Disaster Response Volunteering with the American Red Cross. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 27(3), 353-369. Wiley has opened this article to the public through 2017: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nml... Read more