The Future of Volunteer Engagement in 8 Quotes

If you haven’t already noticed, we’re pretty excited about our new book Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights Changing the World.

Volunteer Engagement 2.0 Book CoverWhy? Because the book is all about transformation. Let me explain.

From new technologies changing not only how volunteering is talked about, but how it’s performed, to a new generation with an unprecedented desire to find meaning through social good, one thing is for certain. The world of volunteerism is changing.

At VolunteerMatch, we work with over 100,000 nonprofits. And we want each of these nonprofits to not only keep up with this changing world, but we want them to grow and thrive in it.

Hence Volunteer Engagement 2.0. The book brings together 35 experts in the field of volunteer engagement. Each chapter, written by a different expert, gives both actionable advice and broad discussion about how volunteerism is changing and how you can use this to your volunteer program’s advantage.

Haven’t read the book yet? It’s easy to order your copy today at a 25% off discount. In the meantime, we’ve pulled a few of our favorite quotes from the book:

“History teaches that where there is change, there will be volunteers. Whether reactive to societal trends or proactive in urging solutions to problems, we can safely predict that volunteers will find whole new causes in the years to come.”
Susan Ellis, Chapter 2: A History of Change in Volunteer Engagement

“In study after study, we see that millennials want more out of life than previous generations. Not more money, but more meaning.”
Aria Finger, Chapter 5: Engaging Millennial and Younger Volunteers

“I’ve been fortunate to work with thousands of volunteers over the years in a variety of settings. When I think back on some of the best of the best, those volunteers who truly made a difference, I don’t remember how long they served. What I do remember is what they accomplished.” 
John L. Lipp, Chapter 7: Keeping the Volunteers You Have

“If volunteers weren’t the most important part of social change before the Internet, they most definitely are now.”
Mark Surman, Chapter 9: A New Engagement Model for the Internet Era

“Remember you have something precious to offer a rich and diverse community of pro bono professionals who want to give back: a meaningful and authentic experience!”
Deirdre White & Amanda MacArthur, Chapter 18: How to Get the Right Pro Bono Expertise for the Job

“The better you communicate your impact, the more your organization will become a magnet for all forms of giving.”
Joe Waters, Chapter 19: Volunteering and the Future of Cause Marketing

“From America’s classrooms to its boardrooms, volunteers advance the spirit of service in so many ways. We know we are at our strongest and our best when we serve others.”
Wendy Spencer, Chapter 22: National Service for the Twenty-First Century

“Seize the initiative and invest in yourself. Your future depends on it. And our volunteers, our organizations, and our communities deserve no less.” 
Katherine H. Campbell, Chapter 25: Taking Charge of Your Professional Development

Want more? Order your copy of Volunteer Engagement 2.0 today at 25% off.

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