A corporate member asked for resources for companies looking to effectively engage their manufacturing and hourly workforce in their employee volunteer program.
Volunteer-based organizations have to keep track of a lot of data—contact info, schedules, time sheets, job sites—and the right software can help, freeing time for managing volunteers. This report from Idealware provides information on a number of potential solutions.
Compiled responses from a May 31, 2011 listserve query regarding funder networks operating in cities or small regions.
Independent Sector's annually updated study reveals the current estimated value of a volunteer hour. According to the Financial Accounting Standards Board the value of volunteer services can also be used on financial statements - including statements used for internal and external purposes, grant proposals, and annual reports - if a volunteer is contributing a specialized skill to a nonprofit.