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Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today; Thrive Tomorrow

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Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow is everything nonprofits need to engage skilled Boomer volunteers. This innovative book provides a step-by-step guide for engaging Boomers as volunteers to build organizational capacity.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Understanding the World of Boomers

Chapter 2: Structuring for Innovation: Process & Assessment

Chapter 3: Mapping the Initiative: Work Plan

Chapter 4: Creating the Opportunity: Position Descriptions

Chapter 5: Developing Connections: Networking & Cultivation

Chapter 6: Capitalizing on Boomer Resources: Motivational Analysis

Chapter 7: Creating the Collaboration: Interviewing & Finding the Fit

Chapter 8: Nurturing the Relationship: Support

Chapter 9: Sustaining the Collaboration: Ongoing Engagement

Boomer Volunteer Engagement

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Volunteer Match
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Praise for the Book

“The Boomers are challenging all of us to rethink what it means to volunteer. If you are ready to stop managing your volunteers and start engaging them—this is the book for you!”

Greg Baldwin, President


“One of America’s great challenges is that we view the oncoming aging of our population with fear. This book refreshingly offers an alternative frame: that our society will benefit from more of our people having more experience, wisdom, and capacity to share, and that we’ll be able to tackle some of our social challenges as never before.”

David Eisner, Chief Executive Officer
Corporation for National and Community Service


“Those who adopt the principles in this book will help create a new model for the second half of life, but more important, they will reap the benefits of Boomer energy, experience, and talent to meet their missions. They will reach more children, build more affordable homes, treat more sick people, and engage more allies to support their work. They will be better positioned to succeed.”

Marc Freedman
Founder and CEO of Civic Ventures and Co-founder of The Purpose Prize and Experience Corps


Boomer Volunteer Engagement effectively challenges the framework, vocabulary, and focus of volunteer management as it has developed during the last four decades and opens doors to a new paradigm based on the realities of the 21st century.”

Katherine H. Campbell, CVA, Executive Director
Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration


“The world of volunteering is changing and those working with volunteers must change with it. This guidebook provides an excellent roadmap for leaders and organizations to follow in transforming the Age Boom into the Resource Boom.”

Tom Endres, Vice President, Civic Engagement
National Council on Aging


“Tapping into the experience, passion, and skills of Boomers will revolutionize the civic sector. This book is a framework and guide to unleashing that power.”

Michelle Nunn, President & CEO
Points of Light & Hands On Network


“We have used these materials in our organization and they were highly effective in cultivating collaborative partnerships with Baby Boomer volunteers and the generations that follow.”

LaVerne Campbell, National Director, Volunteer Services
Diane Stobnicke, Director, Northern Colorado Services
Volunteers of America

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