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From The Top Down: The Executive Role In Volunteer Program Success
A best seller since the first edition was published in 1986, this is the first and only book that addresses the top decision-maker's role in a volunteer program. It clearly illuminates the issues necessary to facilitate volunteer program success, including an overall vision, policy questions, budgeting, staffing, employee/volunteer relations, the role of the board of direc ...more
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A must-read for senior leadership of nonprofits, including board members. Volunteer resources are generally grossly underestimated and often taken for granted (aside from superficial recognition efforts) - this book frames such shortcomings succintly and provides useful strategies to maximize impact.
While not an executive myself, I felt like this book was a great first step into the foray of volunteer management. Gave me some great ideas on "next steps" for my current job and some things to ponder as we move towards strategic visioning and planning.