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Nonprofit Volunteer Handbooks - How To Put Them Together
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Learn more about volunteer handbooks, identify gaps in your program, see an increase in donations and have your staff freed up to do their jobs.

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Marilyn L. Donnellan, MS, is a consultant, trainer, facilitator, coach, and the author of more than 60 books, guides, toolkits, and training videos in use in more than a dozen countries, geared to nonprofits and non-governmental organizations. She has more than 35 years’ experience building the capacity and sustainability of all types and sizes of organizations. Her simplified strategic planning process was the winner of an innovation award by SEToolbelt.

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Fundraising groups
  • Volunteer development boards

What you’ll learn: 

  • Develop great volunteer handbooks
  • Identify gaps in your program
  • Gain new perspectives from experiences volunteers


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course

Volunteer handbooks are one of the most underused tools in the nonprofit sector.  But, if they are developed correctly, you will:

  • Be able to identify gaps in your volunteer development program
  • To crystalize the roles of volunteers in your nonprofit
  • Be able to increase the number of high-capacity volunteers
  • See an increase in donations, since committed volunteers give more
  • See staff freed up to do their jobs
  • Gain new perspectives from experienced volunteers

This one-hour video will show you the easy steps for developing a great volunteer handbook, including examples of what to include.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned to develop great volunteer handbooks.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Objectives
Introduction 00:00:00
Developing A Handbook 00:00:00
Objectives 00:00:00
Attitude 00:00:00
Support 00:00:00
Authority 00:00:00
Policies And Procedures 00:00:00
Section 2 - Putting Together A Handbook
12 Key Questions 00:00:00
Step 1 – Table Of Contents 00:00:00
Step 2 – Develop The Specifics 00:00:00
Step 3 – Add Tools 00:00:00
Step 4 – Add Calendars And Agendas 00:00:00
Step 5 – Simplified Parliamentary Procedure 00:00:00
Step 6 – Recognition Strategies 00:00:00
Step 7 – Supervision, Performance Review And Dismissal Policies And Procedures 00:00:00
Step 8 – Legal Issues 00:00:00
Step 9 – Directories 00:00:00
Step 10 – Volunteer Timesheets 00:00:00
Step 11 – Finalizing The Handbook 00:00:00
Motivation To Read And Use The Handbook 00:00:00
Summary 00:00:00

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  1. Anonymous
    DAVID VELÁSQUEZ June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM



    THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING HOW TO CREATE a Nonprofit Volunteer Handbooks!