VolunteerMatch and JFFixler Group Release Tool Kit to Help Organizations Engage Older Adults to Lead Volunteer Initiatives

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VolunteerMatch and JFFixler Group Release Tool Kit to Help Organizations Engage Older Adults to Lead Volunteer Initiatives

New "Facilitator's Tool Kit" is a companion to popular guidebook for nonprofits on building capacity through partnering with skilled volunteers.
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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 8:00am

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) August 6, 2010 - VolunteerMatch and JFFixler Group have teamed up to publish an important companion to their groundbreaking guidebook for organizations, Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow. With the new Facilitator's Tool Kit, nonprofits now have a resource to help engage, inspire, and guide older adult volunteers to lead critical volunteer initiatives within the organization.

Two years ago, Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow laid the groundwork for organizational capacity-building through skilled volunteers. Well-received by those interested in harnessing the commitment and skills of older adults at their organization, the book has been cited as a leading text for "New Model" volunteer engagement, which encourages organizations to take innovative approaches to skills-based, high-impact volunteering to support the changing expectations of older volunteers and build organizational capacity at the same time.

Since then, volunteerism has continued to rise - as have the opportunities for organizations to leverage this trend by engaging volunteers as leaders of new initiatives.To help organizations take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, VolunteerMatch has once again partnered with volunteer engagement expert Jill Friedman Fixler to publish a hands-on resource every organizational leader should have. This newly released book, Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Facilitator's Tool Kit, contains everything an organization needs to launch a capacity-building initiative with volunteers leading the effort.

This new Tool Kit features:

  • A detailed timeline with instructions to develop a Boomer Volunteer Engagement pilot in 6-8 months

  • Fiield-tested tools to engage an experienced volunteer to facilitate an organization's Boomer volunteer initiative

  • A complete Facilitator's Guide in 8 Modules with monthly meeting agendas, group exercises, and evaluation tools

Both The Facilitator's Tool Kit (co-authored by Jill Friedman Fixler and Beth Steinhorn) and Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow (also by Jill Friedman Fixler) are published through AuthorHouse in collaboration with VolunteerMatch. Both titles are available for purchase in both print and downloadable PDF formats.

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Robert Rosenthal
Linda Puckett
JFFixler Group
Keywords: Guide | VolunteerMatch | boomer | capacity building | nonprofit | organization | resource | skilled | tools | volunteer

CONTENT: Press Release