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  • IAVE to Meet in Amsterdam
  • College Programs on Nonprofit and Volunteer Management
  • Volunteer Management Certification Program Wins Another Award
  • e-Volunteerism - - The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community
  • Small Nonprofits Can Get Free Help with Donor Lists

IAVE to Meet in Amsterdam

The International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) is slated to hold its 16th World Volunteer Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, January 14-18, 2001. 1500 participants from around the globe are expected to attend. This will be one of the first events to kick off the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer. Topics for the conference include:

There will be workshops, plenary sessions, key-note speakers, a reception at the Amsterdam Town Hall, and local committees hosting delegation meetings. The mayor of Amsterdam will unveil a Tapestry of 100,000 photos of volunteers from all continents. The Tapestry will visit each continent following the conference. For more information visit our Events page.

College Programs on Nonprofit and Volunteer Management


Close to 200 colleges and universities offer academic programs on nonprofit and volunteer sector management. They are usually master's degree programs, but not always. American Humanics sponsors undergraduate programs, as well. If you are looking to push out the professional development window, consider taking a course at one of these colleges. A full list resides at http://pirate.shu.edu/~mirabero. Thank Roseanne Mirabella, of Seton Hall University for keeping up with this list.

Volunteer Management Certification Program Wins Another Award

The Washington State University Volunteer Management Certificate Program has won the 2000 Western Region NAE 4-H Educational Technology-Adult Award. The official presentation will be made during the 4-H Annual Conference in November. This is the second award for this outstanding online, noncredit educational program. For more information visit their Web site at Volunteer Manager Online Certification Program.

The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community

Susan Ellis and Steve McCurley are launching an online journal beginning October 1, 2000. It is designed to combine the best of a printed professional journal with the full potential of Internet technology. The new publication is aimed at volunteer leaders/managers who want to challenge themselves to go beyond the ordinary in the volunteerism field. Each issue will be interactive, inviting comments and contributions from subscribers. The journal will appear quarterly and include:

The publishers are offering a "Leap of Faith" subscription rate of $25. After the first issue, the price goes to $40 per year. These are US prices. To subscribe go to http://www.e-volunteerism.com/subscribe.html. For more information direct questions to info@energizeinc.com.

Small Nonprofits Can Get Free Help with Donor Lists

The Indianapolis software company e-Tapestry is offering its Web-based fund-raising software to charities with fewer than 1000 donor records. The service allows charities to maintain information about their donors and volunteers, send them e-mail, generate letters, process gifts and pledges. They can also integrate this site with their own Web site.
This offer to small charities includes back up of records, technical support, and system maintenance. The service is only free for the organization's first user, however, and there is a $20 charge per month for any additional users.
The service for larger organizations starts at $99 per month for groups with more than 1000 donors. For more information go to http://www.etapestry.com.

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