Serviceleader.org offers specialized resources for volunteers, leaders and managers of volunteers, and instructors and thought leaders. Serviceleader.org is operated by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Site content is developed by Center faculty, guest authors, and students engaged in the study of volunteerism. Under the direction of Sarah Jane Rehnborg, Ph.D., ServiceLeader.org has been expanded to include useful articles written by leading practitioners and graduate students studying volunteer administration at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2009, Serviceleader.org was extensively revised and updated. The revisions to the site coincided with a new vision for Serviceleader.org as a resource dedicated to a conceptual and strategic understanding of volunteerism. Go to: www.serviceleader.org
Resource of the Week – Take Root: Volunteer Management Guidebook
Hands On Network has developed this guidebook to help volunteer service programs explore the basics of volunteer management. It is meant to be a user-friendly resource for developing volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies and methods of offering projects for diverse audiences. This guide does not prescribe how your programs should be structured; it does, however, provide resources you can adapt to meet your local program needs. The goal of this guidebook is to provide information that will help your program take root, leverage volunteers, and grow. To that end, the guidebook contains action-oriented sections to help you recruit, schedule, retain, and recognize volunteers. In addition, each chapter includes an activities and templates section with tools to assist you in applying the guidebook content to your program. To download a copy of the guide, go to: http://www.handsonnetwork.org/files/resources/GB_TakeRoot_Volunteer_Management_unkn_HON.pdf. You can also access free eLearning courses and other valuable resources in the CNCS Resource Center at http://www.nationalserviceresources.org.
Tech Tip of the Week -- Run PowerPoint 2010 Slide Show in a
Have you ever wanted to be able to run a PowerPoint slideshow in a window? This can be done by adding a button to the Quick Access Toolbar. Here’s how:
· Click the File tab on the Ribbon
· Click the Options button at the bottom
· Click Quick Access Toolbar in the left pane
· Under Choose commands from, select Commands Not in the Ribbon
· Scroll down and select Slide Show in a Window
· Click Add to add this button to the Quick Access Toolbar
· Click OK
To run a slideshow in a window simply click screen icon button on the Quick Access Toolbar.