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ERIC Number: EJ1165783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
Moving toward a Collective Impact Effort: The Volunteer Program Assessment
Trent, Sheridan; Prange, Kelly; Allen, Joseph A.
Metropolitan Universities, v28 n4 p65-80 Nov 2017
Volunteers are essential to the operation of many nonprofits, but some experience challenges in retaining their volunteer workforce. The Volunteer Program Assessment (VPA) seeks to address this issue by helping organizations to identify strengths, growth areas, and recommendations for improving volunteer experiences. To maximize the effectiveness of VPA's mission, the organization is moving toward a collective impact (CI) approach. Although not developed as a CI effort, the program currently exemplifies many of its characteristics, which have been instrumental in expanding reach to more organizations. We examine VPA's alignment with collective impact and outline how VPA will continue to improve efforts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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