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Resources and Vendors


Connecting with peers and having the right tools can be vitally important to successfully engaging volunteers. Local, national, or global associations provide resources and communities of practice to inspire and empower you as a leader of volunteers. And when it comes to vendors (whether volunteer management software, background checks, or insurance), a good partner can make your work and the impact that volunteers have much more efficient.

Though not an exhaustive list, the following associations and vendors are worth considering when seeking to connect with peers and streamline your volunteer engagement efforts.



Volunteer Engagement Associations

The Association for Leaders of Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) is the national professional association for leaders in volunteer engagement to provide networking, professional development, mentoring, and advocacy.

Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration is dedicated to advancing excellence in volunteer administration by delivering professional certification and advocating ethical practice.


Find Your Local Association Find your local professional association (as well as many other resources) at Energize.


Volunteer Management Software


Better Impact, Inc.  Volunteer management software that’s comprehensive, easy to use, and backed by an amazing team of professionals ready to help you.


Beth Steinhorn of VQ Volunteer Strategies is a Better Impact Certified Consultant. As an independent contractor (not employed by Better Impact), we are available to help Better  Impact users optimize the technology through a well-thought out strategy, including volunteer role development, recruitment, screening, training of staff and volunteers, and support and recognition.


Get Connected by Galaxy Digital. Trusted by thousands of organizations across the U.S. and Canada, Get Connected makes it simple for your volunteers to find and select the opportunities they’re passionate about.


Golden Volunteer. An award-winning, mobile friendly software that can  help you reach new volunteers and deepen engagement with your  current volunteers.



Volunteer Screening Services

Sterling Volunteers. A fast, cost efficient, and straightforward way for organizations and volunteers to control the screening process.