Management Tools

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NOTE: These are examples from public libraries in California and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

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Background Checks - Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Q&A Background Checks By John Patterson, Senior Program Director, Nonprofit Risk Management Center The Nonprofit Risk Management Center receives many questions concerning the screening of staff and volunteers using criminal history record checks. Criminal history record checks are important risk management tools but must not replace other risk management strategies designed to lessen the opportunity for abuse of vulnerable service recipients. No background check is perfect and the fact that an applicant appears to have a clean record is not predictive of future behavior.
Background Checks Procedure - Huntington Beach
This brief document identifies which volunteer positions require a background check, and outlines the process for doing it.
Basic Volunteer Conduct - San Bernardino County
Basic expectations handout given to volunteers at the San Bernardino County Library.
Best Practice Guidelines for Screening Volunteers: FInding the Right Match
Provides a very clear 10 step process for screening volunteers.
Tags: interview
Best Practices and Recommended Policies for California State Agencies
This comprehensive manual of suggested best practices and recommended policies for California State Agencies was compiled and published by California Volunteers in collaboration with the State Agency Volunteer Coordinator Forum. While compiled for state agency use, this comprehensive volunteer program manual will provide food for thought for any public agency.
Book to Action- Hayward Public Library
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Book to Action- Oceanside Public Library
Learn about Book to Action, an innovative approach to convening a book discussion, author event and service projects that benefits the community.
Branch Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement - San Jose
Job Description used by San Jose Public Library for staff responsible for volunteer engagement in a library branch or unit.
Celebrate Collective Accomplishments, Not Volunteered Time
Despite many obstacles, we tend to plan volunteer recognition events in a bubble of happiness. One day a year the executive director shows up and says glowing things. Everyone applauds while volunteers are praised for logging in hours. Etc., etc. And then the event ends and things go back to normal. What happens during a recognition event is almost always in the total control of the leader of volunteer involvement. So let’s approach it strategically. Set some real goals. . .
Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking the Value of Volunteers
What if the way nonprofits and companies are currently engaging volunteers is all wrong? How can we make sure we’re strategically involving the core value of volunteers to provide maximum impact? This one hour webinar describes the key principles of the Reimagining Service initiative, and provides an overview of research that shows that organizations that strategically leverage volunteers outperform peer organizations on all measures of organizational capacity, AND have greater impact.