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Resources on this page include:

  • Pre-recorded online learning modules (ranging in length from 10-30 minutes)
  • Handbooks on a variety of topics
  • Extra materials to make your grassroots group even better

The four categories are Grassroots Governance, Work-Life Balance, Volunteer Management Basics and Expansion & Growth

Access is exclusive to Community Group Subscribers. You must have Adobe Flash enabled to view online training modules.


Grassroots Governance

Defining your Organization

Introduction to Policies & Procedures

Governance Structures

Building Legitimacy

Defining your Organization - Extra Materials

Building Legitimacy - Extra Materials


Work-Life Balance


Succession Planning

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Volunteering with Friends & Family

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Preventing and Managing Burnout

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Shaping a Cohesive Team Handbook

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Shaping a Cohesive Team - Extra Materials


Managing Burnout Handbook

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Managing Burnout - Extra Materials



Volunteer Management Basics


Managing Volunteer Issues

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Volunteer Communications & Feedback

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Volunteer Retention

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Recruiting & Screening Volunteers

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Building your Volunteer Program Handbook

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Building your Volunteer Program - Extra Materials


Recruiting Volunteers Handbook

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Recruiting Volunteers - Extra Materials



Expansion & Growth


Visioning Day Basics

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The Logistics of Getting Together

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Management & Efficiency Tools

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Grassroots Online Communications (Part 1)

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Grassroots Online Communications (Part 2)

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Media Tips for Grassroots Groups

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 Outreach Content Creation

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Planning and Managing Grassroots Growth Handbook

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Planning and Managing Grassroots Growth - Extra Materials


Building a Following Online and Offline Handbook

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Building a Following Online and Offline - Extra Materials


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