System’s Thinking and Volunteer Management (Book)

Volunteer Management

Developing a volunteer management ecosystem requires a systems thinking approach. The benefits of taking a systems approach are twofold: A system’s thinking approach supports the leadership team to harness the opportunities inherent in the larger interconnected systems of stakeholders, values, and interests.  Book is NOW available on Amazon! $11.97

A systems approach also accounts for the risks and barriers that exist in approach implemented in isolation. Developing such complex frameworks without accounting for stakeholder, resource, and system constraints will usually lead to a framework that is unsustainable.

A System's Thinking Approach to Volunteer Management (Book)

A System’s Thinking Approach to Volunteer Management provides:

Templates, Models, Flow charts, Articles, and Activities with questions for your organization and group to explore the benefits and challenges of managing a volunteer ecosystem. After completing this workbook your organization will have a much stronger appraisal of the processes, systems, and structures needed to support a volunteer workforce.


  • Section One: Volunteer Mgt & Meaning in History
    Group Exercise #1
    Volunteer Mgt & System’s Thinking
    Group Exercise #2
    Section Two: Building a Volunteer Management Framework
    Group Exercise #3
    Group Exercise #4
    Group Exercise #5
    Group Exercise #6
    Group Exercise #7
    Group Exercise #8
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    Group Exercise #11>
    The Mission Statement as a Business Hypothesis  A System's Thinking Approach to Volunteer Management (Book)
    Group Exercise #12
    Group Exercise #13
    Group Exercise #14
    Group Exercise #15
    The Volunteer Management Value Chain
    Group Exercise #16
    Section Three: Volunteer Personas: Strengths & Weaknesses
    Group Exercise #17
    Core Competencies for recruitment Innovation
    Leadership & Employee Engagement Competencies
    Volunteer Management Framework Development – Gantt Chart

    Group Exercise #18
    Section Four: Volunteer Management Framework Business Scorecard
    Group Exercise #19
    Volunteer Management Planning Canvas
    Group Exercise #20
    A System’s Thinking Model of Leadership Innovation
    Innovation as a Solution to Misalignment
    Innovation as a Nonprofit Challenge
    Building a Nonprofit Organization
    Corporate Citizenship
    Ethical & Learning Organizations: Innovation in History
    Workplace Diversity as a Competitive Advantage
    An Epi-Genetic Model of Emotional Intelligences

    Disruption and Nonprofit Business Architecture
    Best Practices for Nonprofit Marketing
    Performance Management Framework: Opportunities for Innovation
    Concluding Remarks

    A System's Thinking Approach to Volunteer Management (Book)

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Travis Barker, MPA GCPM

Innovate Vancouver

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