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The Funder's Guide to Investing in Volunteer Engagement

August 1, 2017

With UPS Foundation as the premier funder, the original version of this guide was developed in 2004 with contributions from more than 50 grant makers, nonprofit leaders and corporate executives from across the United States.This revised guide provides a platform for funders, corporations, government and other stakeholders to learn more about how and why investing in strategic volunteer engagement will increase the impact of the organizations they support. The guide features:Current research and its implications for volunteer engagementTools and information to assess a nonprofit's organizational capacity for volunteer engagementOptions for supporting volunteerism and volunteer engagement in local communitiesSuccessful models of funder investment in volunteer engagement

Capturing Energy Waste in Ohio: Using Combined Heat and Power to Upgrade Our Electric System

March 8, 2012

Assesses the state's potential for capturing heat generated during electricity production or industrial processes to meet thermal needs, cut fossil fuel use, and reduce emissions. Recommends ways to remove barriers to combined heat and power adoption.

The Colorado Giving Study: Highlights of Contributions by Organized Philanthropy in 2006

January 1, 2008

Compares charitable giving amounts by Colorado grantmakers in 2006 to amounts given in 2004. Looks at top funding priorities and the geographic reach of grants given.