Energize, Inc. is a place to learn and exchange knowledge about volunteers and volunteerism. Energize founder and President Susan Ellis has nearly forty years of professional experience, has authored or co-authored more than ten books, and is often quoted in other volunteer resources. Energize offers consulting services, e-newsletters, and a blog, library, and online training program. The website provides links to numerous resources, products and services, and learning opportunities. While the specific topics covered are too many to name, a few are risk management; establishing a foundation, culture, and strategy for a volunteer program; and volunteer and volunteer program assessment and evaluation. The site includes articles of interest for Jewish and Muslim readers. Many resource categories encourage readers to contribute information, ideas, and experiences. Energize is a secular organization, though appropriate for the experienced and inexperienced volunteer manager from any faith tradition. Subscriptions are required to access some resources.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover