From the new Spark whitepaper, The Mission Driven Volunteer, written with Peggy Hoffman:
A number of research studies and innovative volunteer-supported projects…provide us with a new working definition for volunteerism: giving one’s time and talent to drive mission. This new definition draws on two intrinsic motivations to volunteer, with the focus on the outcomes of volunteering and the functions needed to drive those outcomes. This turns the image of volunteering, which traditionally starts with a Board and trickles down or begins with the job title and then the description, upside down.
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