Power Contributes to the Volunteer Management Handbook

Elizabeth Power, M. Ed. contributed "Organizational and Programmatic Benefits from Adversity" to the second edition of The Volunteer Management Handbook
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Jan. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- January 9, 2012
Elizabeth Power M. Ed @ 615-714-6389 or epower@epowerandassociates.com

Power Contributes to The Volunteer Management Handbook

Nashville, TN – Elizabeth Power, M. Ed. contributed “Organizational and Programmatic Benefits from Adversity” to the second edition of The Volunteer Management Handbook edited by Tracy D. Connors and published by John Wiley & Sons. In this groundbreaking work, Power focuses on understanding how adversity and trauma influence the founding, development, and operation of nonprofits.

Incorporating current knowledge about the impact of adverse and traumatic events on policies, programming, service delivery and staff, trauma-responsive systems are likely to create better outcomes, increased staff health, higher morale, and improved delivered services.  Power and Connors recognize the prevalence of trauma and adverse experiences and their impact on how people think, feel, and act. Organizations that incorporate this knowledge are positioned to optimize human capital, which is especially critical in the nonprofit arena.

“In an era where volunteers are critical to nonprofit success, Connors has again gathered the most current data from experts and then provided the tools to help nonprofit managers do their best with this key resource. Well organized and well sourced, this book should be part of any nonprofit leader's toolkit,” states Peter Brinckerhoff, author of Mission-Based Management.

“People are central to creating change and addressing challenges in our communities. By finding new ways to collaborate, share best practices, and develop effective volunteer service opportunities, we will create real solutions. The Volunteer Management Handbook, Second Edition is an invaluable tool for the service sector,” says Michelle Nunn, CEO, Points of Light Institute.

“This handbook is a uniquely useful resource for all managers and administrators of volunteer programs. Its chapters provide thoughtful but practical 'how to' advice for all key elements of operating a volunteer program. Chapter authors are outstanding leaders in the field. I strongly recommend this book to anyone concerned with starting, running, or improving a volunteer program,” says David Horton Smith, PhD, Harvard University.

Elizabeth Power, M. Ed. is CEO of EPower and Associates, a Sidran authorized provider, and her firm specializes in helping organizations make and manage change through learning and doing. She recently taught at the University of Juarez for the Pan American Health Organization on responding to post-traumatic stress. She is the author of  “How to Get Happier…and why you should try to!” and has provided training development and delivery services for Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network and Blue Cross.

At some time everyone will deal with an overwhelming and traumatic experience. Power’s innovative trauma-responsive systems concept helps reduce the time, impact, and cost of healing in multiple contexts from faith and human resources to healthcare. For more information about Elizabeth Power, M.Ed., EPower & Associates or trauma-informed care, visit TraumaInformedCare.com.

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