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What We Should Know About the Voluntary Sector but Don't 
Much is known about volunteering and donating behaviour, but there are major gaps in our knowledge of voluntary sector organizations. There is long-standing uncertainty about the accuracy of data on charities and even if the available data are validated, they fall short of enabling an analysis of charities’ efficiency and effectiveness. This research was originally published in 2001 by Erwin Dreessen, a manager from Industry Canada Visit site
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Summer scholarship for philanthropy and voluntary service  
Scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2006 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, a nonprofit internship and academic program for undergraduate students, at the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., US. This dynamic program is intended for students who are involved in volunteer activities and are excited about exploring professional opportunities in the non-profit sector. Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2006.  Visit site
More about: United States
Voluntary Action 
The journal of the Institute for Volunteering Research contains discourses and studies on volunteerism within the context of education and employment, government and public policy, management and professionalization.  Visit site
Giving and Volunteering 
Developed by Imagine Canada in partnership with Volunteer Canada, this website is designed to make available the statistics and resources developed from the 1997 and 2000 National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP).   Visit site
More about: Canada

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