The National Docent Symposium

The National Docent Symposium, held every other year, provides opportunities for learning and fun. the symposium includes:

  • Lectures by renowned speakers in museum education
  • Informal networking among docents
  • Workshops and presentations by fellow docents
  • Special tours of local museums and other sites of interest
  • Special tours of local museums and other sites of interest
  • The Symposium is an exciting synergistic experience at which volunteers share their enthusiasm for their work with the public.

American Alliance of Museums
AAM’s mission is to enhance the value of museums to their communities through leadership, advocacy, and service.

American Association of Museum Volunteers
AAMV is America’s only national association dedicated to paid and unpaid museum staff who work together.

The American Association for Museum Volunteers represents the over 400,000 volunteers in all categories of museums.

Robert’s Rules of Order Revised
Henry Martyn Robert was an engineering officer in the regular Army. Without warning he was asked to preside over a church meeting and realized that he did not know how. He tried anyway and his embarrassment was supreme. This event, which may seem familiar to many readers, left him determined never to attend another meeting until he knew something of parliamentary law. Ultimately, he discovered and studied the few books then available on the subject. From time to time, due to his military duties, he was transferred to various parts of the United States where he found virtual parliamentary anarchy since each member from a different part of the country had differing ideas of correct procedure. To bring order out of chaos he decided to writeRobert’s Rules of Order as it came to be called.

National Council of Nonprofit Associations
The National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA) is the network of state and regional nonprofit associations serving over 22,000 members in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

National Association of Parliamentarians
The National Association of Parliamentarians, founded in 1930, is the largest non-profit organization of professional parliamentarians in the world. Headquartered in Independence, Missouri, the association helps organizations of all sizes conduct business efficiently through education and advocacy of effective meeting procedures and the accreditation of meeting professionals.

A career in the non-profit sector can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be difficult without the support of others with a similar vision. From getting started to finding ongoing sources of funding, building a successful nonprofit organization takes a lot of work. Make it easier on yourself by tapping into the many resources offered by the trustworthy groups profiled in this guide.

Art Cyclopedia
Is the guide to great art on the Internet

Energize, Inc. is an international training, consulting and publishing firm specializing in volunteerism.

TechSoup [Non-Profit Internet Advisory Site]
The TechSoup site is divided into 5 main content areas: How-to, Community Discussions, Products, Service Directory, and News and Views. Within each content area, you can drill down to find more information by using the links in the left navigational area of the Web page. These links are placed against a white background, so you can find them easily. You can also jump from one content area to another by using the tabs at the very top of the pages.

One Hundred Social Work Books takes user data, our experts’ experience, and information from all corners of the Internet and puts it into a blender so it’s easy to digest.

Not only a resource for finding new volunteers there are many useful links for non profits volunteer leaders committed to making a positive impact in the communities where they work and live.