Hello! This website is a space to explore creative approaches to engaging volunteers and share research that is too juicy, intriguing, or perplexing to keep to myself.

I am Sue Carter Kahl, a writer and researcher who is intrigued by the possibilities (and challenges) of engaging the community as partners in nonprofit and government work. My background includes running a volunteer center, serving as a state commissioner on volunteerism, teaching and facilitating volunteer engagement, designing and conducting research on service, and exploring the shadowy parts of volunteerism that we don’t mention in polite company.

Comments, ideas, brilliant insight, and mediocre musings are all welcome!