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Vol. XXXIII (No. 1) - March 2018
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Modeling Volunteer Retention in Professional Membership Associations through Targeting Specific Motivations and Satisfying Certain Aspects of Volunteer Experience 
Marina Saitgalina

Despite the abundance of the literature on volunteer motivation, satisfaction, retention, and the logical connection between the three concepts, the idea that certain types of motivation and satisfaction can sustain volunteer retention better than others has not been studied much. Furthermore, nonprofit research literature abounds with studies of charitable 501(c)(3) organizations, when far less is known about other kinds of nonprofits such as 501(c)(6) professional membership associations. 
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Creating, Implementing, and Supporting a State-wide Volunteer Conflict Management System 
Dan Teutebert, Lauren Scanga, Natalie Stott, Brian Brandt, Eric William Larsen, Melissa MCelprang Cummins, Jana S. Ferris
Volunteers are essential in carrying out the mission of Washington State University Extension. Properly managed volunteer conflict in Extension programs can have a positive impact on the organization's image, the ability to achieve programmatic outcomes, recruitment and retention of volunteers, and ultimately fulfilling the mission of the organization. A comprehensive volunteer conflict management system was created and implemented across the 4-H Youth Development program at Washington State University. 
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Befriending with Socially Isolated Immigrant Seniors: An Inquiry into its Contributions and Challenges 
Behnam Behnia
Social isolation is a major risk factor for a host of physical and psychosocial health problems among older adults. The Befriending program is a community intervention used by service agencies to reduce social isolation among older adults. While there are several reports on the positive effect of these programs on the lives of older adults in general, there is no information on its use with the immigrant population. 
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