Susan J. Ellis Foundation

Supporting the Volunteer Engagement Profession

Focused on the thoughtful dissemination and exchange of research, history, practices and trends related to the volunteer engagement profession.

What We Do


Professional Journal

We publish e-Volunteerism, a quarterly professional journal for leaders of volunteer engagement around the world. The journal will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in October 2020 and will be relaunched to both celebrate this milestone and ensure it stays relevant for another two decades. Read more about e-Volunteerism

Ellis Archives

We maintain the Ellis Archives on the Professional Leadership of Volunteers, a centralized online repository of materials and information documenting the evolution of the profession of volunteer management/engagement. We anticipate launching parts of the Ellis Archives in Spring 2020. Read more about the Archives

About Susan J. Ellis

Widely recognized for her knowledge, her indefatigable spirit, and her relentless promotion of volunteerism, Susan J. Ellis was one of the early leaders in the professionalization of the volunteer management field. Following her express wishes, the Ellis estate established the Susan J. Ellis Foundation to ensure continued support for the field. Read more about Susan