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 Engage: The global voice of leaders of volunteer engagement, a professional journal with an active, social community where the collective voice of leaders from around the world can come together to learn, share experiences, and engage in conversation. Read more about Engage

Ellis Archive

We maintain the Ellis Archive on the Professional Leadership of Volunteers, a centralized online repository of materials and information documenting the evolution of the profession of volunteer management/engagement. Read more about the Archive

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