Effective management of volunteers is at the core of a successful fundraising campaign. Volunteers represent a critical element for a variety of reasons. No one can tell the organization’s story better than a volunteer. They are often someone who has benefited from the organization. They can speak first-hand about the need filled by the group. They are seen as less biased than a staff member or consultant; they are not there as part of their job but out of a love of the organization. Last but not least, they can demonstrate visible leadership through a generous pledge on their own part. The volunteer is the star in our constellation of campaign workers.