FYI: More than 80 percent of the 1,800 nonprofit groups around the country surveyed by the Urban Institute last year said they depend on volunteer labor, but few of them have dedicated resources to managing and smartly utilizing that labor. In a new study funded by the Corporation for National Service and the UPS Foundation, Urban Institute researchers spent 2003 asking nonprofits that filed 990s–or, that have annual revenues greater than $25,000–about their volunteer systems. Three in five had a paid staff person responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers, but only a third of those people had any training in volunteer management and half of them spent less than 30 percent of their time on it. The study is a follow-up to one the UPS Foundation did five years ago, which found that the number one reason people quit volunteering is that they felt the groups they worked with wasted their time. [3/01/04]