Essentials for Cultivating Passionate Volunteers and Leaders is now available for sale at amazon.com, www.booksamillion.com and other retailers. If you prefer a Kindle version you can purchase the book at www.amazon.com for $4.99.
Here are what some reviewers had to say about his book:
“Eddie offers practical ideas, inspirational stories and powerful support for finding and retaining volunteers to enrich and enhance your organization’s goals. His ideas and delightful examples spring from his experience and varied learning over many years of cultivating and nurturing volunteers and leaders."
Sylvia Haskvitz, CNVC trainer and assessor, author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit and contributing author of Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves
"Mr. Zacapa provides straight forward, practical ideas for engaging and inspiring employees and volunteers to perform at optimum levels for the good of any organization. His short and very well written book inspired and validated my own principles applied during my own, lengthy career as a CEO of a nationally respected affordable housing developer/operator. Eddie Zacapa understands the importance of finding passion in those we lead and offers excellent tips on how to apply empathy and understanding for the promotion of work excellence."
Rob Pearson, CEO, Santa Barbara Housing Authority
"Reading Eddie’s book brought up so many emotions. I have known Eddie for a few years and I can attest to his commitment, passion, professionalism and compassion. In this book, he shares his own experiences on how to lay down a fertile space for volunteers and dissects the importance to nurture them in a kind and respectful manner. Eddie provides concise examples on how to provide a bounty of opportunities not only for volunteers but for the community they serve. The book is insightful and inspiring."
Peer Counselor, Family Advocate
“No one who works with volunteers should miss reading Essentials for Cultivating Passionate, Inspired Volunteers and Leaders. Eddie speaks from rich experience and a compassionate heart. The "essentials" he provides are spectacular for both their simplicity and depth! The book is remarkable for its brevity and comprehensiveness. It will become a core manual for leading volunteers in our church. In my humble opinion, Eddie is like our Santa Claus (you'll have to read the book for this to make complete sense) because he is giving our leaders the opportunity to serve, grow and contribute to our volunteers.”
Karl Ortis, Pastor, Western Hills Church
"Eddie powerfully lifts up the concepts of 'love thy neighbor' in this book. He illustrates how volunteering time and skills to our communities teaches teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, project planning and other important life skills. Eddie especially captures how human beings can bring out the best in each other through volunteerism. He also reminds us to preserve and treasure our interconnectedness as global citizens."
Ami Pascual Spear, Founding Director, South of Market Foundation, Community Economic Developer practitioner
"This guide will help any organization that is looking for long term volunteers to bulk up their staff with heart."
Gloria Webster, Volunteer
"There are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. The vast majority of those rely on volunteers to be able to live out their mission. Eddie’s book provides a simple, yet effective, framework for recruiting and retaining volunteers. This is a very helpful read for anyone involved in volunteer work in any capacity, whether you lead volunteers or whether you are a volunteer."
Eddie is also working on a book, Reflections on Nonviolence, Inspirations on the Journey Towards living Compassion. Eddie drew his inspiration for this book from the Season for Nonviolence and individuals like Martin Luther King Jr., Ghandi, Marshall Rosenberg and others.
Another project he is working on is a workbook on Living a Violence-Free Lifestyle. Keep checking in because more information will be made available as these books get closer to publication.