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Building an Engaged Volunteer Corps

The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Building an Engaged Volunteer Corps

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Regular Registration Ended $80.00 $0.00
Donors Forum Member, United Way Partner, YNPN Member, RRF or Bethany Fund Grantees, Organization with Budget under $1M   more info Ended $64.00 $0.00
Current NPU student or ECC employee   more info Ended $40.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Moderator: Jenné Myers, Senior Director of Mission Partnerships, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Panelists: Kristen Berlacher, Manager, Community Engagement, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Stephanie Chan, Volunteer Programs Manager, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; Laura Eilts, Community Involvement Leader, Deloitte; Enid Johnson, Manager, Safer Foundation

Breakout Speakers: Bridget Altenburg, Executive Director, Chicago Cares; Stacey Boeke, Senior Program Manager, Taproot Foundation; Amy Chan, Director, University Community Service Center, The University of Chicago; Lisa Morrison Butler, Executive Director, City Year; Howard Rosing, Ph.D., Executive Director, Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning, DePaul University


Join us for a dynamic session that will explore the critical topics, trends, and best practices in the world of volunteer engagement. The training will start with a panel of nonprofit and corporate volunteer managers. Moderated by Jenné Myers, the former Chief Service Office for the City of Chicago, this session will focus on the recipe for developing a truly engaged volunteer force. Following the panel, attendees will participate in breakout sessions that focus on current volunteer management trends and strategies such as service learning, done-in-a-day projects, and skilled-based volunteering.

Speaker Bio

Jenné Myers is the Senior Director of Mission Partnerships with the YMCA of Metro Chicago.  In her role she will convene program operators, philanthropic partners and communities to help change the odds for critically underserved and at-risk children and their families in the Y of Metro Chicago’s service area. 

Myers was appointed in 2010 by then mayor,  Richard M. Daley to lead Chicago’s participation in Cities of Service, a national civic initiative.  As the first-ever Chief Service Officer for Chicago, she developed and implemented a citywide plan for increasing volunteerism and utilizing volunteers to address some of the city’s greatest needs. The service plan and campaign she developed, is One Good Deed Chicago. Her term as Chief Service Officer straddled the unprecedented Mayoral transition and she had the honor to work under both the Daley Rahm Emanuel administrations.

Prior to her work with Cities of Service, Jenné served for four years as the Executive Director of Working in the Schools (WITS), a Chicago nonprofit that engages over 1,200 volunteers to promote the love of reading through one-on-one tutoring and mentoring for more than 2,000 Chicago Public Schools elementary students every year.  Before her work at WITS, Jenne was Assistant to the Chair of the Chicago Cultural Center Foundation and served as a member of the advance staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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When & Where

North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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