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Creating Systems to Engage and Retain Volunteers

Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Monday, November 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Creating Systems to Engage and Retain Volunteers

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Creating Systems to Engage and Retain Volunteers 

Does your organization need additional manpower but you feel hesitant to use start a volunteer program? Do you want to make sure that if you invest time in a volunteer program that it will be worth it? 

Through the use of action learning activities participants will learn how to use new tools and develop compelling opportunities and new strategies to increase the engagement, more fully utilize the skills, and retain the services of volunteers of all ages.


This workshop will be facilitated by Annie Osburn. Annie Osburn serves as the nonprofit services program manager for the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She is responsible for enhancing nonprofit organizations through technical assistance and capacity building. Her areas of expertise include volunteer services, mobilizing youth, and organizational structures and strategic planning for faith based organizations.


Osburn has worked in the nonprofit sector as a department director, operations manager, education director, consultant, writer and speaker. Osburn holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Education degree from the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, Pa.). She is a member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids and the Volunteer Management Association of West Michigan


 ·         In the case that you are unable to attend a workshop or course after registering, please call Sherry at 616-331-9023 or email in advance of the event to be refunded or credited for another event.


Have questions about Creating Systems to Engage and Retain Volunteers? Contact Johnson Center for Philanthropy

When & Where

Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Avenue SW
2nd Floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Monday, November 18, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University.

Like many academic centers, we offer original research and expertise on the latest theories in our field. Yet when we talk about “doing good,” we mean more than theory. The Johnson Center puts research to work, with and for professionals across the country.

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