Move your engagement of volunteers up a notch – by engaging leader and skilled volunteers to save money, make money and get the job done. Tap more volunteers in such areas as finance, IT, marketing, graphic & web design, events planning and many other areas. See how, with the right level of support and vetting, volunteers can take on key leadership roles - even serving as part-time program managers. Discover what motivates the new breed of volunteer to give their time and money. Findings from a recent Volunteer Engagement Stars report showcases nonprofits that leverage stakeholders in new and innovative ways. Learning about the spectrum of volunteer engagement framework and how volunteers make sense in a weak economy. Delve into better understanding nonprofit culture around volunteering. Understand why nonprofit staff is resistant - especially to engaging leader volunteers. Hear about success stories from local nonprofits - where volunteers bring an impressive return on investment. Learn how to convert today’s volunteer into tomorrow’s donor and major fan. Learn how to shift from volunteer management model to volunteer engagement model to better utilize capacity building volunteers. Take away the eight key volunteer engagement strategies for success.
SKILL LEVELS: Intermediate-Advanced
Presenter Reed Dewey is Principal of Volunteer Frontier, a consultancy helping nonprofits and government strategically engage volunteers for maximum impact. He has presented and trained at numerous venues in the Washington, DC region. Reed served as Director of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center in Maryland until 2010. Prior to this post, Reed worked at the Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network for many years where he provided technical assistance to volunteer centers, corporate volunteer Councils and Fortune 500 companies on volunteer engagement strategies. At Rebuilding Together’s national office, Reed was Director of Affiliate Management where he advised 240 affiliates across the U.S. on all aspects of nonprofit management. With AARP’s national office, Reed managed numerous AARP programs and services focusing on all aspects of volunteer management and helped produce AARP’s Volunteer Learning Series – a volunteer management training program for AARP’s 250,000 volunteers.