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How Ready Is Your Agency for Volunteer Engagement?
Fri, April 21, 2017, 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
Volunteers are a vital resource that requires effective engagement and management to drive significant and sustainable impact for nonprofits. However, organizations are not always fully equipped to make the most of their volunteers. How are you leveraging this invaluable resource to strengthen and build capacity for your organization?
How Ready is Your Agency for Volunteer Engagement? is an interactive 2 1/2 hour training and professional development course for agency leadership and volunteer administrators at all levels. Participants will learn the key components of a quality volunteer program and evaluate the readiness of their organization to successfully engage volunteers. A benchmarking assessment tools will help participants identify their current strengths and opportunities. They will then set priorities and identify next steps appropriate to their specific agency needs.
The course is ideal for anyone responsible for working with volunteers, whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional in need of a refresher in best practices. Program managers, executive directors, agency leadership, and volunteer leaders are encouraged to attend.
Participation in this training will lead to:
- An increased appreciation of the importance of being properly prepared for volunteers
- A better understanding of the key elements of preparation for effective volunteer engagement
- An assessment of the agency's current readiness compared to industry benchmarks
- An agency specific action plan to enhance readiness for effective volunteer engagement
- A more successful engagement process for increased satisfaction from volunteers, staff and clients
Cost is $65 for VolunteerNow members and $90 for nonmembers
Special thanks to Wells Fargo for their support in development of this training.
Are scholarships available for this training?
With generous underwriting by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, professional development scholarships are available to volunteer administrators and other nonprofit staff/ board members to attend any of our trainings. To apply for a scholarship, click here for our on-line scholarship application. Once a scholarship is approved you will be provided with a discount code to use with your registration.