$20 – $55

Life Cycle of Volunteer Engagement Webinar Series

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Discover tools and resources to effectively engage volunteers using the volunteer management life cycle.

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For a busy nonprofit professional, effectively managing volunteers can seem daunting – even challenging – but with a little time and intention, you can go from being solely reactive to highly effective at engaging volunteers. This series of sessions will guide you through the critical components of setting a volunteer program up for success and provide resources for future development.

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of volunteer managers with less than two years of experience in the field or those looking to refresh their understanding of the basics. Participants will have an opportunity to explore the life cycle of effective volunteer management broken into three separate online sessions. Attend one session for a mini boost to your volunteer program, or all three for maximum impact.

Session 1 | Volunteer Management Strategy | Tuesday Aug.4 | 9am - noon

Effective volunteer engagement begins with a strong volunteer management strategy. In this first session, we will explore the importance of aligning your volunteer strategy with the mission of your organization and creating a volunteer engagement philosophy statement. We encourage your organization’s leadership to participate in this session with the volunteer manager/coordinators.

• Establish why your organization engages volunteers

• Develop a volunteer engagement philosophy statement

Session 2 | Effective Volunteer Recruitment | Tuesday Aug. 11 | 9am - noon

We build on the first session by discussing developing volunteer position descriptions, how to recruit for opportunities through effective targeting marketing, and ways to engage volunteers virtually.

• Developing great volunteer position descriptions

• Recruiting fantastic volunteers

• Ideas for engaging volunteers virtually

• Strategic volunteer matching

Session 3 | Volunteer Engagement | Tuesday Aug. 18 | 9am - noon

With a solid foundation in place, we will dive into supervising for success, recognition approaches that don’t require a huge budget, and evaluating your volunteer program.

• Volunteer orientation and training

• Building your supervisory skills

• Recognizing your volunteers

• Evaluation techniques

About the presenter

Stephanie Heffner is passionate about finding creative solutions to engaging the community in meaningful and impactful ways that address an organization’s needs. Stephanie understands many of the challenges organizations face in managing volunteers from both the perspective of the staff and the volunteers themselves. She has managed large volunteer programs across multiple sights, created volunteer engagement programs for small community-based organizations, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and many volunteer management steps in-between. Stephanie currently manages 501 Commons’ VIP Management Corps program.

Presented by 501 Commons

This workshop is delivered in partnership with Serve Washington and offered at a discounted price thanks to generous support from the Volunteer Generation Fund.

501 Commons provides expertise to nonprofits through 30+ services, including a full range of management and technology consulting, HR, accounting, and board training. 501 Commons began as the Executive Service Corps, an organization rooted deeply in the power of volunteers to make a difference in their communities. 501 Commons has managed many volunteer initiatives over the past decade. It brings deep knowledge and experience about volunteer management to this workshop.

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