Volunteers can help nonprofits grow – and keep costs low – but working with them requires great skill. Join us to learn eight proven ways to engage volunteers and examine in depth four ways nonprofits have put those techniques to work. You'll learn from real-world stories of organizations of varying sizes with different types of volunteers.
Jacqueline Altreuter, who directs volunteer services at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, will share a case study from her organization that demonstrates how careful screening, recruitment, and training helped the museum welcome more visitors and retain volunteers by giving them opportunities to grow and to lead other volunteers.
And you'll hear from Beth Steinhorn, president of a consulting firm that specializes in helping nonprofits better engage volunteers, who will explain how to better define volunteer roles to meet both the needs of your organization and your volunteers. She'll share a needs assessment tool you can use to evaluate and prioritize the areas where you most need volunteers. Ms. Steinhorn also will offer insights into how to measure the value of volunteers and communicate their impact to decision makers and supporters.
Our experts will also offer guidance on how to shift your organization's culture so that all employees – from the top down – understand, engage, and value volunteers. And, they'll share a tool for tracking your progress in this area.
Bonus: You'll also receive a tool you can use to evaluate your organization's volunteer policies and practices, identify areas for improvement, and begin developing a strategy to meet new goals.
What Will You Learn?
- How to develop meaningful roles for volunteers that meet your nonprofit's needs
- How to better screen and place volunteers in positions that make the most of their skills and interests
- How to understand emerging methods of measuring and communicating the impact of volunteers
Who Should Attend?
- Directors and managers of volunteer programs
- Executive directors and development directors
- Other fundraising professionals or program staff who help manage volunteers
What Resources Will You Receive?
Template: Assessment of Volunteer Engagement
A comprehensive assessment to help you benchmark your current volunteer engagement, covering topics such as: cultivating volunteers, screening and placement, support and accountability, and ongoing professional training and development.
Director of Volunteer Services
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Originally Aired: May 24, 2016
This webinar is worth one CFRE credit.