Don’t Settle for “What If” – Take Some Free Webinars

Don't just sit there wondering, "what if?"

Don't just sit there wondering, "what if?"

What if there was a place you could go to get specialized training on volunteer engagement? What if each week there were multiple options for you to learn about different aspects of the volunteer management field?

What if you were able to pick and choose the topics and skills that most mattered for your job, and hone them with experts and peers? What if this was all free?

Say hello to our little friend, the VolunteerMatch Learning Center. With 20 different free, live webinars presented on a rotating basis throughout the year, there’s really nothing else like it. Each year thousands of nonprofit professionals from all over the country (and sometimes beyond) tune in to take advantage of this unique Education & Training program.

Here are some great upcoming topics:

Where Do I Go from Here? Evolving Your Volunteer Program for More Involvement

This webinar will help you think about strategies to include new roles and responsibilities for your volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged.

Tuesday 6/26
11am PT / 2pm ET
Register now.

Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: Successfully Managing Change

Presented by Jill Friedman Fixler, author of the Boomer Volunteer Engagement series, and co-author/editor Beth Steinhorne, this webinar introduces participants to the stages of change from a traditional culture of volunteer management to a collaborative culture of volunteer engagement. It will include tools to assess of current volunteer practices and a proven model for change that you can take back to your team to begin implementing.

Wednesday 6/27
12pm PT / 3pm ET
Register now.

Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers

If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.

Tuesday 7/10
11am PT / 2pm ET
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Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

Tuesday 7/17
11am PT / 2pm ET
Register now.

Don’t forget about our special webinars as part of the Fighting Hunger Together initiative with the Walmart Foundation! Nonprofits working to end hunger can get special free training tailored to their specific needs and challenges.

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