Webinars Go Wild: Record Attendance, New 2010 Trainings, and Nice Words from Actual Participants

2814710002_711e3b2d82Holy crow! We knew our Webinar series on volunteer management and recruitment was getting rave reviews from participants, but this is nuts.

Our latest Webinar in the series, “The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit,” just kicked off this week, and more than 240 people attended — making it our most popular live event ever.

The topic of “The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit” is fairly basic. It’s an introduction to the idea of program management, risk management, and how to recruit, retain and recognize volunteers. In short: the building blocks of successful management. The next Webinar on this topic takes place on 2/25. Register here to attend for free.

We also have a few other new Webinars for 2010, and we’d be delighted to have you attend:

  • Single Days of Service: Make It Work
  • Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
  • Making Volunteer Engagement Everyone’s Job

Our complete list of Webinars for volunteer coordinators and managers can be found in our Learning Center.

Finally, I wanted to share two quotes from recent attendees talking about their experience:

This was an excellent program today.  Thank you so much for creating the opportunities for us to learn in a time efficient and learning effective manner! I’d love a copy of the slides.  All the best as you launch a New Year!

– Beth Garland, Director Program & Strategic Partnerships, Jeremiah Program

I had the privilege of participating in your VM training on ‘Engaging Skilled Volunteers’ yesterday.  It was terrific.  The three presenters – Sarah Christian, Jennifer Bennett and Alicia Crawford – were an incredible team that presented seamlessly.  The topic was so timely.  The flow of the call was perfect – not too rushed or too slow.  The information was in bite sizes pieces – easy to grasp and take away, and the questions were totally relevant.  Even I walked away with new learning that I will use in my role at the Society.

– Cindy Sorensen, National Multiple Sclerosis Society