November Webinar Preview: Take That Next Engagement Step

Learn something new. Attend a free webinar.

Looking for new ways to increase engagement? Feel like it’s time to take that next step in the development of your organization’s volunteer program? This month the VolunteerMatch Learning Center offers free webinars that teach you how to step up and diversify your volunteer engagement game.

Check them out today!


Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for 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.

Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. 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.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

Bonus Nonprofit Insights Webinar:

Does a One-Stop Volunteer and Donor Management Shop Really Exist?

How do you track and manage your volunteers? Should you be using a dedicated volunteer management system? How can you better integrate your organization’s volunteers and donors in your records?

In October 2013 Idealware launched a revised, fully-updated version of its popular “Consumers Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems” report, including new information on how donor management software can help you track and manage your volunteers. The report addresses questions like: How can you expect these systems to help you manage recruitment, time tracking, and other important factors, and when do you need a dedicated volunteer management system? If you want to manage your volunteers, donors, and other constituents in one system, what are your best options?

For the October 2013 Nonprofit Insights webinar, join Elizabeth Pope, Idealware’s Director of Research and the lead author of the report, as she talks through the new findings drawn from Idealware’s look at 36 different systems. Jeremy Foreman of Georgia Serves will provide his perspective and experience on how software can help you manage your volunteer workforce.

Check out more free webinar topics in the VolunteerMatch Learning Center.