Webinar Sneak Peek: Communicating and Innovating

Check out upcoming from webinars this month from the VolunteerMatch Learning Center.Have you checked out the VolunteerMatch Learning Center lately? We’ve got a line-up of valuable and practical webinars about volunteer engagement happening every week – all for free.

This month we’re focusing on two extremely important themes: communicating about your volunteer program (both internally at your organization and externally), and thinking about new models of volunteer engagement in order to plan for the future and constantly be improving.

Check out some of the highlights below, and then head to the Learning Center to register. Don’t miss this chance to get free professional training!

Communicating

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work.

Innovating

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

Challenging the Status Quo: Rethinking the Value of Volunteers

What if the way nonprofits and companies are currently engaging volunteers is all wrong? How can we make sure we’re strategically involving the core value of volunteers to provide maximum impact? Join VolunteerMatch and special guests from Gap Inc., Points of Light and California Volunteers for a lively conversation about strategic volunteer engagement. Whether you’re a nonprofit professional, a company program coordinator or a dedicated volunteer yourself, you’ll learn more about the research, the implications and the opportunities of strategic volunteer engagement for maximizing impact.

Head to the VolunteerMatch Learning Center now to find more great webinars on volunteer engagement – all for free.

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