Join us for one-and a-half days of thought-provoking and interactive workshops geared to inspire you to build a more robust volunteer program and increase volunteer impact within your organization!

 

Thursday, May 3 (Half-day sessions)

• Laying a Solid Foundation for Volunteer Engagement
• Reclaiming My Time: Helping Volunteer Managers Protect Resources and Articulate Value
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Laying a Solid Foundation for Volunteer Engagement

Whether you just stepped into volunteer management or have an established track record and volunteer program at your organization, this workshop is for you! Join us for an interactive, deep dive into the key elements of effective volunteer engagement and the necessity of preparedness. After reviewing the components of a comprehensive program, you’ll individually use a benchmarking assessment tool to evaluate the readiness of your organization to successfully engage volunteers. Once you have identified your program’s current strengths and opportunities, you’ll begin setting priorities and next steps to meet your agency's needs. Group discussions and partnering activities round out the session and make for a lively, informational seminar! Topics include program oversight, administrative functions, recruitment, orientation and training, program tracking, feedback and the importance of a positive volunteer culture.

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Reclaiming My Time: Helping Volunteer Managers Protect Resources and Articulate Value

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. Yet, the effort and strategy needed to effectively manage volunteers are frequently underestimated. Volunteer managers devote significant time to recruiting, retaining and recognizing volunteers to keep them engaged in activities and programs that achieve a nonprofit’s mission. In this session, we will identify strategies to maximize your time and effort as a volunteer management professional. Additionally, we will discuss specific steps you can take to communicate the value of your work to internal and external stakeholders. Your time, your energy and your role matter! Let me help you communicate that message loud and clear!

New this year! Select from a choice of tracks in each of Friday's 75-minute sessions:

Friday, May 4

Session 1 -- 10:15 a.m.
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Building Epic Staff Engagement

In every agency someone is resistant to using volunteers, yes even at your agency!  In this session, we will discuss how to hold an intervention for your staff to show them how volunteers could save them time, money and offer new services for your clients.

Recruitment
THockenbrough

Building Epic Volunteer Leaders

Creative ideas, development tools, and resources to train and empower dynamic leaders in the volunteer force and set them on a path of true partnership in the mission and services of the organization. This interactive session will draw upon joint experiences of challenges and best practices to frame a successful toolbox for volunteer development. (Session also at 1:15 p.m.)

Retention
GDWilson

Keeping Our Volunteers (and Ourselves) Safe

The headlines remind us that acts of violence are an increasing reality in our world. This session provides the knowledge and techniques to identify the mindset of the assailant and the survivor; and understand first responder tactics and response protocol. Included are tactics on surviving an active shooter and street level assaults.

Risk
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Essential Tools for Leading Change in the Nonprofit World

This workshop will introduce participants to Kotter’s 8 step change leadership model and provide real world, nonprofit leadership application strategies to help create and sustain a culture of embracing change. Topics discussed include creating a sense of urgency, defining a vision for change, identifying barriers to change, and measuring and managing change for success.

Professional Development

Friday, May 4

Session 2 -- 1:15 p.m.
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Win-Win with College Internships

Reps from 4+ colleges discuss how to engage with colleges and build effective nonprofit internships for college students.

Recruitment
THockenbrough

Building Epic Volunteer Leaders

Creative ideas, development tools, and resources to train and empower dynamic leaders in the volunteer force and set them on a path of true partnership in the mission and services of the organization. This interactive session will draw upon joint experiences of challenges and best practices to frame a successful toolbox for volunteer development. (Session also at 10:15 a.m.)

Retention
JBlum

Risk Management for Nonprofits

This presentation will define risk and high-level risk mitigation techniques for volunteer managers with respect to insurance, event risk, financial risk, legal risk, reputational risk and enterprise risk management.  The presentation will challenge volunteer managers to determine how they manage risk in their organization and to be an advocate for implementing appropriate risk management techniques. (Session also at 2:45 p.m.)

Risk
030617 BlalockJennifer TVMC Workshops

Essential Tools for Leading Change in the Nonprofit World

This workshop will introduce participants to Kotter’s 8 step change leadership model and provide real world, nonprofit leadership application strategies to help create and sustain a culture of embracing change. Topics discussed include creating a sense of urgency, defining a vision for change, identifying barriers to change, and measuring and managing change for success. (Session also at 10:15 a.m.)

Professional Development

Friday, May 4

Session 3 -- 2:45 p.m.
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Stocking Your Gift Closet Without Breaking the Bank

Resources and discounts to help pull together polished themes and meaningful gifts on a tight budget. Personalized gifts are presented showing they can be made quickly and economically. Some may even be suitable for your major donor events.

Retention
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Tools to Improve Communication and Avoid Conflict

Miscommunication is a major influence on all personal and interpersonal conflicts, and assumptions are a major impact on miscommunications.
Our brains are hardwired to make "logical" connections in the decision-making process. This process is meant to ease the stress of common life choices. Most of the times these assumptions keep us healthy, wealthy and wise. However, in the relationship, both professional and personal, assumptions can lead to misconceptions and conflict.

Professional Development
JBlum

Risk Management for Nonprofits

This presentation will define risk and high-level risk mitigation techniques for volunteer managers with respect to insurance, event risk, financial risk, legal risk, reputational risk and enterprise risk management.  The presentation will challenge volunteer managers to determine how they manage risk in their organization and to be an advocate for implementing appropriate risk management techniques. (Session also at 1:15 p.m.)

Risk
BHurtado

Growth Hacking for Nonprofits: How to Build Your Brand on a Budget

We’ll explore ways to clone your customers, drive donations, and build brand advocates via social media – all on a budget. Learn some of the newest tips on how digital agencies are growing their clients’ brands through cost-effective growth hacking techniques.

Recruitment