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 18 (Pre-conference sessions)

• Communicating Diversity as a Key Value
• Personal Branding and Career Networking for You

Friday, May 19

Session 1 -- 10 a.m.

Design Thinking: An Innovative Approach to Volunteer Engagement

Design thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore possibilities of what could be – and to create desired outcomes that benefit your programs. Learn how to use this technique to create innovative solutions to volunteer engagement, discover new possibilities and opportunities to address engagement and make a bigger impact on your mission.

Generational Differences in Volunteering

Generational Conflict arises whenever the interests of one generation collide openly with those of another. Learn how to manage your volunteers in a way that will bring everyone together. (Session also at 11:10 a.m.)

Engagement Matters: Cultivation and Engagement of Volunteers

Learn from a respected public health professional and former academician with two decades of experience in behavioral intervention research on how to grow your program and engage volunteers in a way that makes them want to stay.

Friday, May 19

Session 2 -- 11:10 a.m.

Partnering with Corporations for Volunteer Success

The vast majority of companies (90%) believe that partnering with reputable nonprofit organizations enhances their brand and that effective employee engagement programs, like volunteering, help attract and retain employees. Join this panel of representatives who will share their success with corporate volunteer collaborations.
Source: America’s Charities, The New Corporate DNA (2015)

Generational Differences in Volunteering

Generational Conflict arises whenever the interests of one generation collide openly with those of another. Learn how to manage your volunteers in a way that will bring everyone together. (Session also at 10 a.m.)

Taking Care of You: Self-Care in a High-Stress Profession

Often we spend all our time thinking of others and making sure that our volunteers are cared for and engaged. But who takes care of us? Discover what you can do to take better care of yourself so you can continue to help those who help others.

Friday, May 19

Session 3 -- 1:20 p.m.

Are You at Risk?

Hear from a respected nonprofit attorney how you can develop your programs with safety and keep the protection of your volunteers, clients and staff in mind. (Session also at 2:30 p.m.)

From Good to Great: The Art of Building Relationships and Partnerships

Collaboration is key and we can often do more by working together. Understanding that good relationships can lead to greater collaboration makes your program stronger. Hear how this concept can take your volunteers to the next level. (Session also at 2:30 p.m.)

Social Media Makeover: Get Fit, Get Fresh, Get Savvy

How long has it been since you updated your Facebook profile? Twitter? Instagram, Snapchat or even LinkedIn? Join this interactive session to learn best practices for your personal social media brand as well as how to guide brand ambassadors on social media channels.

Friday, May 19

Session 4 -- 2:30 p.m.

Overcoming Budget Constraints to Build and Develop Your Circle of Champions

An interactive discussion on best practices to provide ongoing professional development, certifications, and workforce development to your nonprofit staff and volunteers in ways that leverage your limited financial resources.

Are You at Risk?

Hear from a respected nonprofit attorney how you can develop your programs with safety and keep the protection of your volunteers, clients and staff in mind. (Session also at 1:20 p.m.)

From Good to Great: The Art of Building Relationships and Partnerships

Collaboration is key and we can often do more by working together. Understanding that good relationships can lead to greater collaboration makes your program stronger. Hear how this concept can take your volunteers to the next level. (Session also at 1:20 p.m.)