Often the main emphasis in nonprofits is on keeping donors engaged, but volunteers are worth so much more than we often give them credit for. Not only do they provide invaluable manpower but they also save and generate resources. How do you find them, engage and retain them all while meeting your organization’s needs? This webinar will step you through the basics of developing an effective volunteering program with real-world examples, suggestions and stories of success and failure.
Please join Andie McConnell as she helps you evaluate your own volunteer program and helps you find the areas that need to be improved in your program in order to be successful. PLUS! You will leave the webinar with an action plan for improvement.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- How to find more volunteers
- Vetting volunteers from application to training and everything in between
- How to engage volunteers in activities that are meaningful to THEM and important for your organization
- How to “pay” your volunteers in meaningful ways
- The benefits of engaging your volunteers outside of volunteer jobs
- How to survey volunteers to improve their experience and your organization
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Developing an Action Plan to Improve Your Volunteer Program: Better Utilize Volunteers to Accomplish Your Mission” is Andie McConnell. Ms. McConnell is the executive director and co-founder of a nonprofit. Through her leadership, the organization has grown through volunteers, partnerships and fiscally. Her volunteer base continues to grow and the majority of her volunteers, once engaged, remain actively involved. She has developed volunteer training for all volunteer roles within her organization and recently received a grant through NY Life Foundation that allowed her to develop a training program for volunteers who work with bereaved families in her community. She has trained hundreds of volunteers through her time in the nonprofit sector. She has been recognized by different groups within her state for her leadership, passion and innovation. She volunteers on the steering committee for her local Chamber of Commerce’s Network of Enterprising Women and serves as a volunteer through her children’s schools and activities. Additionally, she holds both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in education and has taught all levels from preschool to college.