Successful nonprofit organizations understand that volunteers are more than just “extra hands” who handle low skill and inconsequential tasks. Instead, they are vital to the mission, talented and skilled, and inspiring in their enthusiasm. Volunteers add dimension to our work and, when engaged and managed well, contribute greatly to our organizations’ reach and ability to achieve our vision. Unfortunately while the number of new nonprofits continues to grow substantially, volunteer rates have seen little growth to a slight decline over the past few years. In a period of tremendous social, cultural, and technological changes, nonprofits who fail to understand how how and why volunteers express social responsibility and what they expect in return for their time and talents, will lose valuable resources if they don’t adapt accordingly.
Please join Lynn Ivey, nonprofit consultant, as she leads you through current trends that affect volunteerism, methods for engaging volunteers for the future, and strategies for building stronger volunteer programs. Learn how to adapt and utilize new tools and opportunities to increase your volunteer program’s effectiveness with an eye to the future.
WHAT YOU’L LEARN
Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:
- Learn how current social, cultural and technological trends are affecting volunteerism
- Understand how to keep your current volunteers and engage new ones
- Find strategies for coping with changing volunteer relationship expectations
- See ways to use technology to increase volunteer impact
- Identify opportunities to increase volunteering and organizational effectiveness
- Review key requirements for successful volunteer programs of the future
- Understand recommendations for building strong volunteer leaders
- AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “Transforming Your Volunteer Program: Building a More Effective Model for the Future” is Lynn Ivey. Lynn is a consultant, trainer and speaker for nonprofits throughout the U.S. Her nonprofit experience spans more than 20 years and includes senior executive and leadership positions with healthcare, education, and family support/intervention programs. Her roles have been diverse including: administrator of one of South Carolina’s largest nonprofit hospice programs, director and coordinator of volunteer programs, personnel manager, social worker, staff trainer, clinical instructor, and preschool director. Lynn is a licensed social worker and long-term care administrator with a passion for building stronger communities. Because of her wealth of first-hand experience, both in senior nonprofit executive and volunteer positions, she is a sought-after speaker and has presented at national, state and regional events and conferences. In addition to her professional work, she also has a wealth of volunteer experience including: women’s shelters, a theater company, U.S. Navy Family Service Center, and scouting. She has also held volunteer positions serving on the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals CEO Steering Committee, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Cancer Control Advisory Committee, and the South Carolina Association of Residential Care Homes Board of Directors, to mention only a few.
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