Writiting Your Volunteer Handbook: Why You Need One & What to Include
Volunteers are your organization's backbone. Likely, without them you couldn't perform your mission, but all volunteers have different strengths and expectations about what volunteering really involves. They may also feel that because they are "volunteers" they can set their own rules and don't necessarily need to follow your established volunteer policies and procedures. It takes real management skill to effectively manage a volunteer workforce. Volunteers want to know what the organization's expectations are. If you don't tell them and begin managing them from the first day, it's unlikely you'll ever fully benefit from the value volunteers bring to your organization.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. Eastern
Speaker: Marilyn L. Donnellan, Nonprofit Consultant, Trainer, and Author
For details and to register, click HERE.
Twenty Hats Intention-Setting Workshop for Volunteer Managers and Development Directors
This first-ever workshop is for busy, purpose-driven Volunteer Managers and Development Directors who want to create a “road map” to help them accomplish more in 2017. After exploring what’s most meaningful to achieve, each participant receives dedicated time to brainstorm around their particular workplace goals with peers. The morning wraps up with the completion of an Intention-Setting Plan that is easy to reference and won’t gather dust on your desk. To register, click HERE.
Supported by Volunteer Alexandria.
Thursday, January 26, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Volunteer Alexandria, Only $60 for ACHSO - if you register by January 11!* (regular price $75)
Twenty Hats Training Opportunities
Twenty Hats is authored by Elisa Kosarin, CVA, a nonprofit professional with 15+ years experience in marketing, development, and volunteer management. She is deeply familiar with the challenges faced by nonprofit staff who wish to improve their skills with little time and few resources. She founded Twenty Hats to promote trainings that expand the skill base of her colleagues. To reach Elisa, contact TwentyHats@mail.com or (703) 967-3516.
Check out her Twenty Hats blog for posts on the most pressing issues and questions that Volunteer Engagement professionals have!