Upcoming Trainings

How Project Management can Help Your Nonprofit Become More Effective Collaborators With Stakeholders - October 4 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. REGISTER online 

Nonprofit organizations are unique in many ways. They are typically tasked with doing a lot of work with little or no resources, have deep ties to the communities in which they operate and have strong partnerships with government and other private agencies. Knowing which entities may impact your agency's strategic initiatives is vital for non-profits to thrive. Effective identification and communication with all the stakeholders is essential to ensure project success. This workshop will explore two project management knowledge areas, communication and stakeholder management, that will help your agency gain clarity when managing projects and improve the probability of your project's success. First, we will discuss stakeholder engagement and learn how to identify, analyze and manage stakeholders and then we will learn how to develop a communication plan based on your stakeholder analysis.  

This workshop is a collaboration with the Project Management Institute of Washington, DC (PMIWDC) and Volunteer Alexandria, Volunteer Arlington, Volunteer Fairfax, and Loudoun Cares. This event is intended for those who work in the nonprofit sector. REGISTER online 


Looking for some basic volunteer management tips? We created a 101 Basic Guide to help you to get started and run your program. Click HERE.


Twenty Hats Training Opportunities

Stay tuned for some upcoming great workshops: 
- Writing effective job postings/volunteer recruitment on November 9th
How to get buy-in to your volunteer program and maximize your budget on February 8th 
- Screening high commitment/skilled volunteers on May 24th

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!