Volunteers can derive substantial personal meaning and satisfaction that strengthens their connection to your nonprofit, while fulfilling critical roles that provide valuable work on behalf of your organization. However, volunteer programs can also become burdensome, draining, and, at times, deeply counter-productive to your organization’s mission and goals if critical features are not in place. In the absence of purposeful volunteer roles guided by appropriate structure, support, and gratitude, even the most meaningful volunteer programs can get derailed, and even your best volunteers can become frustrated and disillusioned. How can you keep things fresh, streamlined, and meaningful for both volunteers and your nonprofit?
Creating Meaningful Volunteer Programs is a guided conversation the helps you think critically about the current and potential roles volunteers fulfill within your organization, the structures that guide their work, and the ways in which you make them feel appreciated for their efforts. This session will help spur your volunteer ingenuity through guided reflection, probing questions, and engaging dialogue!
Who should attend:
Those at all levels (Executive Directors, Volunteer Program Directors/Coordinators, Board members, volunteers, etc.) who are either establishing a new volunteer program, trying to breathe new energy into an existing program, looking for new ideas and avenues to potentially involve and engage volunteers, or would like to reflect upon and enhance their current programming and relationship to volunteers.
About the presenter:
Dr. Kevin Fleming is the Co-Founder and CEO of Prosper Nonprofit Advisors, a consultancy that makes the world a better place by helping nonprofit organizations achieve their philanthropy and engagement goals. Kevin has over 20 years of expertise in alumni engagement and nonprofit management through experiences at Mount Holyoke College, Emerson College, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bowling Green State University, the University of Connecticut, and James Madison University. An educator, researcher, and thought leader, Kevin recently published a ground-breaking theory of alumni engagement in the peer-reviewed Journal of Philanthropy and education, “The Pots of Water Framework for Alumni Engagement.”
About the Event
Tuesday, April 27th 12-1 pm via Zoom
Cost: $20 NPC Members/$35 Not-yet-members
Register below (access link will be emailed prior to session)
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