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VOL 140 | Making Volunteers Your Best Advocates and Leaders

When volunteers become motivated advocates, they can make a significant impact on any nonprofit, helping to advance the mission inside the organization and in the external community. In this course, participants will pick up tools to turn volunteers into champions for your organization and leaders within your volunteer corps.

May 27 Class: Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this class will be offered online via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the day before their class with detailed instructions and the Zoom meeting link. Please note the time for the Zoom classes will be provided in the email.

GCN is actively monitoring information from the CDC and health department and we understand that the situation is fluid, so we plan to be in contact with any changes.  

 

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Identifying and developing volunteer leaders and volunteer advocates
  • Volunteer retention
  • Volunteer recognition
  • Volunteer program evaluation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Implement recognition strategies for volunteers.
  • Apply best practices for turning volunteers into leaders.
  • Assess volunteer satisfaction.
  • Evaluate implemented elements of the volunteer-engagement cycle.

AUDIENCE

  • Volunteer coordinators/managers
  • Program staff members who supervise/manage volunteers

FACILITATOR

Amanda Bisgaard is the Family Literacy Program Manager at Hands On Atlanta where she focuses on building capacity of parents in early language and literacy acquisition. Amanda comes to Hands On Atlanta from the American Red Cross of TN where she led volunteer recruitment and engagement efforts for local and national disaster relief. Prior to the Red Cross, Amanda completed an AmeriCorps service term with National Civilian Community Corps, supporting disaster preparedness and response. Amanda serves as the board chair of the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Atlanta, and volunteers in the infant room at Our House. In her free time Amanda enjoys paddle boarding, reading, and traveling.

Dates

  • May 27, 2020

Time

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Address

Georgia Center for Nonprofits
100 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 1500
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Registration Details

Fees
Member: $150
Nonmember: $175

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, this class will be offered online via Zoom. Registrants will be emailed the day before their class with detailed instructions and the Zoom meeting link.