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.
- Identifying and developing volunteer leaders and volunteer advocates
- Volunteer retention
- Volunteer recognition
- Volunteer program evaluation
- Implement recognition strategies for volunteers.
- Apply best practices for turning volunteers in to leaders.
- Assess volunteer satisfaction.
- Evaluate implemented elements of the volunteer-engagement cycle.
- Volunteer coordinators/managers
- Program staff members who supervise/manage volunteers
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.