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UPCOMING ACADEMY WEBINARS

These upcoming webinars are designed to explore new concepts, share successful practices and set innovations in motion as we address the challenges ahead. By attending, you'll receive credit towards completion of your Leadership Certificate


INNOVATIONS IN VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT: CREATING A NEW LIFE CYCLE FOR TODAY'S VOLUNTEERS

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Jennifer Bennett, VolunteerMatch
Competency: Organizational Planning
Track: Volunteer Management
Certificate Credits(s): 1
Fee: $25

Do you feel like your volunteer program is stuck in neutral? Are you doing the things you've always done, but with less success? For years we have talked about the 3 Rs of volunteer management – Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition – but this old life cycle doesn't meet the needs of today's volunteers anymore. Join presenter Jennifer Bennett, the Senior Manager for Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, on Tuesday, March 21 for part one of a two-part webinar series on volunteer engagement where we will discuss how you can provide volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of your organization, as well as the needs of today’s volunteers. In addition, we will discuss how you can leverage technology to create a successful volunteer engagement program. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create collaborative, mission-driven volunteer opportunities (not task-based); 
  • Understand the importance of incorporating more flexibility into volunteer roles by offering either opportunities for leadership/responsibility or impact-driven opportunities that require less time commitment;
  • Explore how you can use social media and online networks in recruitment, training, education and story-telling activities;
  • Work on designing volunteer opportunities that tap into the time and talent of remote/home-based volunteers; and
  • Hear how you can incorporate online tools into relationship building activities.

Part two of this series “From the Inside Out: Create a Culture of Volunteer Engagement” will take place on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST. 
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FROM THE INSIDE OUT: CREATE A CULTURE OF VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenter: Jennifer Bennett, VolunteerMatch
Competency: Relationship Building
Track: Volunteer Management
Certificate Credits(s): 1
Fee: $25

Are the things you value and believe about volunteers reflected in your organization’s culture and work environment? Volunteers are a critical component to the success of your operations. Join presenter Jennifer Bennett, the Senior Manager for Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, on Tuesday, March 28 for part two of this two-part webinar series on volunteer engagement as we discover insights about the importance of the inclusion of volunteers in your organization and give you tools to promote understanding amongst your staff for the work volunteers do. We’ll explore how you can create an organizational culture that promotes and supports volunteer engagement.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate how your current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do; 
  • Explore the impact your culture has on volunteer longevity/retention; and
  • Learn how to create a culture that understands and values the work of volunteers.

Part one of this series “Innovations in Volunteer Engagement: Creating a New Life Cycle for Today's Volunteers” will take place on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 3:30 pm EST. 
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ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

CONVERTING VOLUNTEER PROSPECTS INTO DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS: A PEER EXPERIENCE EXCHANGE 

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Presenters: Susan Waldman, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Meals on Wheels America; Luanne Hinkle, Director of Marketing & Corporate Development, Meals on Wheels San Diego County; Ellen Falk, Director of Volunteer Support Services at Meals on Wheels Central Maryland
Fee: FREE

The "America, Let's Do Lunch™" campaign is sending thousands of volunteer prospects each month directly to local programs like yours all across the county. Converting these prospects into dedicated volunteers, however, can represent a challenge for many programs when considering the daily business of getting meals out, fundraising and the like – not to mention sometimes unresponsive volunteer prospects. Led by programs that have a track record of stellar volunteer conversion, this webinar will offer solutions to daily challenges as well as best practices for streamlining the volunteer onboarding process. Join us for a chance to hear from your peers while asking and answering questions that will help us all bring our volunteer conversion to a new level.  
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QUESTIONS ABOUT AN UPCOMING WEBINAR?

Please contact us at 703-548-5558 or academy@mealsonwheelsamerica.org.