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The scope of volunteer involvement within an organization hinges on the enthusiasm for volunteer engagement and the understanding of their contribution by staff at all levels, as well as their readiness to support and partner with volunteers. A groundbreaking 2013 MAVA survey pinpointed key staff concerns about working with volunteers. Perceived challenges included the time needed for supervision, concern about client confidentiality, and availability of volunteers with needed skills. How can you address these issues at your organization? Come to this program to:
You will take home tools that you can use to address the key challenges staff hold about working with volunteers, and tools to develop a cutting edge strategy for inspiring staff to capitalize on volunteer resources.
Volunteer managers in most organizations would be considered to be failing in their job if the numbers of volunteer hours goes down from one year to the next. In many cases, hours are looked at as time that would have had to have been paid for or as associated with services that would not have been delivered had the time not been volunteered. Both can be false assumptions.
This workshop will demonstrate how the more-hours-the-better focus can actually devalue volunteers and how to use a new model that includes cash costs and the consumption of volunteer hours as inputs and accomplishments as outputs.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Tony Goodrow is the president of Better Impact Inc. (www.betterimpact.com), the pioneer of the Relative Impact Volunteer ROI model, and the publisher of OurSharedResources.com (a free resource sharing site for leaders of volunteers). He has spoken at volunteer management conferences on five continents.
2015 Conference on Volunteer Administration
Early Bird Conference Rate through February 2nd, 2015 $299/339