Volunteer Management Conference
A partnership of Directors of Volunteer Programs Association & the Nonprofit Network
Thursday, February 27th 8:00 a.m. to 4:30
Location: Club Green Meadows, 7703 Ne 72nd Ave, Vancouver
Do you manage a volunteer program? Whether new to working with volunteers or a seasoned manager this program has something great for you!
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• Nonprofit Network Members OR DVPA Member Early Bird until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21 $65.00
• Regular (non-member), Early Bird until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21 $75.00
• Nonprofit Network Members OR DVPA Member AFTER 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21 $75.00
• Regular (non-member) AFTER 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21 $85.00
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Opening: Leading the Way to an Extreme Makeover of Your Volunteer Engagement
If you desire to enhance the potential impact of today’s volunteers in your organization, join with International speaker and author, Betty Stallings, in the exploration of what she has determined to be the crucial components impacting your success. WARNING: You will leave with a new direction that may lead to an EXTREME MAKEOVER of your volunteer engagement endeavor and your LEADERSHIP role in that effort.
Betty Stallings, MSW, is an international trainer, keynote speaker, consultant and author (6 books and numerous training curriculums) specializing in volunteer engagement, fundraising, leadership and board development. A lifelong volunteer, Betty initially founded and was the 14-year Executive Director of a Volunteer Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. For the past 20 years she has been a popular speaker; known for her vitality, inspiring message, engaging humor, practical presentations and valuable resources.
Additional contributions to the field include being the Training Editor of e-Volunteerism for 12 years, serving on the Reimagining Service National Advisory Council, co-chairing SAVE (Summit for Advanced Volunteer Engagement) for 3 years, and numerous other local and national volunteer activities.
Betty’s website is http://www.bettystallings.com where she gives out free training material and carries the best books in the field.
Winning Over Your #Volunteers with Social Media: #Fun!
Connect, motivate, mobilize: it’s what we all want to do with volunteers, but how do find them? How do we reach them? Once we’ve got them, how do we keep them engaged? How do we meet them where they are, instead of waiting for them to come to us? Using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find your volunteer core and help them become active participants in your mission is easier and more fun than ever! Join the High Five Media team for a high-energy, interactive session about maximizing volunteer engagement in a social media world.
High Five Media: Noland Hoshino, Temple Lentz, Jim Mains
Noland makes things look pretty. His award-winning digital marketing and communications strategies will help amplify your campaign(s) across multiple platforms with creative graphic designs, informative content, and persuasive calls-to-action. Noland is online - all the time.
Temple works with words. Without strong content, your audience won’t stick around. Temple helps you find your story, integrate it into all of your messaging, and keep it compelling so your audience stays engaged. She has 20 years of experience in marketing, communication and strategy.
Jim Mains is an author, speaker and business coach, and has won 11 local and statewide political campaigns. Jim co-hosts “The Vancouver Side,” a popular video blog dedicated to showcasing interesting people, events, and businesses in Southwest Washington. Don’t be surprised if you bump into Jim - he’s everywhere.
Engaging Corporate Volunteers
Have you ever wondered how you could engage more corporate volunteers at your nonprofit agency? Do you wish you could just ask frank questions about the do’s and don’ts of working with companies? If so, this is the session for you. Join the Community Engagement Specialists from PGE, Waggener Edstrom, Bank of America and Cambia Heath Solutions for a look behind the scenes at strategically engaging corporate volunteer programs in your mission. We’ll be talking about approach, alignment, benefits and best practices. Bring your questions and ideas to this interactive session.
Becky Blumer, Director at Hands on Portland is moderating this panel of community engagement specialists from leading businesses.
Voice and Visibility – Communication Planning for the Volunteer Manager
VPMs are often confronted with several layers of communication barriers in their organizations. You are charged with engaging the community but have little or no marketing budget, and no authority in marketing strategy. Fear not, faithful warriors! In this session, we will use what you already know to plan out a year of content ideas and deadlines that you can use to:
1) add credibility to your voice in areas of communication and engagement; and
2) increase volunteer engagement by having more to say than just “HELP!”
The session includes:
• A customizable editorial calendar template
• Strategies to get your voice heard in the right places
• 3 simple steps to increase visibility online and around town
Participants should come with the following information about their organization (if possible):
• All annual event dates & ‘big deal’ happenings in the organization (volunteer days/ giving campaigns, celebrations, etc.)
• Grant deadlines
Delena Meyer is an experienced non-profit professional and dynamic public speaker on topics related to volunteer management, community engagement, personal development, and complex trauma. A graduate of WSU Vancouver and passionate advocate for at-risk families and youth, Delena currently manages the Youth Impact Program for foster youth and serves as the Marketing Coordinator for Innovative Services NW. Delena previously worked with United Way of Snohomish County and Odyssey Youth Center in Spokane. She is a 3-term Americorps VISTA Alumni, has volunteered with InvestED since 2003, and has served on the Board of Directors for Blue Door Theatre and the Family Policy Council Spokane Network. Delena lives in Vancouver with her husband Zeed and their children, Tynan and Autumn.
Building Commitment and Competence Among All Staff Who Partner with Volunteers.
Volunteer engagement cannot rest on the shoulders of one person in an organization. It involves the commitment and competency of all staff within an organization who partner with volunteers to carry out their work. Explore reasons for staff resistance and methods to overcome these barriers to success. Leave the seminar with a new look at the empowerment role you must play in your organization; ways to spot issues impacting staff commitment, specific training topics that staff need to carry out this role; methods to gain access to staff and gain buy-in from administration to share this critical information. Presented by Betty Stallings