Improving Volunteer Management Across Your Advancement Effort

Venue: Online Webcast

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 04, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 25, 2012
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Correctly selecting, training, engaging, and evaluating volunteers remains a challenge in advancement shops across the institutional spectrum.

Join us online for a comprehensive, four-part webcast series designed to improve your shop’s volunteer management. With each session covering a key piece of the volunteer puzzle, you will learn how to:

* Analyze your current effort
* Move to an institution-wide management program
* Effectively involve volunteers in alumni relations and annual giving
* Manage high-level volunteers throughout long campaign timelines
* Measure and evaluate board-level volunteers


Session 1 – Developing an Institution-Wide Volunteer Management Approach

Division and department managers that use volunteers to support their work will leave with:

* Know-how to analyze their current volunteer programming across campus
* A better understanding of the strategic benefits of increasing their volunteer base
* A strategy for preparing their institutions to better manage all volunteers
* Future planning guidelines to follow in revamping volunteer structure across an institution

Session 2 – Volunteers in Alumni Relations and Annual Giving: Challenges and Solutions

Alumni relations and annual giving managers will leave with:

* Tools for recruiting the best volunteers
* Successful strategies for keeping volunteers focused, motivated, and dedicated
* Proven solutions to common volunteer challenges
* Suggestions for virtually managing volunteers

Session 3 – Managing Volunteers on Boards and in Campaigns

Advancement and campaign managers charged with staffing boards and involving board-level volunteers in a campaign setting will leave with:

* Tools for recruiting the best volunteers
* Best practices for managing high-level volunteers throughout a long campaign
* Ideas for approaching volunteer organization by region
* Strategy for stewarding campaign volunteers throughout a campaign cycle

Session 4 – Metrics and Assessment for Board-Level Volunteers

Advancement professionals charged with staffing board-level volunteers will leave with:

* Measurement criteria options
* Arguments for implementing assessment measures
* Strategy for introducing metrics to current volunteers
* Strategy for transitioning out volunteers
* Best practices for communicating your ROI


This Academic Impressions event has been approved for continuing education credits toward the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


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