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DOVIA-LA Annual Education Day
September 26, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Developing Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement
Join us for a full day of presentations, workshops, and panels in topics relevant to the field of volunteer management. Register at http://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com.
Beth Steinhorn is a nationally recognized leader, writer, and innovator in volunteer engagement and nonprofit management. Throughout her 25+ year career with nonprofit organizations, Beth has worked to help organizations and their leadership to achieve their missions through strategic and innovative engagement. She has served as a consultant, executive director, trainer, and program director, and has worked with museums, education agencies, faith-based organizations, health and human services organizations, volunteer centers, and universities. In addition to presenting at local and national conferences including the National Conference on Volunteerism and Service and the Summit on Advanced Volunteer Engagement, Beth has edited and published many articles and books. She co-authored the bookBoomer Volunteer Engagement: Facilitator’s Tool Kit and served as editor for the book Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow. She is also a contributing author to Charity Channel’s You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community. As President of JFFixler Group, Beth leads consultations, facilitates workshops, directs research, presents keynote addresses, and publishes blogs and articles.
Plenary Session: High Impact Volunteer Engagement: The Moment is Now!
This presentation will explore how volunteerism across the United States is changing and present social, economic, and generational trends that are affecting how organizations attract and retain volunteers. Learn how successful organizations are shifting from a traditional culture of volunteer management to a new culture of volunteer engagement. Explore new volunteer roles, how to pilot new volunteer initiatives, and move toward more collaborative working relationships that utilize the skills and interests of high-impact volunteers to build organizational capacity.
Workshop Option I: Measuring Impact & Outcomes
How do you know the differences your programs, services, and volunteers make? The ability to demonstrate results becomes more and more important as resources (including time and funds) tighten. This interactive workshop will lead participants through the process of creating a work plan designed to measure initial impact and sustained program results. Participants will learn how logic models and progress reporting play a crucial role in outcomes measurement and reporting, as well as how to support self-directed teams of volunteers and staff to implement work plans and measure success.
Workshop Option II: Generational Trends & Issues in Volunteer Engagement
For the first time in American history, we have four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace and as volunteers. Generational differences affect everything from recruitment and team building to how we engage and support volunteers, manage change, and acknowledge volunteer contributions. Learn how you can create and maintain a diverse volunteer corps that leverages the skills and talents of Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials and position yourself well for the generations that follow.