The Engaged Volunteer: Appeal to self-interest?

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The Engaged Volunteer: Appeal to self-interest?

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Summary

Join us for a provocative session where we will explore how volunteers' "self-interest" is the solution to finding, keeping and managing volunteers.

Facilitators:  Chris Jarvis & Angela Parker

Date:
February 16, 2011
1 - 4 PM

Location:
Stevenson & Hunt Room
London Central Library 
251 Dundas St., London, ON

Level: 
Intermediate-Advanced

Target Audience: 
Volunteer Managers or Coordinators, Executive Directors, Board Members and/or anyone who wants to learn how to engage their volunteers to a greater level.

Investment: 
$50 for Pillar members
$65 for non-members

To register:
Send an email to Susannah at education@pillarnonprofit.ca 
Then mail your payment to: Pillar Nonprofit Network 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

Please read Pillar's Professional Development Policy for cancellations or refunds.

Monday, December 13, 2010 - 2:00pm

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfood) December 13, 2010 - Many argue that volunteer rates are falling. They complain that people today won’t make commitments to a cause. But what makes a volunteer program successful? Is it participation rates? Is it long-term commitments? Is it the number of walls that were painted?

Volunteers also want to know what’s in it for them. Yep, it’s true. But self-interest isn’t the problem. It’s the solution.

Join us for a provocative session where we will explore how volunteers' "self-interest" is the solution to finding, keeping and managing volunteers. Together, we'll explore how to use this understanding to:

  • Create new definitions of success 

  • Increase participation, enthusiasm, commitment and investment among participants and organizations 

  • Develop leadership skills among participants 

  • Learn how to create the kind of "space" where volunteers can experience transformation (and find out what this means) 

  • Understand the 3 stages in the journey of a volunteer and how to design your program to meet people at their highest level of contribution

To register:
Send an email to Susannah at education@pillarnonprofit.ca 
Then mail your payment to: Pillar Nonprofit Network 251 Dundas St., London, ON N6A 6H9

About the facilitators:
Chris Jarvis
& Angela Parker are co-founders of Realized Worth, a leading employee volunteering and CSR consulting firm based in Canada. Chris & Angela provide training and hands-on involvement in the design and implementation of sustainable employee volunteer programs for businesses interested in leveraging their CSR programs and differentiating their corporate culture. Their frameworks, concepts and insights, including the Seven Steps of Employee Volunteering, are available in the newly released book CSR for HR. They are regular tweeters at www.twitter.com/RealizedWorth.

The presenting sponsor for this event is London Community Foundation

 

Contact

Chris Jarvis
RealizedWorth
http://realizedworth.blogspot.com/
Keywords: Business & Trade | Community | Corporate Citizenship | Corporate Social Responsibility | Employee Volunteer Programs | Engagement | Social Actions | Volunteerism | board | corporate volunteering | employees

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