Volunteer Management Certification

Nonprofit volunteer expert Stephanie Cory will reveal secrets that will enable you to build a productive, cost-free team to help your organization achieve its mission. You will learn how to power your nonprofit while advancing your career with a meaningful certification.

Topics Covered

  • Preparing Your Organization For Working With Volunteers
  • Building Your Volunteer Management Infrastructure
  • Recruiting And Orienting Volunteers
  • Managing And Engaging Volunteers
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    Training Overview

    Earn your Volunteer Management Certification and fast track your skills. Transform your volunteer program in the new year.

    It’s a new year, and new volunteers are a high priority for nonprofits as organizations seek to continue delivering services, generating awareness, and raising funds. Volunteers are a way to add to what your staff can accomplish.

    Whether your organization has a few occasional volunteers or a robust volunteer program, effective management is critical. You need to recruit volunteers, identify appropriate roles, ensure high productivity, and retain them. To help you accomplish these goals, we are offering a certification program packed with new ideas and best practices:

    Volunteer Management Certification

    Session 1: Preparing Your Organization For Working With Volunteers

    • Key policies to protect your organization and your volunteers
    • How to mitigate common risks related to volunteers
    • The Volunteer Protection Act of 1997

    Session 2: Building Your Volunteer Management Infrastructure

    • Needs assessment to determine appropriate volunteer placements
    • Job descriptions for a variety of volunteer roles
    • Differentiating between volunteer and staff roles

    Session 3: Recruiting And Orienting Volunteers

    • What motivates people to volunteer
    • Thorough volunteer orientation planning
    • Screening for volunteers

    Session 4: Managing And Engaging Volunteers

    • Supervision for volunteers
    • Ways to motivate and recognize volunteers
    • Methods for addressing challenging volunteer behaviors
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    Who Should Attend?
    • Fundraising professionals
    • Volunteers with planned giving responsibilities
    • Development directors
    • Communications directors
    • Communications staff
    • Executive directors
    • Members of fundraising committees
    • Board members involved in fundraising
    • Major gift directors
    • Planned giving coordinators
    What's included
    Training includes
    • Certificate of Attendance
    • All resources and training materials

    Expert Presenter

    Stephanie Cory
    • Works with nonprofit organizations of all sizes to strengthen governance and fundraising
    • Served in executive director, development, and program management roles
    • Adjunct faculty member for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies, teaching nonprofit topics
    • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)
    • Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) from the American College of Financial Services
    • Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource
    • Licensed consultant through the Standards for Excellence® Institute