Volunteer Management Training Series

Getting the Right People on Your Nonprofit Bus
March 1, 2017 • 12:30 – 2:30 P.M. • Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Do you know how volunteers can help your nonprofit achieve your mission in the community? Are you interested in growing your programs and services with the help of volunteers? When a volunteer wants to serve at your organization, do you have methods you utilize to determine if that volunteer is a “good match” for your nonprofit?

Join us on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM to learn more about how to recruit volunteers to join your nonprofit in its mission to bringing valuable services to our community. Dr. Laura Greenhaw and Dr. Marina Denny Mississippi State University’s Department of Human Sciences will be sharing valuable information on volunteer recruitment and selection for nonprofits. Potential volunteers, both short-term and long-term, are everywhere you go. Learn how to craft a volunteer recruitment message that hooks volunteers the first time you speak with them about your mission and how to ensure a volunteer is a good match for your organization from the beginning.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A of Mississippi State University, MSU Dining and Aramark.
To Register, contact Jamey Bachman by email at , call 662.268.2865.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, February 27, 2017 by 12:00 P.M.
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Getting the Right People in the Right Seats on Your Nonprofit Bus
May 3, 2017 • 12:30– 2:30 P.M. • Greater Starkville Development Partnership

When new volunteers get on your nonprofit bus…
How do you identify what their skills are that could benefit your nonprofit?
How do you determine their motivation to serve at your nonprofit?
How do you prepare them to be advocates for you nonprofit in the community?
How do you train them to improve the quality of their work while serving?
How do you put their knowledge and skills into appropriate action to benefit your nonprofit?

ORIENT: Getting the right people in the right seats…
TRAIN: Getting the wrong people off the bus…
UTILIZE: Getting everyone to the same destination…

Join us on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM to learn more about how to orient, train, and utilize volunteers on your nonprofit bus so your organization effectively achieves its mission and goals. Dr. Laura Greenhaw and Dr. Marina Denny from Mississippi State University’s Department of Human Sciences will be sharing valuable information on volunteer orientation, training, and utilization for nonprofits. Potential volunteers, both short-term and long-term, are everywhere you go. Learn how to properly orient, train, and utilize volunteers so they have a sense of purpose at your organization and will keep serving on a long-term basis.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A of Mississippi State University, MSU Dining and Aramark.
To Register, contact Jamey Bachman by email at , call 662.268.2865.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, May 1, 2017 by 12:00 P.M.
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Keeping the Right People on Your Nonprofit Bus
August 2, 2017 • 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. • Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Volunteers on your nonprofit bus…
How do you keep them on your nonprofit bus?
How do you transform the episodic volunteer into a long-term volunteer?
How do you make your nonprofit’s volunteers feel appreciated and valued?
How do you determine if your volunteers are good, long-term volunteers for your organization?

RECOGNIZE: Keeping the right people on your bus…
EVALUATE: Keeping your bus on the right path

Join us on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM to learn more about how to recognize and evaluate volunteers on your nonprofit bus so you keep your valuable volunteers engaged and serving at your organization throughout the year. Dr. Laura Greenhaw and Dr. Marina Denny from Mississippi State University’s Department of Human Sciences will be sharing valuable information on volunteer recognition and evaluation.
Potential volunteers, both short-term and long-term, are everywhere you go. Learn how to properly recognize and evaluate your nonprofit’s volunteers so they feel appreciated and valued and will keep serving on a long-term basis.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A of Mississippi State University, MSU Dining and Aramark.
To Register, contact Daphne Knox by email at , call 662.617.8162
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, July 31, 2017 by 12:00 P.M.

Tackling Taboos at Your Nonprofit
October 4, 2017 • 12:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. • Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Volunteers on your nonprofit bus…
How do you effectively communicate with your volunteers?
How do you deliver feedback regarding volunteer performance?
How do you address conflict within your organization?
How do you plan for your nonprofit’s future keeping volunteers in mind?

Join us on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM to learn more about how to effectively communicate with volunteers serving at your nonprofit, address conflict within your organization, and plan for your nonprofit’s future keeping in mind where volunteers fit in overall. Dr. Laura Greenhaw and Dr. Marina Denny from Mississippi State University’s Department of Human Sciences will be sharing valuable information on communication, feedback, and planning for the future. Potential volunteers, both short-term and long-term, are everywhere you go. Learn how to effectively communicate, successfully address conflict, and plan for your organization’s future so your volunteers know their roles and become long-tern advocates for your nonprofit.

Lunch will be provided courtesy of Chick-fil-A of Mississippi State University, MSU Dining and Aramark.
To Register, contact Daphne Knox by email at , call 662.617.8162.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, October 2, 2017 by 12:00

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