2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort

February 6, 2021

This is the landing page for the 2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort. Thanks to funding from Serve Washington, Washington Nonprofits was able to offer volunteer managers three convenings in 2021 and additional support between events. 


Schedule of events:

3 Cheers for Volunteers!

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Free virtual workshop via Washington Nonprofits

Volunteers are the life-blood of nonprofit organizations and without them, most nonprofits would not even exist! Your nonprofit may only be working in one small corner of one small town, but to the people you serve and those that volunteer with you to serve, your work is life-changing and transformational! In order to attract and motivate volunteers, you’ll need to speak directly to their hearts and minds – and the best way to do that is with a great story!

In this fun hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to craft an evocative narrative that empowers fundraising activities and enables volunteers to form a deep connection to the cause while motivating them to become ultimate champions for the organization. You’ll build communication skills to advocate for your volunteer program to the greater community as well as internally to your own organization and those in leadership.

Data Management for Volunteer Managers

Thursday, April 15, 2021
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Free webinar via Washington Nonprofits

Want to know how to get the most out of a volunteer management system? And how to use that data strategically? Join this conversation about data management for volunteer managers. We’ll hear from experienced volunteer leaders from around the state and collect the communal wisdom from the group.

Return to Volunteering

Thursday, August 19, 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Free webinar via Washington Nonprofits

What should nonprofits consider as you welcome back volunteers in-person? During this event, we will have space for you to share ideas and steps your nonprofit is taking as well as hear from experts on COVID-19 compliance issues like vaccinations, safety, and other related topics.


Connect on Slack

Continue the conversation over at the Washington Nonprofits Slack Community! It’s free to join and there’s an entire channel dedicated to volunteer managers, where you can ask questions and stay connected.


Volunteer Management Guide – 501 Commons

501 Commons has compiled a list of best practices in volunteer management to help you engage the people who serve your mission. You will also find other important materials such as sample volunteer handbooks, job descriptions, surveys, training manuals, flow charts, and information to help you assess your needs.


If you are not currently subscribed to the Volunteer Managers Cohort email list and would like to be, contact Julia Hunter at julia@washingtonnonprofits.org


Thank you to Serve Washington for supporting this work!
Washington Nonprofits is the state association for nonprofits in Washington. Our mission is to make sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed.

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