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The Four R's of Volunteer Management: Recruitment, Recognition, Retention = Revenue

Event Details

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
10:00am – 2:00pm PT
Hoquiam Timberland Library Meeting Room

Nonprofits rely on volunteers to complete their mission, but do you know if you are running an effective program? In this fun and fast-paced program, we will review all the necessary aspects of an effective, dynamic, and results-based volunteer program. While the subject is volunteer management, participants quickly learn that this session is not just for those who coordinate volunteers but for everyone within their organization including an especially the executive director. If you have never taken a volunteer management course, this is the course to take.

During this session participants will:

  • learn how to ensure that they can recruit not only the volunteers they want but also the ones they need.
  • learn the basics of volunteer recognition and why it is an essential element of your program.
  • learn about volunteer management’s “dirty little secret” and how this might be overcome.


This workshop is free, thanks to a partnership with Grays Harbor Community Foundation. 

Who Should Attend

Volunteer managers, executive directors, and anyone who works with volunteers. 


Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision or  blind a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.

About the Speaker

Mary Beth Harrington

For over 30 years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters. Her career path is unique, as she has not focused on one sector. Rather, she has worked with all nonprofits from Aids to Zoos and everything in between; usually providing training most notably as Director of Curriculum & Development at the San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at the Volunteer Center of North Texas, and as Director of Community Outreach at the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO).

Harrington’s presentations are based on the knowledge she has gained working with hundreds of nonprofits as well as her own experiences as Executive Director at the Austin Public Library Foundation, Volunteer Coordinator at the Dallas Public Library, member of numerous nonprofit boards and Director of Marketing at BloodCare (now Carter BloodCare) where her nonprofit career began.

A passionate expert for the nonprofit sector, Harrington crisscrosses the country articulating issues facing our nonprofit community; urging nonprofits to welcome new leadership, collaborate to be more effective, and develop their boards to be more sustainable. A much sought-after speaker, her presentations are characterized as energetic, thought provoking and content rich. (So hang onto your seats!)

Harrington was born and raised in Dallas but recently moved to the Pacific Northwest as she got tired of the hot sunny days in Texas! When not speaking on behalf of nonprofits, Harrington spends time with her husband Rick, her grown children Kaylee and Chris as well as her “puppies” Rugby Roo and Truly Scrumptious (photos available upon request!)

Mary Beth Harrington

Thanks to Our Partner

Nonprofit Association of WA Logo, the state of WA in red, yellow, teal, and purple in multiple vectors.
Grays Harbor Community Foundation
Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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