Tapping Into Community Potential
Engaging Non-Traditional Board Members and Companies to Move Your Volunteer Program Forward
This course was originally held in February 2019. Purchase an on-demand ticket to get access to the recording and materials.
This course is designed to help you increase the pool of volunteers in your area and more effectively communicate with groups you might be missing – specifically focusing on board members and corporate volunteers.
This presentation is designed for people who recruit or engage with volunteers on the program or board level or people who design outreach materials. We’ll be focusing on how to evaluate your existing “face” to the community and how you might be able to adjust this “face” to reach a broader audience.
You will leave with:
- A comprehensive board audit
- A concrete action plan to recruit more diverse board members
- Effective messaging to engage and recruit corporate volunteers
Part 1: Organizational Audit – Exploring Untapped Volunteer Potential in Your Community
In the first session, we’ll lead you through an audit of your nonprofit staff, board, and the surrounding community. We’ll help you identify target groups for outreach and growth while providing useful tips and helpful tricks for engagement. At the end of this session you will have a clear view of untapped groups in your community and how to engage them as volunteers in your work.
Part 2: Engaging Non-Traditional Board Members
In this session, we’ll use the board audit from section #1 and explore ways to recruit and retain board members from non-traditional groups like women, young people, and people of color. This session will explain the value of non-traditional perspectives and prepare you to have this conversation with your existing board members. At the end of this session you will have clear idea of how a diverse board can strengthen your organization and concrete steps to take to engage more people on your board.
Part 3: Corporate Engagement – Building Mutually Beneficial Corporate Relationships
In Session 3 we’ll focus on corporate volunteering. In this section we’ll help you understand the corporate landscape and the variety of reasons that companies choose to engage with community. We’ll help you make a case for companies to engage with your nonprofit and teach you to “talk the talk” of corporate volunteering. At the end of this session you will know how to engage local companies and businesses and present volunteer opportunities with a business lens.
$30 for access to the recorded training and any materials and resources distributed.
Who Should Attend
Volunteer Program Managers, Board Members, Executive Directors, and any nonprofit staff working with volunteers.
About the Speakers
LaTashia Treise – Program Manager, Leadership Development
LaTashia has over 10 years of experience working with non-profits and individuals of various ages, socio-economic status, and cultural backgrounds. LaTashia grew up in a rural town in Iowa where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Buena Vista University in Psychology, Human Services, and a minor in sociology. After graduating, she worked at a local youth shelter working with families and teens teaching behavioral health skills. LaTashia also taught Zumba, performed in theater shows, and volunteered in the community including clean up, community events, and mentoring at-risk youth. Email LaTashia for all things volunteer leadership, undoing institutional racism, and maintaining a positive attitude wherever you go!
Liz Jose – Senior Program Manager, Community Partnerships
Liz has spent the last 10 years doing all things nonprofit. Liz has done it all from running a teen center, developing learning aps for kids, working as a middle school science teacher for social/emotional special needs youth, founding a women’s bicycle organization (WE Bike NYC), and teaching bicycle mechanics to youth and adults. Liz has a Master’s in Sociology of Education from NYU and is a Certified Bicycle Technician from United Bicycle Institute. Whether she is wrenching or lecturing, Liz uses her skills to build community, encouraging those around her to create the world they want to live in. Email Liz for questions about getting your company involved in giving back, finding volunteers for your organization, and how to fix that weird noise your bicycle is making.