Fun news! I was notified today about my selection as a presenter at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering & Service hosted in New Orleans this June. My workshop will focus on helping organizations utilize the concept of strategic volunteering. With over 4,500 people expected to attend, this is going to be so exciting!
Here's my official workshop description:
Strategic Volunteering: Preparing Your Organization to Meet the Demand (1866)
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: MCCNO Room: 355
Opportunities for volunteers to align their professional development with their community service efforts are increasingly in demand. Learn what potential volunteers are looking for in strategic volunteering opportunities and how you can effectively structure your program to meet this demand. Get an insider's look at how to set your volunteer opportunities apart from others offered in your community and leverage the potential to create new corporate relationships...remember, the support dollars often follow great volunteer experiences! Leave with actionable next steps and templates to get you jump started.
About NCVS: Convened by Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service, the annual event provides attendees with an opportunity to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative plenary sessions, workshops, special events, service projects, exhibits, specialized corporate tracks and more. As the world's largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, all are invited to join us in New Orleans. If you or your organization deals with volunteers in any capacity, this is an event you do not want to miss!