Advanced Practices

Our Advanced Practices volunteer management training series is designed to take you from a volunteer manager to a volunteer leader. While our Introductory Approaches and Core Components series discuss the essential elements of volunteer management, our Advanced Practices webinars help you develop effective leadership skills and provide the strategic framework necessary for an effective volunteer program at your organization.

The content provided in these webinars will encourage you to take a holistic approach to your volunteer program and challenge you to rethink how volunteers fit into your organization. Plus, we’ll address common challenges leaders of volunteers are often faced with, like what to do when your colleagues don’t think volunteers are worth the investment. These trainings answer the hard questions you’ll grapple with in your role as a volunteer manager, including:

  • What does “soft risk” mean in the context of volunteer engagement? Am I doing enough to protect my volunteers, volunteer program and organization?
  • How can I keep my volunteers interested, involved and engaged for the long haul?
  • What do I do when I need to ask a volunteer to leave?
  • How is my organization culture limiting volunteer involvement? Is there anything I can do to change that?
  • Why do I need a strategic plan for volunteer engagement and what goes into one?

Advanced Practices webinars approach topics from a wider, theoretical perspective. Although you can take these webinars in any order, basic knowledge of volunteer management practices may be helpful.

Managing an Aging Volunteer Corps

So many programs and organizations depend on volunteers that have been with them for years. What happens when those volunteers start to get older?
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Thursday, 4/11
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program

How do you know if your volunteer program is a success?
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Thursday, 3/28
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

How can you keep volunteers interested, involved and engaged for the long haul? Find out in this webinar.
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Tuesday, 3/12
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

In this webinar, you'll learn everything you need to know in order to create a volunteer engagement plan for your organization.
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Tuesday, 2/5
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

What do you need to know about soft risk to protect your volunteers, your volunteer program, and your organization?
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Thursday, 1/31
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

Join this free webinar to learn the critical skills to help you facilitate difficult volunteer transitions.
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Tuesday, 1/15
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

Learn how to share the impact your volunteers have on your organization and in the community in a compelling way.
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Thursday, 1/10
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

In this webinar you'll learn strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.
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Thursday, 12/13
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

Learn how to create a culture of inclusion and understand how your organization culture might be shaping or limiting volunteer involvement.
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Thursday, 12/6
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free

The CVA Credential: A Mark of Excellence

Join this free webinar, hosted only once a year, to learn more about the CCVA and the process for applying for and receiving your CVA.
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Wednesday, 2/21
11:00 PT / 2:00 ET
Free