Maximizing Your Investment through Strategic Volunteerism
As funders seek ways to innovate and support their nonprofit partners, a critical resource is hiding in plain sight: the strategic engagement of volunteers. Presented by the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement, “Maximizing Your Investment through Strategic Volunteerism” will explore an effective funding strategy that builds stronger organizations, activates the diverse perspectives of community members, and provides a greater return on investment for grantmaking dollars.
Join Jerome Tennille (Director of Social Impact & ESG at The Uplift Agency); Tracey Bilski (Chair, Time for Good, UJA-Federation of New York); and Dr. Sue Carter Kahl on June 15, 2023 for a conversation on how funders can leverage their funding to support strategic volunteer engagement for nonprofits. The conversation will be moderated by Jeff Glebocki and Betsy McFarland, Co-Directors of the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement.
Together, we’ll discuss:
- practical steps outlining how funders can leverage their funding to support strategic volunteer engagement for organizations
- examples of return on investment for funders currently investing in strategic volunteerism
- how strategic volunteer engagement can further advance racial equity, capacity building and civic engagement
“Maximizing Your Investment through Strategic Volunteerism” is presented in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Independent Sector, and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE).
Learn more about our newly-released resource, Activating the Power of Strategic Volunteer Engagement for a Better World: A Conversation Starter for Funders and Nonprofit Leaders
The Future of Strategic
We celebrated the launch of the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement with an interactive discussion for nonprofits and funders on the future of volunteerism.
Hear from Dr. Sue Carter Kahl (Sue Carter Kahl Consulting) and Dr. Nathan Dietz (Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland) on key findings and insights from their groundbreaking research; Rina Cohen (UJA-Federation of New York) on how funders can advocate for strategic volunteerism; and the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement co-directors on the effort to transform the future of the field.
February 7, 2023
The Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement’s New Reports, Conducted by the Do Good Institute and Dr. Sue Carter Kahl
Funding partners include The Leighty Foundation, The Lodestar Foundation, VolunteerMatch, The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement, and UJA Federation of New York, with technical assistance provided by Independent Sector.