Unlocking the Power of Strategic Volunteer Engagement for Nonprofit Executives
Nonprofit executives are in a challenging position. While organizations are experiencing unprecedented demand for services, the industry faces a workforce shortage, and executives and funders lack alignment on how to move forward to a solution.
Jermaine Myrie (MENTOR); Alisha Rulapaugh (Northeast Iowa Food Bank); and Dr. Sue Carter Kahl discuss how nonprofits can leverage strategic volunteer engagement to achieve their goals. The conversation is moderated by Jennifer Bennett, Director of Education and Training at VolunteerMatch, and Betsy McFarland, Co-Director of the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement.
Unlocking the Power of Strategic Volunteer Engagement for Nonprofit Executives is presented in partnership with the National Council of Nonprofits, Independent Sector, and VolunteerMatch with additional support from The Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
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
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” explored 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 for a conversation on how funders can leverage their funding to support strategic volunteer engagement for nonprofits. The conversation was moderated by Betsy McFarland, Co-Director of the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement.
Presented in partnership with Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), Independent Sector, and Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE).
The Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement’s New Reports, Conducted by the Do Good Institute and Dr. Sue Carter Kahl
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.
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.