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Advanced Workshop: Applying Strategies For Engaging Shorter Term Volunteers

Is your organization facing the reality of volunteers making shorter time commitments? Are you wondering how to calculate when it is worth involving a shorter term volunteer and when it is not? This workshop is a deep dive into this perplexing trend. It pulls together the extensive research MAVA has done on shorter term volunteerism over the last three years. You will:
  • Assess where your organization is at regarding the trend.
  • Explore with your colleagues 12 practical strategies for success through shorter term volunteers.
  • Hear tested solutions for working with shorter term volunteers from a panel of volunteer managers who are seeing great results.
  • Leave with an action plan on how your organization can effectively respond to the trend and useful tools such as a workshop outline for training staff and an ROI calculator.

Meet the trainers:
Karmit Bulman is the Executive Director for the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA). She has extensive experience running non-profit organizations and has a strong background of leadership in international, national and statewide coalition building. Before coming to MAVA, Karmit was the executive director of the Conflict Resolution Center and previously served as executive director for Temple Israel, Vail Place and Avenues for Homeless Youth. Her roles have involved financial management, program development, public and community relations, fund raising and oversight of organizational operations. She has a particular passion for facilitation of collaborative processes, conflict assessment, coalition building, executive coaching and consulting, new business development, organizational turnaround, and revenue expansion. Karmit firmly believes that increased volunteer infrastructure can maximize capacity by making it possible for all non-profits and government entities to fulfill their missions.

Liz Erstad-Hicks currently serves as the Community Engagement Manager at Interfaith Outreach, a human service agency addressing suburban poverty. She’s responsible for engaging all sectors of the community to sustain and grow volunteer resources, managing direct service programs, and working cross-departmentally to cultivate relationships and increase organizational resources. In 2014 Liz helped the nonprofit become one of the first in the state of Minnesota to be Service Enterprise certified. She also developed the organization’s first Diversity Statement and currently serves on its Diversity & Inclusion Group to further inclusionary efforts throughout the community. Prior to Interfaith Outreach, Liz worked in youth development and continues to have a passion around issues of education, out-of-school youth programs and equity.

Liz has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, earned a Mini-MBA for Nonprofit Organizations from the University of St. Thomas and has years of experience in Volunteer Leadership. She’s known for the energy and passion she brings to her work, and love for helping neighbors help their neighbors.

Mary Quirk worked on MAVA’s Shorter-Term Volunteerism research while serving as the Executive Director for MAVA. She recognizes how challenging this trends is for organizations and is committed to figuring out how to successfully respond to the trend. Prior to working for MAVA, Mary directed two volunteer based organizations, Southeast Seniors, A Living at Home/Block Nurse Program and Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. She has a master’s degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a master’s degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She has had articles published in Nonprofit World and e-Volunteerism.

Friday, May 12, 2017, 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM
MN Association for Volunteer Administration
1800 White Bear Ave N
Maplewood, MN  55108

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