A Time to be Bold: Engaging Volunteers in a Shifting Environment
As Minnesota moves to a “new normal” for nonprofits and governmental organizations, the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) conducted a follow-up study to our 2009 and 2010 reports on the status of volunteerism and volunteer programs during changing economic times. In early 2013, 320 leaders of volunteers and nonprofit managers across the state responded to a survey. Several themes emerged in the findings:
2011 and 2009 Reports on the Status of Minnesota Volunteer Programs in a Shifting Environment
Click here for 2009 survey results.
It is not business as usual. To address these unprecedented times, MAVA seeks to provide resources to help leaders of volunteers better understand what is changing and learn strategies to address the changes.
Power Points and Handouts from A Time to Be Bold: 12/4/09
Handouts: Engaging Volunteers in a Shifting Environment
- Streamlining volunteer intake - Janene Riedeman, Director of Volunteer Services, St. Cloud Hospital
- Partner with staff to maximize volunteer role in achieving mission - Jean Nierenhausen, Director of Volunteer Services Minnesota Historical Society
- “Take the bulls by the horn” - How to get control on responding to the shifting environment - Gail Peterson, Senior Director of Volunteer Services, Courage Center
- Gaining management support - Deb Waggoner, VP of Human Resources, Courage Center
Decision Making Matrix for Evaluating New Opportunities
Polly Roach, Vice President- Strategic Services, Mentoring Partnership of MN
Notes from 12/4 Symposium
Thank you to the Otto Bremer Foundation, the St. Paul Foundation and the Initiative Foundation for funding, in part, the efforts to bring these resources to leaders of volunteers in Minnesota.