As volunteer managers you know the critical role volunteers play in helping achieve your organization’s mission. Even still, sometimes our organization may view volunteer management as “herding cats,” instead of recognizing the esteemed role our volunteers play. Reframing our volunteer management practices to be more mindful and inclusive takes work.
Join Kate Heinen, Coordinator of Community Engagement at MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), to learn about shifting language and creating inclusive policies for volunteers to encourage a human-centered approach. Participants will gain practical tips to help elevate volunteerism at their organization and show our volunteers the essential work they provide.
Then, we’ll use breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions. You will have the opportunity to share your volunteer management policies and practices, ask questions about retaining volunteers during COVID, and gain new insight from your nonprofit peers.
This is a program of the Let's Connect Virtual Discussion Series.
Kate Heinen, MSW, works as the Coordinator of Community Engagement at the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA) where she manages the recruitment, engagement, and training of MOCSA’s direct service volunteer program. Kate also serves on the board for Kansas City Womxn in Film & Media (KCWIFM) a 100% volunteer lead organization and serves as the co-chair for the Women’s Equality Coalition of Greater Kansas City. Kate is passionate about community activism, policy advocacy, and making sure we treat volunteers with the mindfulness and respect they deserve.
Your active participation is highly encouraged. No one has all of the solutions, but everyone has something worth contributing. Your small group discussion participation will help others share, grow, and learn.
Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series
What’s the best way to stay connected? Turn to your nonprofit network. Join Nonprofit Connect for facilitated discussions with your nonprofit peers every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. We will select a new topic each week, and invite you to tune in for learning and sharing. Winter 2021 Let's Connect sessions include:
Disclaimer: Discussions will be recorded and shared as a resource, so participation means you may be recorded as well.