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Tapping Into Community Potential (Online Partner Series)

Three sessions on Wednesdays starting Jan. 16 ending Jan. 30, 2019


This event is offered in partnership with Washington Nonprofits and Seattle Works

This online course series is designed to help you increase the pool of volunteers in your area and more effectively communicate with groups you might be missing - specifically focusing on board members and corporate volunteers.

Intended Audience: Volunteer Program Managers, Board Members, Executive Directors, and any nonprofits staff who work with volunteers

Participants of this online course will leave with:

  • A comprehensive board audit
  • A concrete action plan to recruit more diverse board members
  • Effective messaging to engage and recruit corporate volunteers

Schedule + Course Outline:

All sessions take place on Wednesdays at 3pm Eastern and last for 60 minutes.

Jan. 16 - Part 1: Organizational Audit - Exploring Untapped Volunteer Potential in Your Community

  • In the first session, we'll lead you through an audit of your nonprofit staff, board, and the surrounding community. We'll help you identify target groups for outreach and growth while providing useful tips and helpful tricks for engagement. At the end of this session you will have a clear view of untapped groups in your community and how to engage them as volunteers in your work.

Jan. 23 - Part 2: Engaging Non-Traditional Board Members

  • In this session, we'll use the board audit from section #1 and explore way to recruit and retain board members from non-traditional groups like women, young people, and people of color. This session will explain the value of non-traditional perspectives and prepare you to have this conversation with your existing board members. At the end of this session you will have clear idea of how a diverse board can strengthen your organization and concrete steps to take to engage more people on your board.

Jan. 30 - Part 3: Corporate Engagement - Building Mutually Beneficial Corporate Relationships

  • In Session 3 we'll focus on corporate volunteering. In this section we'll help you understand the corporate landscape and the variety of reasons that companies choose to engage with community. We'll help you make a case for companies to engage with your nonprofit and teach you to "talk the talk" of corporate volunteering. At the end of this session you will know how to engage local companies and businesses and present volunteer opportunities with a business lenses.

About the Presenters:
LaTashia Treise - Program Manager, Leadership Development, Seattle Works
LaTashia has over 10 years of experience working with non-profits and individuals of various ages, socio-economic status, and cultural backgrounds. LaTashia grew up in a rural town in Iowa where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Buena Vista University in Psychology, Human Services, and a minor in sociology. After graduating, she worked at a local youth shelter working with families and teens teaching behavioral health skills. LaTashia also taught Zumba, performed in theater shows, and volunteered in the community including clean up, community events, and mentoring at-risk youth. Email LaTashia for all things volunteer leadership, undoing institutional racism, and maintaining a positive attitude wherever you go!

Liz Jose - Senior Program Manager, Community Partnerships, Seattle Works
Liz has spent the last 10 years doing all things nonprofit. Liz has done it all from running a teen center, developing learning aps for kids, working as a middle school science teacher for social/emotional special needs youth, founding a women's bicycle organization (WE Bike NYC), and teaching bicycle mechanics to youth and adults. Liz has a Master's in Sociology of Education from NYU and is a Certified Bicycle Technician from United Bicycle Institute. Whether she is wrenching or lecturing, Liz uses her skills to build community, encouraging those around her to create the world they want to live in. Email Liz for questions about getting your company involved in giving back, finding volunteers for your organization, and how to fix that weird noise your bicycle is making.

Cost + Registration
  • MANP Members Save 50%!
  • $30 Members / $60 Nonmembers - Use Discount Code MANP at checkout.
  • All sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.
Registration for this event is managed through our partner, Washington Nonprofits. Click here to register.

Email Tom Lang, Program Manager at Washington Nonprofits, at tom@washingtonnonprofits.org

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