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Is your association struggling to recruit volunteers? Every action you take influences your members decision to volunteer, become active, stay engaged and return again next year. Volunteer Victories …

Is your association struggling to recruit volunteers? Every action you take influences your members decision to volunteer, become active, stay engaged and return again next year. Volunteer Victories come to those who ask, delegate, and appreciate. Plan for your personal volunteer victory in this interactive session.

Define what it means to be an effective volunteer and board member
Identify how to retain volunteers by delegating tasks that are meaningful and contribute
Create customized ongoing appreciation plans that will grow your volunteer bases for year to come

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  • Leadership is the best personal and profesional giftyoucangivetoyourself.Its is alsooften a road withmany twists and turnsalong the way.My leadership/volunteerismjourney
  • Volunteerismcan at times make people go crazy tomanyjobsto do.No cleardefinedjobdescriptionsNo accountabilityNow is the timeto re-imaginewhat it meansto be a volunteer and what it meansto be a coordinatorofvolunteers – be that as a meeting professional and/or association executive
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  • This session wasconceptualized as waytoutilizetechnology in a new way. Youwill note the session is being broadcast via Skype – todemonstrate a new wayofdeliveringcontentto an audienceAs yourspeaker/host I inviteyoutousetechnology
  • Work on your business Work in your business
  • Volunteering is like the dating game.Don’t sell goods you don’t have. They will find out eventualTruth in advertising
  • Shout ‘em out
  • Have you created a volunteer atmosphere that is warm and inviting?
  • I started to use the term CTRL+ALT+Delete: with a client who was working with a new team. She was totally distraught to give up her “older” higher performing team. Today is about doing one thing to reboot your association for success Apple person – command Q
  • Volunteering is the practice of people working on behalf of others or a particular cause without payment for their time and services. ...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volunteera worker who is hired to perform a jobwordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
  • You are the ones that do this yourself with your career choicesYou are the ones who inspire others to do this with the relationships you build.
  • Dani JohnsonKnoxville TN

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  • 1. Volunteer Victories: Recruit, Retain & Maintain Volunteer Leadership Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP @hduckworth #LSI #leadership Leadership Solutions International
  • 2. @hduckworth
  • 3. Intentions for the SessionDefine what it means to be an effective volunteerboard memberIdentify how to retain volunteers by delegating tasksthat are meaningful and contributeCreate customized ongoing appreciation plans thatwill grow your volunteer bases for years to come
  • 4. Technology Zone: Twitter @hduckworth Text 503 887 4112 Use the chat boxwww.Facebook/leadershipsolutionsinternational www.leadershipsolutionsintl.com Use this as a place to learn and grow.
  • 5. Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMPSpeaker, Trainer & Volunteer:• Travel Portland - US Figure Skating Championships• Inaugural Lance Armstrong Livestrong Ride• Meeting Professionals International• President National Speakers Association• Chair, Component Relations American Society for Association Executives• Leadership Trainer, Green Meetings Industry Council @hduckworth
  • 6. @hduckworth
  • 7. @hduckworthWhat do yousee today? What you visualize, you will actualize
  • 8. 100% @hduckworth
  • 9. The dating game: @hduckworth
  • 10. What traits do you want in a volunteer? @hduckworth
  • 11. What are the benefits of volunteering?
  • 12. What skills should go on my volunteer job description? Personal Skills Shared Board SkillsLeadership Association ExperienceStrategic Thinking Diversity – reflects membershipCommunication Global Mindset (if applicable)Influence Financial ExpertiseLoyalty Association ExperienceBusiness Acumen GovernanceFinancial Skills Strategic Planning
  • 13. Skills Analysis - Individual
  • 14. Skills Analysis - Collective
  • 15. Your 6 Word Job Description @hduckworth
  • 16. Simplify Volunteer Work @hduckworth
  • 17. Why use Volunteers?Greater impact to your vision missionSave organization timeIncrease organizations revenues
  • 18. Volunteer vs. EmployeeIt’s more than the difference between simply a pay check and no pay check.Are you teaching your volunteers this when they work with othervolunteers? @hduckworth
  • 19. How many people do we need?How do we Recruit Volunteers?Honest How much time does it really take? What times of the year are busy on this committee?AuthenticJob Description Specific Start Date/time Specific End Date /timeDelegationLet them own itFollow UpAppreciation @hduckworth
  • 20. Understand Motivations of theperson Learn a skill Share a skill
  • 21. @hduckworth
  • 22. Remember withvolunteers they have achoice and 100’s ofother organizationswould love to have thesame peopleWith volunteers it is allpersonal and passion @hduckworth
  • 23. Recruitment Ideas:Volunteer FairVirtual VolunteerismJob boardVolunteer Manager Use of President Elect, to recruit to their team Track skills of your membersOffer Leadership TrainingTell your own Testimonials about why and how youvolunteer (web, newsletter, in person)
  • 24. Volunteers need to know they are part of something bigger
  • 25. Next Generation Volunteers @hduckworth
  • 26. Tips to Volunteer Recruitment
  • 27. @hduckworth
  • 28. Secrets to Retain Volunteers?Give them ownershipGive them something meaningful to doDemonstrate for them how what they do makes adifference to the organizationMake it easy to volunteerKeep task sizes manageableHave regular committee meetings
  • 29. Listen: Know your members
  • 30. 7 Tips on Successful Volunteerism Work on a cause that means something to you Consider sills you have to offer Do you want to learn something new Combine goals Don’t over commit Think family I never thought of that vs. that will never work
  • 31. Secret Millionaire @hduckworth
  • 32. Ongoing Appreciation
  • 33. No handout?All the links and references for eachof the case studies and more can be www.hollyduckworth.com/tsae @hduckworth
  • 34. Intentions for the SessionDefine what it means to be an effective volunteerboard memberIdentify how to retain volunteers by delegating tasksthat are meaningful and contributeCreate customized ongoing appreciation plans thatwill grow your volunteer bases for years to come
  • 35. Thank You!
  • 36. CTRL+ALT+Delete: How to Reboot your Association for Success Available Early 2013 Releasing control in your association, Looking at alternate strategies &Deleting all that no longer serves your vision to become more efficient and effective Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP
  • 37. Volunteer Victories: Recruit, Retain & Maintain Volunteer Leadership Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP Leadership Solutions International @hduckworth