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Shaping our own organisation - from the top down
Shaping the volunteering landscape

WCVA

Cardiff City Stadium

1 July 2014
Three issues to focus
on
1. Why we need to get the ethos
right for volunteer involvement

2. Why that starts at the top

3...
Why getting the
ethos right is key
• Financial focus

• Sound decision making

• Maximise impact
Why start at the top?
• Organisation wide issue

• Setting the tone

• Don’t forget the board
How can we
influence?
• Demonstrate impact

• Model the way

• Be persistent
Takeaways
• We have to influence from the
top down if we are to create the
right ethos for volunteering

• The senior execu...
Getting in touch
rob@robjacksonconsulting.com

07557 419 074

www.robjacksonconsulting.com

@robjconsulting

www.robjackso...
Shaping our own organisation - from the ground
up
Shaping the volunteering landscape

WCVA

Cardiff City Stadium

1 July 20...
Principles
• Volunteers can be powerful
advocates

• They need to see and grasp the
big picture

• Beware long service and...
Discussion
• What do you do / have you
done before to engage
volunteers in influencing
change?

• What worked and what didn...
Discussion
• What change do you want to
advocate for?

• Why do you want to involve
volunteers in this?

• Why would they ...
Changing
expectations
• Making a difference, not a
contribution

• Limited precious time

• Treated as equals

• Customer /...
Thoughts, reflections & actions
Getting in touch
rob@robjacksonconsulting.com

07557 419 074

www.robjacksonconsulting.com

@robjconsulting

www.robjackso...
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  1. 1. Shaping our own organisation - from the top down Shaping the volunteering landscape WCVA Cardiff City Stadium 1 July 2014
  2. 2. Three issues to focus on 1. Why we need to get the ethos right for volunteer involvement 2. Why that starts at the top 3. How can we influence?
  3. 3. Why getting the ethos right is key • Financial focus • Sound decision making • Maximise impact
  4. 4. Why start at the top? • Organisation wide issue • Setting the tone • Don’t forget the board
  5. 5. How can we influence? • Demonstrate impact • Model the way • Be persistent
  6. 6. Takeaways • We have to influence from the top down if we are to create the right ethos for volunteering • The senior executive has to be on board • We need to practice what we preach and give the whole story • Don’t give up, get support
  7. 7. Getting in touch rob@robjacksonconsulting.com 07557 419 074 www.robjacksonconsulting.com @robjconsulting www.robjacksonconsulting.blogspot. com http://robjackson.thirdsector.co.uk
  8. 8. Shaping our own organisation - from the ground up Shaping the volunteering landscape WCVA Cardiff City Stadium 1 July 2014
  9. 9. Principles • Volunteers can be powerful advocates • They need to see and grasp the big picture • Beware long service and entrenchment • Volunteers are not a homogenous group • Provide support
  10. 10. Discussion • What do you do / have you done before to engage volunteers in influencing change? • What worked and what didn’t work? • What lessons would you share with others? • Feedback
  11. 11. Discussion • What change do you want to advocate for? • Why do you want to involve volunteers in this? • Why would they want to get involved? • What might you need to do to make it happen? • Feedback
  12. 12. Changing expectations • Making a difference, not a contribution • Limited precious time • Treated as equals • Customer / consumer mindset • Skills, talents and experience like never before
  13. 13. Thoughts, reflections & actions
  14. 14. Getting in touch rob@robjacksonconsulting.com 07557 419 074 www.robjacksonconsulting.com @robjconsulting www.robjacksonconsulting.blogspot. com http://robjackson.thirdsector.co.uk
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