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The Power of VolunteersCharging Up People for LeadershipAlyssa FoxSenior Manager, Information DevelopmentNetIQ Corporation...
The Benefits of Using Volunteers    •   First things first: We just can’t do a lot of things without        volunteers!   ...
Cultivating Relationships    •   Greet newcomers to meetings and networking events.    •   Hold social events to get to kn...
Recruiting Volunteers    •   Know and communicate the mission of the        organization.    •   Match volunteer skills/st...
Getting Them Started    •   Orientation or transition meeting    •   Training    •   Welcome packet/materials    •   Curre...
Working With Volunteers    •   Keep in constant communication.    •   Ask “How can I help?”    •   Include them in decisio...
Recognizing Their Efforts    •   Thank-you notes/gifts/phone calls    •   Training/entry to programs    •   Social events ...
Encourage our volunteers.                 Grow them into leaders.                 Rinse and repeat!        Thank you.8   ©...
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The Power of Volunteers

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Energetic volunteers are crucial to the success of non-profit organizations. How do we keep people enthusiastic and interested in working for those organizations and their goals? In this session, you’ll learn tips and tricks for providing spirited leadership to new volunteers, then growing those volunteers into leaders for the next “generation.”

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The Power of Volunteers

  1. 1. The Power of VolunteersCharging Up People for LeadershipAlyssa FoxSenior Manager, Information DevelopmentNetIQ Corporation24 April 2012Spectrum Leadership Day
  2. 2. The Benefits of Using Volunteers • First things first: We just can’t do a lot of things without volunteers! • Volunteers bring diverse viewpoints from varied backgrounds. • Volunteerism provides opportunities for mutually beneficial results. – Organization gets additional help working on goals. – Volunteers get experience in a particular area they’re interested in.2 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Cultivating Relationships • Greet newcomers to meetings and networking events. • Hold social events to get to know people. • Encourage co-workers and friends to attend events. • Raise the visibility of your group or organization.3 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Recruiting Volunteers • Know and communicate the mission of the organization. • Match volunteer skills/strengths/desired tasks to the organization’s needs. *** Ask people to serve! *** • Tell volunteers why you’re recruiting them. • Be specific about what you need. • Ask for their ideas.4 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Getting Them Started • Orientation or transition meeting • Training • Welcome packet/materials • Current information repositories • Experienced people to help them • Short-term goals5 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Working With Volunteers • Keep in constant communication. • Ask “How can I help?” • Include them in decisions. • Consider shorter chunks of time commitment. • Document what you do to make it easier for the next person. • Show how their efforts are making a difference.6 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Recognizing Their Efforts • Thank-you notes/gifts/phone calls • Training/entry to programs • Social events • Recognizing them at meetings/in emails/on website • Nominations for awards7 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Encourage our volunteers. Grow them into leaders. Rinse and repeat! Thank you.8 © 2012 NetIQ Corporation. All rights reserved.

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