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NTEN 2006 1-800-Volunteer.org slides

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Presentation about 1-800-Volunteer.org at the 2006 NTEN Conference

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NTEN 2006 1-800-Volunteer.org slides

  1. 1. March 22-24, 2006 Seattle, WA Katherine Watier Director of Marketing & Sales 1-800-Volunteer.org Points of Light Foundation
  2. 2. Background  Used by over 100 Volunteer Centers to recruit, manage and track volunteers year round and during a disaster  Used during Hurricane Emily, Katrina & Rita  Official Registry for Volunteers interested in recovery efforts in AL, MS and LA
  3. 3. 1-800-Volunteer.org Now  Build essential tools for managing unaffiliated volunteers who appear after a disaster Quick registration forms – skills & availability Ability to search database for needed skills New educational campaign – helpindisaster.org
  4. 4. Will be Launched April 2006
  5. 5. Lessons Learned  Developing plans for using technology to manage volunteers needs to happen BEFORE disaster.  With increasing national coverage of disasters, volunteers can not be effectively managed without a database.  Coordinating volunteers requires more than technology – relationships between federal, state and local groups is essential.
  6. 6. Lessons Learned  Developing plans for using technology to manage volunteers needs to happen BEFORE disaster.  With increasing national coverage of disasters, volunteers can not be effectively managed without a database.  Coordinating volunteers requires more than technology – relationships between federal, state and local groups is essential.

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