A Nonprofit Gamechanger: Volunteer Engagement Strategy

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Date(s) - January 25, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm


Fee: $25 with discount code
Register at: https://iowanonprofitalliance.org/event/Volunteer-Engagement

Common Good Vermont is delighted to announce Iowa Nonprofit Alliance’s virtual event. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

When done correctly, volunteer engagement is not just a “nice to have” component of your organization, but instead a critical strategy to extend your mission and budget while engaging the community as key stakeholders in your work. Learn how combining strategy, leadership support, and effective training of staff can be a gamechanger for your organization’s volunteer engagement. We’ll discuss what a volunteer can and can’t do, the role of staff, and resources available to enhance your strategy and fund the process.

For Executive Directors and Senior Leadership


Registration Instruction: Use the code INApartner24 to register at the discounted rate.

About the Presenters:

Michelle Raymer is the Senior Program Officer for Engagement and Infrastructure at Volunteer Iowa, where she supports communities in utilizing volunteerism to meet local needs. She also serves as a trainer and coach for the national Service Enterprise Initiative. With over 15 years of national service, nonprofit program development, and volunteer engagement experience, she provides training and technical assistance to Iowa nonprofits and government agencies on volunteer engagement best practices. She is a graduate of Central College, holds her Master of Public Administration from Drake University, and is the current Board President of the national Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE).

Lauren Finke, Executive Director of the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley (VCCV), is a critical player in the role of promoting and supporting effective volunteerism in the community. She has been with the VCCV since 2008, collaborating with community partners, employers, and volunteer leaders throughout the Cedar Valley. Lauren organizes and facilitates consultations and trainings on all aspects of volunteer programming, ensuring local nonprofits are prepared to manage and engage community volunteers. Lauren lives in Cedar Falls with her husband and 4 young children. Together they enjoy being active outside together digging in the garden, catching a football or baseball game, and drinking McDonalds Coke.