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Strategies to Build Your Business Volunteer Army

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Strategies to Build Your Business Volunteer Army

Volunteers are a critical component of any arts organization. From ushers to fundraising, to pro-bono consulting and board service, volunteers expand the capacity of a nonprofit. Congruently, volunteering is a key component of employee engagement and a much sought after opportunity for most businesses.


In the following article from the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Diane Knoepke discusses how volunteer programs can make employees feel more engaged on the job, learn new skills or improve their existing skills, and increase interaction between junior and senior employees, and how we can bring this information into conversations with corporate partners about designing volunteer programs:

 

"How to Capture a Company’s Interest in Your Volunteer Program"

 

In the upcoming Americans for the Arts webinar Business Speak - Can we talk? Strategies on How to Build and Fund Successful Volunteer Programs, our speaker panel will discuss how businesses often promote volunteerism as one of the key elements of employee engagement, and how arts organizations are looking for ways to increase involvement with skilled volunteers. Join us on April 25 to learn practical strategies on how to build and fund a successful volunteer program in your community.

 

Business Speak - Can we talk? Strategies on How to Build and Fund Successful Volunteer Programs
(April 25, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT, 2:00 PM CDT, 1:00 PM MDT, 12:00 PM PDT)

 

This webinar is part of the 'Business Speak: Can We Talk?' Series (5 Webinars).
To view more information on or order the entire series, click here.

 

Be sure to visit our tool-kit "Working for Volunteers" for information about how to effectively engage skills-based volunteers.

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