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Success with Nonprofit Volunteers

March 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Silicon Valley SCORE
234 E. Gish Road
Suite 100 San Jose
CA 95112
Silicon Valley SCORE

Learn how to recruit, motivate and retain volunteers for your nonprofit

The class can be taken stand alone or as part of continuing education credit workshops titled, “Non Profit Resource Development”. To learn more, please contact Mary Anne Burke at . This is a great opportunity to increase your skills in the nonprofit world and to add to your resume. For ceu credit you will need to take two additional classes: Grant Writing Workshop and Grant Writing II and Fundraising Workshop.

Volunteers is a two-hour workshop for nonprofit staff and leaders and newcomers in nonprofit businesses. The focus of this presentation supports nonprofit startups and staff and leadership of existing nonprofits. This is a popular class so please sign up early. Excellent learning experience for all nonprofit staff.

As nonprofit staff funding becomes scarce, the need for a well trained and informed volunteer staff is essential to meet labor shortage needs and support added services. The simplified process for recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers is based on a book titled Recruiting Volunteers: A Guide for Non-Profits by Mary Ann Burke and Carl Liljenstolpe. 

You will learn how to:

  • Reassess your use of volunteers
  • Identify new functional roles for volunteers
  • Consider innovative recruiting strategies
  • Design a comprehensive volunteer training
  • Create ongoing volunteer evaluations
  • Cross-train volunteers for leadership

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate how you can use volunteers in your organization
  • Clarify your organization’s mission and use of volunteers
  • Identify how to use volunteers in various capacities
  • Understand volunteer recruitment strategies
  • Increase your use of volunteers in new leadership roles

About The Speaker

Mary Ann Burke

Mary Ann Burke has served as a credentialed parent education volunteer development trainer and fund development adjunct professor for over thirty years in California’s schools. She is the author of four Corwin Press Books on parent and community engagement in schools. Her Recruiting Volunteers and Simplified Grantwriting books highlight how communities can partner together to use volunteers as leaders and as a resource to support services and resources for families and schools. Dr. Burke has presented volunteer training and development, school-community engagement, and fund development strategies at numerous state and national parent and community engagement events. Dr. Burke has an Ed.D. with a focus on Educational Economics and Finance from the University of Southern. She is a certified California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Chief Business Officer.