Events & Webinars

Upcoming Webinars


WEBINAR: Volunteer Background Screening: Ask Us Anything! (seriously, ANYTHING)

7/19/2017 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers
Christina Brown, Vice President, Client Experience, Verified Volunteers
Lee Doucette, Manager, FIRST Youth Protection Program

The path to truly understanding the complexities of volunteer background screening is usually laden with many questions. In this webinar, we will address the most commonly-asked questions we hear about compliance and best practices – then open the floor to you for a live, ‘super-sized’ Q&A session.

Our volunteer screening experts will share:

  • Top 3 tips for creating and managing a successful screening program
  • What background screening sources and databases exist, and which ones to consider for your organization
  • How to run an efficient screening program on a limited budget

To watch this webinar, click here.


On-Demand Webinars

WEBINAR: Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 3: Engaging Volunteers for Impact & Success

6/15/2017 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

Demonstrating results goes beyond counting the number of volunteers in your program and the hours of service they provide.

In part three of this three-part series, you will learn:

  • new trends in measuring and defining success;
  • using work plans for documenting impact and success; and
  • presenting ways to measure volunteer impact.

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 2: Recruiting & Onboarding

5/11/2017 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

Can you imagine what would be possible if all staff and volunteers served as talent scouts on behalf of your organization?

In part two of this three-part series, we will explore:

  • developing a volunteer cultivation plan;
  • establishing a screening process; and
  • ensuring that onboarding leads to a good match between volunteers and the volunteer position.

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: Enhancing the Volunteer Lifecycle, Part 1: Developing Position Descriptions

4/13/2017 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

A well designed position description is vital to ensuring a volunteer role is strategic, attractive, and appropriate for a volunteer. Through tools and a case study, this webinar will illustrate how developing a strong position description can lead to success.

In part one of this three-part series, you will learn:

  • the elements of a well-crafted position description;
  • who should be involved in writing it and whether it is ever negotiable; and
  • suggested steps for using position descriptions as recruitment tools.

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: 5 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2017

2/9/2017 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers

Christina Brown, Vice President, Client Experience, Verified Volunteers

Doss Church, CEO, Galaxy Digital

Background screening can be a key contributor to a successful volunteer program. As volunteer populations and organizations change however, so should your approach to screening.

This webinar reveals key findings and insights from our recent research into volunteer screening trends and best practices to help you benchmark your program. You will also have the opportunity to engage in live Q&A with our industry experts.

The topics we’ll cover include:

  • The changing legislation around volunteer background screening – and what you need to do to keep up
  • How to make the most of your volunteer program management budget
  • Why data can help you better leverage your volunteer management system for screening and recruiting – saving you and your organization time and money

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: Volunteer Screening 2017: Research Results and Insights

11/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers

Toby Chalberg, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Points of Light

Our recent survey of over 700 volunteer managers, executive directors and other volunteer program professionals across the U.S. asked questions about volunteer background screening practices, processes and expectations for 2017. This webinar reveals key research results, insights on best practices and where opportunities lie to improve the quality of your screening program.

Join this complimentary webinar to learn:

  • How your organization compares to other volunteer programs and where potential gaps may exist
  • The biggest screening challenges for volunteer programs and how to overcome them
  • Trends in volunteer background screening and rescreening and how they compare to research from 2016

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: Empowering Volunteers to Lead

10/20/2016 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Emily Holthaus, National Director, Social Responsibilty, Y-USA

Andrea Lee, Project Manager, Social Responsibility, Y-USA

Volunteering unifies people for a simple mission – to transform lives and strengthen communities through the power of connection. When we unite people through a common goal, we inspire change and contribute to a stronger, more connected society. And when volunteers are empowered to design and execute their own service opportunities, the impact is even greater.

During this webinar you will learn:

  • Best practices to empower volunteers and improve your program impact using a national model program working in 400+ neighborhoods nationwide
  • Strategies to encourage helpers to engage in their own volunteer service roles and opportunities
  • How to design a “volunteer led” program model within your organization

To watch this webinar, click here.

WEBINAR: The Lifecycle of a Volunteer, Part 3: When It’s Just Not Working Out

8/4/2016 2:00:00 PM

Presenter:

Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

As with your paid employees, volunteers  must be a good fit for your organization. If they are not, what do you do?
 
In part three of this three-part series, you’ll learn how to manage volunteers in, and out, of your organization by:

  • Setting your organization and your volunteers up for success
  • Recognizing early signs of problems and effectively addressing  issues with the individuals involved
  • Knowing what to say when releasing volunteers in a way that lessens the blow on their morale and your organization’s reputation
  • To watch this webinar, click here.

    WEBINAR: The Lifecycle of a Volunteer, Part 2: Training and Retaining

    7/21/2016 2:00:00 PM

    Presenter:

    Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

    A well-executed training program is as important for volunteers as it is for the people training them. Engagement on both sides is key to the success of your volunteer onboarding program and, ultimately, to retention.
     
    In part two of this three-part series, we help you understand:

  • Best practices for developing and implementing a training program that supports professional development for staff and volunteers
  • Trends in volunteer training and how to identify which methods are right for your organization
  • How to measure the success of and improve your training program to increase retention rates
  • To watch this webinar, click here.

    WEBINAR: The Lifecycle of a Volunteer, Part 1: Interviewing Best Practices

    6/16/2016 2:00:00 PM

    Presenter:

    Beth Steinhorn, President, JFFixler Group

    What’s the difference between interviewing staff and interviewing volunteers? Finding the right volunteers for your organization is not always a case of asking one-size-fits-all questions.
     
    In part one of this three-part series, you will learn:

  • How to set interviewing goals that meet the needs of your organization and the volunteer
  • Which volunteers should be interviewed what questions you should ask
  • Who from your organization to include in the interview
  • How interviewing complements your volunteer background screening program
  • Tips for making an offer
  • To watch this webinar, click here.