Events & Webinars

Upcoming Webinars


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: 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 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.


On-Demand Webinars

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.

    WEBINAR: Volunteer Background Screening: What Are You Missing?

    5/5/2016 2:00:00 PM

    Presenter: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director of Verified Volunteers and Christine Sbatella, Vice President, Product Management & Global Operations at Verified Volunteers

    Volunteer background screening can range from instant, low-quality database checks, to comprehensive checks which search the primary source of information. But even the highest quality criminal background check can reveal gaps in your volunteer screening program.

    Why? Because searches using fraudulent information may return a criminal history that does not belong to your prospective volunteer – or worse, a clear record for a convicted criminal.

    This webinar gives you a deeper understanding of:

  • Gaps that can exist in even the most robust background check
  • How you can fill those gaps to build the most complete profile of your volunteers
  • Best practices for using identity authentication products as part of your background check
    • To watch this webinar, click here.

      WEBINAR: 7 Things You Need to Know About Volunteer Background Checks in 2016

      2/10/2016 2:00:00 PM

      Presenter: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director of Verified Volunteers and Laura Stroud, Former Volunteer Support Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado

      We all know background screening is integral to the success of a volunteer program. Things get tricky though when deciding what type of screening is right for your organization. Who should you screen, when should you screen them, and how much should you spend to get the best results?

      This webinar reveals key findings from our recent research, Volunteer Screening Trends & Best Practices Report: 2016, to give you a deeper understanding of:

      • What the biggest screening misperceptions are – and the sad truth about “super” searches
      • Who and when you should be screening
      • How to get the highest quality screens without spending a fortune
      • How leveraging your screening tools can make recruiting volunteers easier and less expensive

      To watch this webinar, click here.

      WEBINAR: Volunteer Screening 2016: Research Results and Insights

      11/5/2015 2:00:00 PM

      Presenter: Katie Zwetzig, Executive Director of Verified Volunteers and Toby Chalberg, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Points of Light

      Our recent survey of more than 350 volunteer managers, executive directors, and other volunteer program professionals across the U.S. asked questions on volunteer background screening practices, processes, and expectations for 2016. This webinar reveals key research results,  insights on best practices and where opportunities lie to improve the quality of your screening program, including:

      • How your organization compares to other volunteer programs and where potential gaps may exist in your volunteer screening program
      • The biggest screening challenges for volunteer programs and trends in rescreening
      • Top priorities for improving your volunteer screening program
      • How your peers view the state of volunteerism in 2016

      To watch this webinar, click here.

      WEBINAR: It’s Budget Season. Is Your Volunteer Program Ready?

      9/17/2015 2:00:00 PM

      Presenter: Amy Lytle, Executive Director of HandsOn Northwest North Carolina

      Funding for volunteer programs is often at the mercy of higher-level managers, directors, and board members. You know which resources you need to build and maintain an effective and impactful volunteer program, but how do you make a compelling case to those who control the budget?

      In this webinar, you’ll learn how to effectively measure and report on the financial and non-financial impact of your program, to show a return on investment (ROI) that matters. You will get a firm understanding of:

       

      • How you can increase the transparency, accountability, innovation, and credibility of your volunteer program – and how doing so will benefit you and your program.
      • How strategic investments in volunteer infrastructure increase cost-savings, client service capacity, efficiencies, and visibility – and help you build a stronger potential donor base.
      • The downsides of not making strategic investments in nonprofit volunteer programs.

      To watch this webinar, click here.

      WEBINAR: Risk Management for Your Volunteer Program: Get a Plan

      7/22/2015 3:00:00 PM

      Presenters: William Henry, Executive Director of Volunteers Insurance Service Association, Inc., and Tom Klein, Executive Director, Verified Volunteers

      Stumped or intimidated at the thought of creating a comprehensive risk management program for your volunteer organization? Or do you have a risk management program in place, but you’re not confident it is as thorough as it should be?

      Attend this webinar to learn the specific risks involved in volunteer engagement, and how you can implement risk management policies, plans, practices, and processes – most of which cost little or nothing except some planning time. We’ll cover:

      • What risk management is and why it’s important for volunteer programs
      • Which elements should be included
      • How you can improve your current risk management program – and make sure you are covering all bases

      To watch this webinar, click here.

      WEBINAR: 5 Secrets to Volunteer Recruitment Success

      5/13/2015 2:00:00 PM

      Presenter: Gyasi Parker-Ross, Director of Programs, L.A. Works

      “How do I recruit and retain volunteers?”

      Are you asking yourself this very question? You’re not alone. Your peers are experiencing the same challenges and seeking insights from experts who can help solve this perennial problem.

      This webinar will make you rethink your current program and provide actionable ideas to improve your volunteer recruitment and retention strategy.   

      You will learn to better understand:    

      • Your volunteer needs – what are they?
      • Where you should be investing your dollars
      • What your onboarding and training programs should include
      • How to establish volunteer leaders
      • How to keep your volunteers coming back

       

      To watch this webinar, click here.