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Building Strong Volunteer Programs

Building Strong Volunteer Programs

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Date(s) - 09/19/2017
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Three-part webinar series from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Tuesdays, September 12, 19, and 26, 2017.

Learn how to strengthen your volunteer program in this three-part webinar series, presented in partnership with Volunteer Centers of Washington, 501 Commons, and Seattle Works. Explore how to harness the full potential of your volunteer force and engage those who can best help your organization.


Session 2: Engaging Millennials: From Stereotypes to Solutions

Presenters: Sylvia Artiga and Liz Jose, Seattle Works

Tuesday, September 19 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST 

In 2016, Pew Research reported that the Millennial generation (ages 18-34) had become the nation’s largest living generation. More and more, nonprofit organizations must look to Millennials to serve as volunteers to run their programs and as leaders to sit on their boards, but many are already struggling to find dedicated, committed individuals. If you believe the headlines, Millennials are simply too self-centered or entitled to serve in the same way as previous generations – the truth is more nuanced. Millennials are looking for connecting and meaning in their work and nonprofit organizations can evolve their messaging to fit the Millennial context. This session is presented by Seattle Works, an organization that has worked to connect volunteers, develop leaders, and build community since Generation X was branded the ‘slacker generation’. Participants will learn:

  • How to message their outreach effectively to Millennial volunteers
  • How to make quick, affordable changes to their volunteer program to increase engagement
  • How to increase retention of Millennial volunteers

For more information visit Washington Nonprofits.

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