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Rethinking Volunteer Retention

In partnership with Volunteer NH, we are pleased to welcome back Beth Steinhorn of VQ Volunteer Strategies for a 5-part virtual series "Leveraging the Power of Volunteers". This is Session 3 in the series. Registration includes all 5 sessions (and recordings) of the series: May 20, 27, June 10, 17, and 24, 10-11:30am. 

The volunteer sector has evolved over generations to leverage the changing landscape of volunteerism, but this past year has certainly delivered more change than ever before. Not only do social, economic, and generational trends affect how individuals volunteer, but the pandemic transformed how organizations attract, engage, and retain qualified volunteers.

What lessons can we learn from the challenges imposed by the pandemic and what role will you, as a leader of volunteers, play in harnessing volunteer power in the months ahead? Join Presenter Beth Steinhorn for an interactive series exploring how volunteer engagement can be core to reopening (not just a side note!) and a vital resource for returning to more normalized operations.

Session 3: Rethinking Retention

Though volunteer rates are rising, individuals are less likely to make long term commitments, especially in a world of uncertainties. Yet, certain best practices can help transform episodic volunteers into repeat volunteers so that you not only deliver valued services but also connect participants to future opportunities for impactful volunteering. Join us in this session to explore changing definitions of retention and learn how some organizations have effectively inspired first time volunteers to return again and again. Participants will learn how to advocate for relevant retention goals and receive tools and strategies to structure episodic volunteer opportunities so that volunteers are more likely to return.

Other Sessions in the Series

Zoom link to access the sessions will be sent to all registrants a day or two in advance.

Session recordings will be sent to all registrants.


About the Presenter

Beth Steinhorn

Beth Steinhorn, President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. 

Learn more about Beth Steinhorn here. 

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, this series can be offered at a low cost to registrants. 

This program has been generously sponsored by Volunteer NH.

Date/Time: Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30 am
Location: Webinar ,
Fees: Series (Five Sessions): Member - $50; Not yet member - $100

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