The need to leverage your volunteers is a constant in the life of any institution. For years we’ve understood that whether serving in friendraising or fundraising roles, successful programs utilize volunteers who offer a critical way to supplement your outreach, advocacy and cultivation efforts. Yet, the volunteer landscape is changing. Different audiences are motivated to volunteer for vastly different reasons. Effective engagement with your volunteer leaders requires an agility that takes into account generational differences, life experiences, goals and desired outcomes.

Join us as we explore emerging trends in volunteer engagement. Step out of the “herding cats” mentality to rethink the paradigm for how you can effectively leverage your leaders to achieve success across the spectrum of advancement activities. This session will blend theory and practical applications with an exploration of best practices (or unusual challenges) from the participants.

Learning Outcomes:

  • What Does the Research Suggest: Current trends in volunteer management
  • Shifting the Paradigm: Customized approaches to working with volunteers
  • The New Realities: Best practices and unusual challenges case studies for round-table discussion

Arthur Peters

Arthur Peters is Executive Director at Archdiocese of Toronto.