GivingTuesday was great and the end of the year donations came in pretty steady so now
your nonprofit organization is beginning to move through 2015. We already have one month almost down! How is your organization building it’s foundation? Are you focusing on strengthening your fundraising message or investing in your volunteer coordination and retention?
What about these 24 hour, 48 hour fundraising events that sneak up on you and a few weeks before the big day your organization is scrambling around trying to scream your message the loudest. Do you want to learn how to gear up for an effective and successful fundraising campaign? COVAAC and Center for Learning Through Service at AACC has a workshop that will help you get focused on the important aspects of online giving. This FREE workshop is offered January 29th 11:30am at AACC in the CADE building Room 219. RSVP to Evette Watson by Monday, January 26, 2015 via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org please place “COVAAC Workshop” in the subject line.
Volunteers are most likely the backbone of your organization. Without volunteers many of the projects, tasks and events wouldn’t happen. So how much time are you investing on creating a sustainable volunteer program? In the publication, A Guide to Investing in Volunteer Resources Management: Improve Your Philanthropic Portfolio, they state, “volunteers augment an organization’s financial and in-kind resources, producing greater value for each dollar invested”. This collaborative publication written in by the UPS Foundation, Association for Volunteer Administration and the Points of Light Foundation looks into the importance of effective volunteer management.
It is time to start investing in your volunteers and AACVC can help! Executive Director Fay Mauro will be sharing her knowledge and experience with volunteer management in two very useful courses offered at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold. The two courses are: Planning a Volunteer Program offered February 24th 6pm-9:30pm and Recruiting & Placing Volunteer offered March 10 6pm – 9:30pm.
You will learn the steps to create, maintain and improve a volunteer program. As an added benefit, AACVC will reimburse the course fee for any of our Premier Partners up to the cost of the Premier Partnership payment. Questions about signing up? Please contact Fay Mauro at the Volunteer Center, 410-897-9207 or email email@example.com
Make 2015 the year of investing in volunteers. The returns will payoff and your organization will be stronger for it.