[act-ma] TONIGHT: Effective Volunteer Engagement (SoJust ProfDev)

Robbie Samuels send2robbie at gmail.com
Mon Jun 6 09:51:18 PDT 2016

Next month's ProfDev: Monday, July 11 - Intercultural Communication in the
presented by Robbie Samuels

TONIGHT at 6pm (online registration closes at 5pm):

Need (volunteer) help with your charitable endeavors?

Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev on Effective Volunteer
Engagement on Monday, June 6, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at the NonProfit Center by
South Station.

Fee: $15 advance/$30 door is split with the trainer.
Limited space - register ahead of time at www.SoJust.org.
Credit cards accepted online. Cash only at the door (if space
available). *Newcomers
always welcomed!*

Effective Volunteer Engagement
Why should we engage more people in our work, beyond helping us literally
complete the work? How do we attract and engage motivated volunteers who
will further our charitable work? We will consider motivation, from the
benefits of volunteering, to our needs and the effort required to
manage/support volunteers. No prior knowledge expected - we'll be
discussing fundamentals. Participants will come away with a position
description template, soft skills to consider, and strategic approaches for
customized volunteer recruitment and engagement.


Lori Tsuruda is the founder and executive director of People Making a
Difference® (PMD), a non-profit which organizes one-time, hands-on
volunteer projects for individuals who work in teams to assist
community-based charities, and trains and assists nonprofit leaders in
quality volunteer management. She recruits and manages 750+ volunteers/year
and helps charities and companies improve their community involvement
programs. Over the past 24 years, she has engaged more than 8,100 PMD
volunteers in 1,155+ service projects helping 137 charities in Greater
Boston. She has led the Directors of Volunteer Administration (DOVA) in
Boston for more than a decade. As a volunteer for her alma mater, she led
her 25th reunion class in donating more than $1M.

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Socializing for Justice - www.sojust.org

SoJust hosts events that draw progressives of all stripes that share common
values but may work on different issues. We host monthly socials that allow
for the possibility of cross-issue connections and run a monthly ProfDev
Series, hosted by The NonProfit Center*, which provides access to
affordable professional development to increase our individual capacity for
movement building.

With 3000 members and nearly 10 years of creating a diverse cross-issue
community in Boston (215+ events!), Socializing for Justice is the best
place to find the great people, organizations and community you're looking
for while putting the SOCIAL back in social justice.

YES, WE MEAN YOU. We've got members of all ages, races, genders, sexual
orientations, levels of activism and professions. We hope you see someone
like yourself and meet someone you otherwise wouldn't have.

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