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Volunteer Coordinators Network: Upcoming Trainings for Volunteer Managers

Effectively Engaging Skills-based Volunteers ($15)

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Time: 9 AM-Noon


All volunteers have skills. What distinguishes skills-based volunteerism is that they are engaged in roles that use their specific abilities, credentials, and experience. Now is more important than ever to harness the power of skills-based volunteers.

You’ll have an opportunity to explore topics such as:

·    Factors unique to skills-based volunteerism

·    Creating strong matches

·    Effectively planning and collaborating on projects

·    Ways to engage volunteers virtually

·    Additional tools and resources to support your volunteer program




Measuring and Communicating Volunteer Impact ($15)

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 10 AM-Noon


How do you communicate the value of your volunteers to your board, funders, community stakeholders, and the volunteers themselves? Does sharing volunteer hours adequately tell the real impact volunteers make?

This session will guide you through the basics of measuring the impact of volunteer work in your organization.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore topics such as:

·    Exploring the real value of volunteers

·    Discovering ways to measure results and impact

·    Discussing ways to communicate results

·    Additional tools and strategies to support your volunteer program




Amplifying Engagement: Deepening Connections with Key Stakeholders During a Pandemic (Free)

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Time: 9:30 AM-11 AM


We worry that our relationships with people we rely on might fade if we can’t be with them in person. However, our current situation offers unparalleled opportunities to strengthen people’s allegiance to our work. This highly interactive workshop will offer practical, no-cost tools you can use right away to engage your key stakeholders, plus ideas for enlisting others to help you.

By the end of the session,

·    You’ll feel connected to other nonprofit leaders who share your struggles

·    You’ll understand the deeper reasons why it’s important to engage leaders and supporters

·    And you’ll have a fresh sense of what’s possible for meaningful virtual engagement

Facilitators Susan Howlett and David Westerlund are both known for leading highly engaging sessions filled with simple solutions to complex problems, presented with humor, stories, and interaction.




About the Skagit Volunteer Coordinators Network: Come to the Skagit Volunteer Coordinators Network to share information and learn from other volunteer management professionals in the community! Find tips and build community with other nonprofits, government agencies, and other community-based initiatives that utilize volunteer support. The monthly meetings feature a peer learning opportunity that consists of a 15-20 minute overview of a volunteer engagement topic, followed by a facilitated discussion. Join us to discuss best practices and solutions to barriers commonly encountered in the volunteer management world. Meetings will also provide an opportunity for all attendees to promote events, training, and resources relevant to volunteer coordinators.

About the Skagit Volunteer Center: A free collaboration service of Community Action of Skagit County, the Skagit Volunteer Center connects 160+ nonprofit organizations with 4,000 volunteers annually. Post your agency’s profile and volunteer opportunities at Call for more information: 360-588-5731.

Contact: If you have any questions about the topic or about the opportunity to present, please contact the Community Engagement Manager, Elizabeth Jennings, at


Community Action of Skagit County

Phone (360) 416-7585 | Fax (360) 416-7599


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