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Identify & Support Your Dream Team

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Linda LysakowskiFundraising Volunteers
Led by Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Are your fundraising volunteers being put to effective and efficient use? Do they contribute to all aspects of your development program?

Learn to implement the various roles volunteers can play that will increase the results of your fundraising efforts.

Fundraising volunteers can do more than answer the phone, stuff envelopes, and help deliver services.

A well-trained efficient cadre of volunteers is the envy of every nonprofit that doesn't have that asset.

This seminar will discuss: where to find fundraising volunteers, how to recruit them and how to keep them involved and energized by offering them orientation, support, education and recognition.

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Directors, Development Staff, Board Members and Volunteers -- anyone who works with fundraising volunteers or helps set policies for their work in your agency.

You Will Learn To:

  • List ways to effectively use volunteers in all aspects of fundraising
  • Develop position descriptions for volunteer fundraisers
  • Develop a recruitment plan for fundraising volunteers
  • Develop an orientation and education program for fundraising volunteers
  • List the staff support necessary for fundraising volunteers

Session Outline:

  • The Role of Volunteers in Fundraising
    • Planning
    • The annual fund
    • Capital campaigns
    • Planned Giving
    • The Role of the Board
  • Recruiting Fundraising Volunteers
    • Defining Roles
    • Position Descriptions
    • Where to find volunteers
    • Making the “ask”
  • Keeping Fundraising Volunteers Involved & Energized
    • Volunteer Orientation
    • Staff Support
    • Volunteer Education
    • Volunteer Recognition

What People Said About This Seminar

"Loved hearing about the businessperson teams for corporate fundraising because it made me think of applications for my membership organization."
Sundra Flansburg
World Neighbors

"The wide scope of topics covered with regard to the utilization of volunteers [was very positive] -- I appreciated touching on so many areas and applications."
Michelle Redding
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud, MN

"[The seminar] helped to identify areas that we need to build on to effectively use our volunteers. Building the plan is the next step."

About Linda Lysakowski, ACRFE:

Recruiting and Training Rundraising VolunteersLinda Lysakowski, ACFRE is one of fewer than 100 people worldwide to hold the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive designation. She is the author of Recruiting and Training Fundraising Volunteers. The President and CEO of Capital Venture, she was named Eastern Pennsylvania’s “Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year” in 2001, Linda received this same honor from the Las Vegas Chapter in 2004. In April 2006 she received the Barbara Marion Award for Outstanding Service to AFP. A magna cum laude graduate of Alvernia College, Linda is also a graduate of AFP’s Faculty Training Academy.

A featured speaker nationwide, Linda has trained more than 10,000 professionals and volunteers in areas of fundraising and philanthropy. Linda's newest book is, The Development Plan (Wiley & Sons, 2007).

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