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Welcome & Keynote: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Keynote address presented by Dr. Shanita Williams, Associate Vice President of Talent Engagement & Inclusion, Southern New Hampshire University Other speakers: Governor Chris Sununu Gretchen Stallings, Executive Director, Volunteer NH Katie Pazienz …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 15, 2021

Welcome & Keynote Address: The Power of Giving Power Away – 2020 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Keynote address presented by Bryan Bessette, President, Executive Director, & Co-Founder of The Freedom Cafe https://youtu.be/fh5i3CjDv3Q Other Speakers: Governor Chris Sununu Gretchen Stallings, Executive Director, Volunteer NH Larisa Striga, Even …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Volunteer Training Plan

Developing a volunteer training plan helps you to identify: What volunteers need to know to be successful. Effective and efficient ways to communicate this information and build the necessary skills. How to put these pieces together into an effective t …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Volunteer Support Plan

Complete this chart to ensure that each volunteer has a designated support person and a plan for checking in regularly.

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Volunteer Recognition and Encouragement: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Heather Turner, Certified Mentor, Merrimack Valley SCORE https://youtu.be/OBhJHiCJwdY   Session Description: How does your organization recognize volunteers and give them appreciation? Is it through tangible gifts or swag? Do your vol …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Volunteer Position Description

First, write one or two sentences that give a compelling overview of the position and can be used in recruitment efforts. Then, use this tool to draft your position description.

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Virtual Volunteer Role Assessment

Use these questions to assess whether the role is strategic, attractive, and viable as a virtual opportunity. This form is designed to guide conversations among staff and volunteer leaders who are requesting new volunteer positions or seeking to adapt …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Virtual Team Building Checklist

Consider these tactics to build community and teams when partly or entirely virtual. Add your current practices to each or include ideas to enhance your community building efforts.

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Utilizing Volunteer Fundraisers: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Richard Peck, VP of Development and Philanthropy Services, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Session Description: We will cover the following: 1) differing expectations of board members and committee volunteers as compared to development …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 19, 2021

Understanding Your Communication Style to Work Effectively with Others: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Kathy DesRoches, Ed.D., Program Director, MS Leadership & Nonprofit Certificate, Granite State College; Mercedes Hunt, Ph.D., Director of Undergrad Business Programs, Granite State College Session Description: Attend this fun workshop …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 19, 2021

The Single Most Important Question When Designing Volunteer Training

It is important to prioritize the information that you present when training volunteers. Here is some advice on how to focus your efforts. https://youtu.be/n8_FjEQv9c4

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: June 15, 2021

The Fine Line Between Strategic Work and Busy Work

The key to ensuring that volunteer engagement is strategic is finding the overlap between what your organization needs and what today’s volunteers seek out of their service. Here are some things to keep in mind to ensure that your volunteers are not be …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: June 15, 2021

Targeted Recruitment Plan

Answer these questions while referring to the Position Description for which you are recruiting. Pay special attention to the key responsibilities, desired qualifications, and availability to inform your answers. Then, use these answers to complete the …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Staying True to Your Core: Prioritizing Volunteers as a Part of Your Work: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Allison Pudvah, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Southern New Hampshire University; Sara Telfer, Senior Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Southern New Hampshire University Session Description: Are you feeling stuck in the wa …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 19, 2021

Solve and Serve: Using Human-Centered Design – 2020 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Juliana Good, Lead Changemaker Coach, University of New Hampshire Changemaker Education https://youtu.be/5D0DYTq_NBk Session Description: Nearly all work done for the betterment of our world centers around one common theme: human interacti …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Shepherding an Effective Volunteer Program in the Virtual World: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Marc Boyd, Volunteer State President, AARP NH; Karen Ulmer Dorsch, Volunteer, AARP NH; Mary Roberge, Volunteer, AARP NH; Jeannie Tucker, Associate State Director for Outreach & Advocacy, AARP NH Session Description: Three seasoned AARP …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 19, 2021

Selfhood and Service: Infusing Our Identities into Our Service – 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Arria Hauldin, COVID-19 Recovery AmeriCorps Member, Campus Compact New Hampshire https://youtu.be/bbUMp5isrGY Session Description: This session will focus on the individual and how their identities impact the internal and external connecti …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Self-Care in the Technological Age: 2020 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Linda Douglas, Trauma-Informed Services Specialist, New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence https://youtu.be/-GvVNFgLBn4 Session Description: Social media, ever-changing new cycles, and serious FOMO at every turn have …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Relationship-Building with Funders: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Richard Peck, VP of Development and Philanthropy Services, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation https://youtu.be/K6mhC6M3Eq0 Session Description: This session will give you tips on working with funders and potential funders. Topics include …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Recognizing and Addressing Discrimination: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by James McKim, Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition Session Description: Are you aware that 100% of people are biased but most do not know it? Would you recognize a microaggression when you see it? Do you understand the impact of microa …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 15, 2021

Recognition Brainstorm

Use this checklist to inspire additional ways to acknowledge the impact that volunteers have on your organization regardless of where they serve (onsite or virtually). Consider ways to recognize and acknowledge all volunteers for their tangible and las …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Overcoming Barriers to Effective Delegation

https://youtu.be/Ty97I3Zfx8A

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: June 15, 2021

Needs Assessment

Use this worksheet to guide an activity with colleagues – or to inform a survey or other facilitated activity designed to identify needs that could be addressed by volunteers. After introducing the activity, share this template and have individuals com …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates
Date added: March 11, 2021

Motivating Volunteers with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: 2020 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Michele Lapierre, Program Manager, Senior Companion Program, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc; Kathleen Stuart, Program Coordinator, Senior Companion Program, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 29, 2021

Lessons from the Pandemic: Politics, Policy & Advocacy – 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Stephen Pimpare, Principal Lecturer, University of New Hampshire Manchester https://youtu.be/Ws73M5qlUyc Resources: 2021 Session Slides 2020 Full-Length Conference Session

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Leading with Purpose: Leadership Development the New Politics Way – 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Max Klau, Chief Program Officer, New Politics Leadership Academy https://youtu.be/Ez4z0vFxn8Q Session Description: The New Politics Leadership Academy recruits and supports servant leaders to run for elected office.  Our work is grounded i …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

Leading with Impact: Writing Compelling Volunteer Recruitment Messages

An effective recruitment message starts with the impact that the volunteer will have. Here are some tips for creating a message that will appeal to qualified prospective volunteers. https://youtu.be/MM1K8JhRjgo

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: June 15, 2021

It’s Not As Hard As You Think: Grantwriting for Small Shops and Beginners – 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Cassandra Mason, Chief Grants Officer, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Katie Collins, Director of Development, Capitol Center for the Arts https://youtu.be/b_29gZnHp84 Session Description:  Competition for grant funding can be stee …

Resource Type(s): Tools and Templates, Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

How to Have Difficult Conversations Regarding a Discrimination Situation: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by James McKim, Managing Partner, Organizational Ignition https://youtu.be/E1ssDa9N7Q4 Session Description: Someone says something to you that is disrespectful of your heritage. You witness behavior that has sexist overtones. You observe a co …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021

How Changing Culture in the Workplace Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety: 2021 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism

Presented by Jed Fiato, FEMA Regional Preparedness Liaison, Fors Marsh Group https://youtu.be/haMMIt5ANZk Session Description: There is always a lot of buzz around changing institutions. Well, what if we could change our institutions by charging our wo …

Resource Type(s): Videos and Trainings
Date added: July 27, 2021