Learning & Event Calendar

Tapping Into Community Potential

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
2:00 pm3:00 pm
NDANO Partner Webinar Series
Tapping Into Community Potential

Members: $30
Nonmembers: $60

Washington Nonprofits

This webinar series will take place Wednesdays, Jan. 16-30 from 2-3 p.m. CT.

NDANO is pleased to partner with Washington Nonprofits to offer you this three-part webinar series.

This course is designed to help you increase the pool of volunteers in your area and more effectively communicate with groups you might be missing - specifically focusing on board members and corporate volunteers.

Who Should Attend
Volunteer program managers, board members, executive directors, and any nonprofit staff working with volunteers

Learning Outcomes
• A comprehensive board audit
• A concrete action plan to recruit more diverse board members
• Effective messaging to engage and recruit corporate volunteers

All sessions take place Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m. Central Time.

Part 1: Organizational Audit – Exploring Untapped Volunteer Potential in Your Community
Jan. 16 - 2-3 p.m. CT

In the first session, you will be lead through an audit of your nonprofit staff, board, and the surrounding community. Learn how to identify target groups for outreach and growth while providing useful tips and helpful tricks for engagement. At the end of this session you will have a clear view of untapped groups in your community and how to engage them as volunteers in your work.

Part 2: Engaging Non-Traditional Board Members
Jan. 23 - 2-3 p.m. CT

In this session, we'll use the board audit from the first session to explore ways to recruit and retain board members from non-traditional groups. This session will explain the value of non-traditional perspectives and prepare you to have this conversation with your existing board members. At the end of this session you will have clear idea of how a diverse board can strengthen your organization and concrete steps to take to engage more people on your board.

Part 3: Corporate Engagement – Building Mutually Beneficial Corporate Relationships
Jan. 30 - 2-3 p.m. CT

In session three the focus is on corporate volunteering. Learn about the corporate landscape and the variety of reasons that companies choose to engage with communities. The presenters will help you make a case for companies to engage with your nonprofit and teach you to "talk the talk" of corporate volunteering. At the end of this session you will know how to engage local companies and businesses and present volunteer opportunities with a business lenses.

All sessions will be recorded and the recording will be available to all registered participants. Participants who are unable to attend one or more of the sessions will still have access to all course materials.

About The Presenters
LaTashia Treise - Program Manager, Leadership Development, Seattle Works
LaTashia has over 10 years of experience working with nonprofits and individuals of various ages, socio-economic status and cultural backgrounds. LaTashia grew up in a rural town in Iowa where she obtained her bachelor's degree from Buena Vista University in psychology, human services, and a minor in sociology. After graduating, she worked at a local youth shelter working with families and teens teaching behavioral health skills. LaTashia also taught Zumba, performed in theater shows, and volunteered in the community including clean up, community events and mentoring at-risk youth.

Liz Jose - Senior Program Manager, Community Partnerships, Seattle Works
Liz has spent the last 10 years doing all things nonprofit. Liz has done it all from running a teen center, developing learning apps for kids, working as a middle school science teacher for social/emotional special needs youth, founding a women's bicycle organization (WE Bike NYC), and teaching bicycle mechanics to youth and adults. Liz has a master's degree in sociology of education from NYU and is a certified bicycle technician from United Bicycle Institute. Whether she is wrenching or lecturing, Liz uses her skills to build community, encouraging those around her to create the world they want to live in.