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Workshop Training or Seminar

Storytelling in Volunteer Engagement

Mazamas Mountaineering Center 527 SE 43rd Ave
Event Contact Person: Quintin Bauer

About this event

As leaders of volunteer engagement we want to share the impact volunteers have in our organization and in the community, but often the information we track doesn’t help us tell that story – The real story of volunteer engagement is so much more than the number of volunteers and hours served.

In this workshop Jennifer Bennett of VolunteerMatch will discuss gathering the right information to inform your story and the key components to good storytelling. She’ll also share how to build support and buy-in for the work volunteers do through compelling storytelling, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work.

During this workshop participants will be asked to explore how they tell the story of volunteer impact in their organization now, and through facilitated group discussion and brainstorming create a story that more accurately shares the work that volunteers do, identify what information could quantify or qualify the impact of that work, and leave with a worksheet and resources to begin telling and sharing that story.

Fee: $60 for members of NOVAA and our partner associations* | $80 non-members