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Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network

Managing Volunteers – the Best Employees Money Can’t Buy

Inn at the Commons 200 N Riverside Avenue

About this event

Jim Laden, National Program Director

Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

You know that you are supposed to engage volunteers as part of running a successful program– so how do you go about doing it? In this workshop, we will take a systematic look at managing a volunteer program and individual volunteers from start to finish. Using a framework that you can apply in your own organization and examples of successful volunteer programs, we will cover program design, recruitment, placement, training, supervision, recognition, and risk management. Be ready for 90 minutes packed full of ideas that you can use.

About the Presenter

Jim Laden lives in Portland, OR and is currently the National Program Director for FoodCorps, a rapidly growing non-profit organization dedicated to connecting children to healthy food through a network of AmeriCorps leaders. Prior to that, he worked with AFS Intercultural Programs for 17 years, most recently as Director of Learning and Volunteer Resources. While at AFS, Jim and his colleagues trained hundreds of alumni, volunteers and staff to be more effective trainers. Jim has spent many years living, studying, and traveling overseas, including two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone. He has a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Virginia.

About the Network

Through a unique collaborative arrangement, the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN) on behalf of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) presents this comprehensive training series designed to provide timely information and resources on nonprofit management and fund development practices.

Who Should Attend?

Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network is for executive directors and fund development staff, but all nonprofit leaders will gain a deeper understanding or proven practices, tools, and resources for effective management and development.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire eight session series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders receive:

  • Six trainings in Medford
  • Two trainings in Grants Pass

The RVNN Advisory Committee has partnered with local sponsors to offer subsidized season passes for 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable benefit organizations in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

For the low price of $97, charitable benefit organizations in these counties can purchase a season pass and receive:

  • Six trainings in Medford
  • Two trainings in Grants Pass
  • An introductory one-year membership to NAO
  • As a membership of NAO, organizations will receive additional member benefits including discounts on other state-wide NAO trainings.


$97 Charitable Benefit organizations (501c3) in Jackson and Josephine Counties
$160 Affiliate NAO Members
$260 Nonmembers

Purchase a season pass today!

Individual sessions are not available for this network.

Learn about the RVNN Scholarship Fund.