Most nonprofits fall short of understanding the talent management component of attracting, retaining and engaging volunteers within their organizations. Many volunteer departments are mismanaged or misunderstood by leadership with volunteers not being fully cultivated or seen as human capital. This class will provide an overview of today's trends in volunteer engagement, best practices in training, orienting, and supporting volunteers.
*Previous title, Attracting and Retaining the New Volunteer Workforce for Today's Nonprofit Organizations.
Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education to nonprofit sector employees, professionals transitioning to the nonprofit sector, current or prospective board members, or potential or veteran volunteers will benefit from this research-based program.
Course Materials: Text, The New Breed: Understanding and Equipping the 21st Century Volunteer by Jonathan McKee and Thomas W. McKee, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore.
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I have just completed my last course of the program and I have walked away from this experience feeling so much more secure in my understanding of the non-profit sector. All of the courses provided me information that helped me have a deeper understanding of the sector, and each major department in a non-profit-from finance to risk management, to fundraising-what a great program. I highly recommend the Certificate coursework for anyone in the nonprofit sector who want to boost their academic understanding. Excellent program.
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