Using Social Media in Volunteer Management

 The next DOVIA-LA meeting will be Friday, July 20, 2012, 9:30am-Noon, at the Braille Institute. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager?

How can you use sites like Facebook, and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities, recruit new volunteers and communicate and build relationships with your current volunteers? This session will discuss a variety of social media channels as important tools to include in your volunteer engagement plan.

Join Jennifer Bennett, Sr. Manager of Education & Training for VolunteerMatch, as she covers strategies for getting started, finding help, and running successful social media campaigns, as well as creating and getting buy-in for an organizational social media policy.

Cost: Members: Free!  Non-Members: $10

To download the meeting flyer, click here.

Please RSVP to Barbara Bradley, DOVIA-LA Administrative Manager.

About the Presenter: Jennifer R. Bennett, CVA, VolunteerMatch, Sr. Manager for Education & Training

Jennifer joined VolunteerMatch to formalize and manage the organization’s volunteer engagement program. She is a strong nonprofit generalist, with over 15 years of nonprofit management experience, most of those years spent directly managing volunteers. With her breadth of experience she is well qualified to help VolunteerMatch’s community of Nonprofits better recruit and engage volunteers. She shares her knowledge with volunteer managers through the webinars found on the Learning Center, in newsletters and blog entries, and in person at conferences around the country. She’s a strong believer in the importance of engaging volunteers in meaningful work and was Certified in Volunteer Administration in 2009.

She started her nonprofit work in the wildlife rehabilitation and conservation field, and continued that work with the Bar Association of San Francisco. She has also been an active volunteer all her life, and currently volunteers with Project Homeless Connect in San Francisco, and New Directions an organization dedicated to providing travel experiences for developmentally disabled adults. She holds a B.A. from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA.

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