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| ASK CONNIE
VT readers ask questions about volunteer management
and administration. Ask Connie, an experienced volunteer manager, consultant
and trainer, provides the answers for all to see.
Can you recommend any material to help me train volunteers to approach corporations to ask them to sponsor our non-profit’s events?
There’s an excellent article on idealist.org (http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/FAQ/QuestionViewer/default?section=17&item=28) that is a 9-step guide for nonprofits on how to solicit corporate sponsors. It also includes some advice from a seasoned observer. The article covers everything from how to determine your audience to sending proposal letters and giving sponsors publicity. Good luck!
Can you tell me where I can find sample job descriptions for Volunteer Managers?
Thanks for all your help!
There's a full range of volunteer program manager job descriptions at CyberVPM [www.yahoo.com] in the files section. This is a Yahoo listserv group that you must be a member of to access the files. If you're already a member, just log in to Yahoo.com and go to CyberVPM, then click on the files section. The folder is labeled "Position Descriptions."
If you're not a member, then go to Yahoo.com and join (it's free). Then follow the instructions above to access CyberVPM. I encourage you to join CyberVPM in any case because it's a great listserv for anyone who manages volunteers.
Connie Pirtle, of Strategic NonProfit-Resources, has 15 years' experience in working with volunteers. She has consulted and/or trained for such organizations as the Washington National Cathedral, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Music America, and the Association for Volunteer Administration.
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