Nonprofits

Volunteer Management Training

The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee offers workshops, Leaders Circles, Roundtables and networking opportunities for staff, board members and volunteers. Anyone with an interest in improving their professional skills and the effectiveness of their organization will find our training useful.

Volunteer Milwaukee specializes in providing volunteer management training. Each NPC training calendar season we offer a variety of workshops aimed to increase your volunteer management capacity.

Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee Training Calendar

Volunteer Management Workshops

Please see the calendar above for dates and times

Service Overview and Website Help

In this 45 minutes session you’ll learn about NPC’s volunteer services and get one-on-one help with VolunteerMilwaukee.org, including posting opportunities to attract interest and maximize visibility. For new users and those who need a refresher.

Facilitator: Jessica Tabbutt, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
FREE

Service Enterprise Preview

Service Enterprise organizations effectively leverage volunteers throughout their organization and at all levels. These organizations are better led and managed than their peers, and for every dollar they invest in volunteer engagement they have a $4-6 return!
Want to find out how to join them? This session will introduce organizations in Milwaukee, and should have several more before the end of the year. The process begins with a diagnostic, 16 hours of training and coaching to help reach certification.
Plan to join this session to learn how your organization can be involved. Who should attend: executive directors and volunteer managers.

Facilitator: Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Center Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
FREE

Volunteer Professionals Networking Session

Each session will feature a new topic relevant to volunteer management. These unstructured sessions are designed for attendees to learn from the facilitator and share their own knowledge and experience on the topic.

Facilitator: Jessica Tabbutt, Program Coordinator, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
FREE for NPC members, $15 for non NPC members

Volunteer Management Essentials Series

This indispensable series is designed for new volunteer managers and those wanting a review of the principles and strategies to recruit and manage volunteers. Plan to attend one session – or all three. This session is offered every 18 months.

  • Session 1 – Building a Structure for Success

    Begin with a good foundation with management support, an understanding of organizational needs, and the forms and process to make it all work.

  • Session 2 – Create Attractive Opportunities and a Recruitment Plan

    Volunteers can select from thousands of opportunities – how will yours stand out? The opportunity, the message and the method are all important factors.

  • Session 3 – Retention, Recognition and Relationships

    Volunteers come to your organization for one reason, but they’ll stay for different reason. Building on recent research on retention, we examine building ongoing relationships with volunteers, and end with a look at evolution from all sides.

Facilitator: Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Center Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
Single sessions: $40 NPC members and CDBG; $75 for non NPC members
Series: $105 NPC members and CDBG; $200 for non NPC members

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Youth Volunteer Action Guide

This action guide will lead any group through a process to select a project, volunteer and then reflect on their service. The flexible format contains 76 pages with handouts and activities.

Please contact Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager, for more information. (414)273-7887 or bandrews@npcmilwaukee.org.

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No-Nonsense Volunteer Management

If you need volunteers and a system for managing them, this time-tested tool kit is for you. It contains the essential volunteer management information and forms you need to establish, enhance and sustain a volunteer program.

Please contact Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager, for more information. (414)273-7887 or bandrews@npcmilwaukee.org.

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Our Services

Volunteer Milwaukee is a program of the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, Inc. The Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee (NPC) promotes the interests and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector through strengthening organizational capacity, expanding volunteerism and encouraging collaboration. We are a membership organization serving nonprofits; helping them become stronger and more effective. Visit the NPC website for a full list of member benefits, membership rates and information on how to become a member.

NPC members can make an agency profile and list unlimited volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMilwaukee.org. Our website receives on average 5,000 to 6,000 unique visitors each month! So your opportunities are sure to be seen by potential volunteers.

We Promote Your Opportunities and Help Recruit Volunteers

In addition to volunteer listing on our website Volunteer Milwaukee offers additional creative and unique ways to promote and recruit for your volunteer needs:

  • Helping Hands: A weekly feature in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in either print, online or both. This is a free service to our members.

  • Monthly One Times This listing of one-time volunteer opportunities is produced each month and sent to hundreds of readers via email.

  • Spotlight: A feature on VolunteerMilwaukee.org, the Spotlight Opportunity changes weekly and is sent via email to all registered users on the website, currently about 6,000 individuals.

  • Corporate Project Book We collect all annual volunteer opportunities from our member agencies for the full year and develop an electronic book which is shared with our business partners.

  • Community Outreach: Our organization is actively involved with our community partners, including schools, churches, universities and more. We frequently have tables at resource fairs and lead classroom presentations on how to use VolunteerMilwaukee.org and the importance of volunteering. This give us the opportunity to publicize your volunteer needs.

To promote your opportunities in Helping Hands, Monthly One Times, Spotlight or Corporate Project Book contact Jeanne Phillips at (414) 273-7887 or jphillips@volunteermilwaukee.org.

Resources to Manage and Mobilize Volunteers

  • No Nonsense Volunteer Management: If you need volunteers and a system for managing them, this time-tested toolkit is for you. It contains the essential volunteer management information and forms you need to establish, enhance and sustain a volunteer program.

  • Youth Volunteer Action Guide: The action guide will lead any group through a process to select a project, volunteer and then reflect on their service. The flexible format contains 76 pages with handouts and activities.

  • Affiliations: A seasonal e-newsletter exclusively for member agencies.

  • Volunteer Management Training: Volunteer Milwaukee hosts and facilitates a number of volunteer management training workshops, for beginners and experienced volunteer professionals.

  • Service Enterprise Initiative: Milwaukee was part of a national pilot in 2013 – 2014, to help nonprofits increase their mission-based services, expand community outreach and achieve objectives effectively engaging volunteers. Administered by Volunteer Milwaukee this process prepares organizations to become certified as a Service Enterprise.

    We will be offering this training on a regular basis, please visit our Service Enterprise training (link) page for more details.

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Service Enterprise Initiative

Milwaukee was part of a national pilot in 2013 – 2014, to help nonprofits increase their mission-based services, expand community outreach and achieve objectives effectively engaging volunteers. Administered by Volunteer Milwaukee this process prepares organizations to become certified as a Service Enterprise.

We are excited to announce 16 Milwaukee nonprofits successfully completed the process and are experiencing increased impact through volunteer engagement. Of the 16, four have become Service Enterprise certified, and at least five more agencies could be certified by the end of 2015!

Interested in becoming a Service Enterprise? Join us for a Service Enterprise Preview (description below) or contact Bonnie Andrews for more information, (414) 273-7887 or bandrews@npcmilwaukee.org.

Service Enterprise Certified Organizations:

SEI Certified

Guest House of Milwaukee
IndependenceFirst
Vision Forward Association
Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee

Service Enterprise Preview

Service Enterprise organizations effectively leverage volunteers throughout their organization and at all levels. These organizations are better led and managed than their peers, and for every dollar they invest in volunteer engagement they have a $4-6 return!

Want to find out how to join them? This session will introduce organizations in Milwaukee, and should have several more before the end of the year. The process begins with a diagnostic, 16 hours of training and coaching to help reach certification.

Plan to join this session to learn how your organization can be involved. Who should attend: executive directors and volunteer managers.

Facilitator: Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Center Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee
FREE