The key to any great volunteer experience that will impact your goals is being sure the necessary infrastructure is in place to support volunteers.  One tool for building the nonprofit capacity for effective volunteering is providing volunteer management education. 
Volunteer Management Training Series
Beginning September 14, 2016  we will be conducting a statewide live webinar-based volunteer management training series.  Attached is the announcement of the Volunteer Management Training Series.    This is a live webinar series and will connect you with other volunteer leaders throughout the state as you learn together. 
This part of a statewide collaboration with Volunteer Centers of Iowa and the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service.  A planning team worked with a national knowledge leader in volunteer management, Points of Light to develop the content and support materials.
We encourage you and your team to take advantage of this opportunity to help strengthen your volunteer management practices.

Through the Volunteer Management Training Series you will learn about: 
Understanding Volunteering: Exploring the Hear of the Volunteer Sector 
Planning: Building A Solid Foundation 
Recruiting and Placement: Matching Volunteer Skills with Service Needs 
Training and Orientation: Achieving Service Excellence 
Supervision: Maximizing the Volunteer Experience 
Evaluation: Improving Results Using Data and Feedback 
Research shows that nonprofits increase their organizational capacities by building a strong volunteer 
management model and the first step is to train staff.  
VMTS is a great foundation for volunteer leaders, national service members and staff who directly works 
with volunteers.  The training provides tools to successfully and effectively lead volunteers. 
This training is ideal for organizations that leverage volunteers to successfully deliver their social mission.