2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort

This is the landing page for the 2021 Volunteer Managers Cohort! Thanks to funding from Serve Washington, Washington Nonprofits will continue serving volunteer managers with three convenings of volunteer managers in 2021 and additional support between events. 

This cohort is for volunteer program managers or for people who supervise volunteers. Please do not join the conversation unless you are currently serving in this role. Our hope is to create a space for volunteer managers to exchange advice and share resources and experiences.

We’ll periodically send emails to the cohort asking for your input on how to best provide support to you through Mentimeter. This could  be a poll about what educational topics you want or questions about how you’re dealing with managing volunteers. Your answers will be anonymous and shared with the rest of the group by email and this landing page for the cohort.

Ready to participate? Take a couple minutes to fill answer four questions through the button below. This poll will help us shape the second and third convenings. The poll will close on Friday, February 19.


Schedule of events:

3 Cheers for Volunteers!

Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00PM – 1:30PM
Free virtual workshop via Washington Nonprofits

Volunteers are the life-blood of nonprofit organizations and without them, most nonprofits would not even exist! Your nonprofit may only be working in one small corner of one small town, but to the people you serve and those that volunteer with you to serve, your work is life-changing and transformational! In order to attract and motivate volunteers, you’ll need to speak directly to their hearts and minds – and the best way to do that is with a great story!

In this fun hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to craft an evocative narrative that empowers fundraising activities and enables volunteers to form a deep connection to the cause while motivating them to become ultimate champions for the organization. You’ll build communication skills to advocate for your volunteer program to the greater community as well as internally to your own organization and those in leadership.

April 2021: Date and topic TBD

August 2021: Date and topic TBD


If you are not currently subscribed to the Volunteer Managers Cohort email list and would like to be, contact Julia Hunter at julia@washingtonnonprofits.org


Thank you to Serve Washington for supporting this work!
Washington Nonprofits is the state association for nonprofits in Washington. Our mission is to make sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed.
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Julia Hunter is the Membership Manager at Washington Nonprofits.