July 11 – Using Technology to Manage Volunteers – Expert Panel
“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” — Helen Keller
Many nonprofit organizations would not exist without generous volunteers donating their time and effort. Volunteers are the lifeblood of most charities.
Join us for our next meeting to discuss how others use technology to manage volunteers.
When: July 11, 2017 at 6pm
Where: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6340 Napa Woods Way, Naples, FL
- How to find volunteers,
- Ways on how to onboard new volunteers and
- Facilitate training
- The ins and outs of scheduling volunteers
- How to standardize communication between departments and volunteers,
- Tools for tracking of volunteer activities and
- Reporting for grants, annual reports, and donors.
- Natalie Combs – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator, United Way of Collier County
- Todd Lewis – Collier Volunteer Coordinator, Harry Chapin Food Bank.
- Sally Richardson -Associate Director of Volunteer Services – Naples Botanical Garden
- Dawn Wheelan, Grants Coordinator, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Collier County
- 5:30 set-up and new members
- 6:00 Dinner & introductions
- 6:30 Announcements
- 6:45 Panel Discussion
- 7:45 General Q & A
- 8:00 The end and clean-up
“The Warm Up” ~ All first-time attendees will be greeted at 5:30 pm and will be introduced to our other members to help get the lay of the land, so to speak: What is Tech4Good, the agenda, and some of the routines we established throughout the meeting.
We invite all local nonprofit organizations to network, learn, test and explore new technologies, to exchange ideas and best practices. #nptech #t4gswfl #nptechclub #net2
Natalie Combs joined United Way as the Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator in October 2016. She is responsible for managing United Way’s volunteer center, Volunteer Collier, organizing and supporting special events and leading our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Natalie is a graduate of Oakland University with a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science. She relocated from Michigan to Naples in 2013 as an Executive Assistant to both the President and the CEO of an acquisition company.
During her first 6 months at United Way, Natalie recruited about 400 volunteers who dedicated over 850 hours of service to Collier County, launched a new signature event and returned over $500,000 to residents through our tax program.
Todd Lewis joined the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida in January 2013 as a Warehouse Associate. He began working in the Volunteer Department in January 2015 in the main Ft. Myers facility, transferring to Naples in 2016.
While volunteer coordination is a new position for Todd, he quickly learned the software programs and was able to increase volunteer opportunities in the Naples facility.
Prior to working at the food bank, he held positions in warehouse operations in Southwest Florida and Wisconsin.
Sally Richardson has lived in Collier County for 43 years and has worked in the Naples nonprofit world for 37 years as a Community Relations Director, an Assistant Director of Volunteers and a Program Director. She has worked with adult volunteers at 3 major non-profit organizations in Collier County and also with teen volunteers at NCH Healthcare System. Since November 2003, Sally has been with Naples Botanical Garden overseeing the Volunteer Services program. Currently, there are 665 volunteers, approximately 70% who are “seasonal”. Originally from Newark, Ohio, Sally has a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, majoring in English and Secondary Education.
Dawn Whelan writes:
Originally from Massachusetts, I came to Florida twelve years ago to get away from the snow and an ex-husband. I started in Lee County as grant coordinator working with Federal and State Grants that provided services for the homeless. After 6 years of sitting at my desk every day I needed a change and applied for and became the Neighborhood Relations Specialist for Lee County. In that role I was the liaison between the County and 5 low-income neighborhoods in Lee County. Last year I accepted a position as Collier County as the RSVP Program Director and here I am. I have a 33-year-old son, a grand dog and I am back with my ex-husband.