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September 2013 Volunteer Managers Network Newsletter

September 2013 Volunteer Managers Network Newsletter

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Catholic Charities USA Volunteer Managers Network Newsletter September 2013
Catholic Charities USA Volunteer Managers Network Newsletter September 2013

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September 2013 VMN Newsletter - Networking EnhancementsHome
 
 About
 
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September 2013 Volunteer Managers Network Newsletter 
 Resource Sharing 
 
Networking 
 
Professional Development 
 
VMN News
Resource Sharing
 
Online Resources
 
 Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment Report
 
Volunteer Recognition
 
 
Catholic Charities USA has expanded national recognition of volunteers in the Catholic Charities network. Each issueof Charities USA - the Catholic Charities network magazine – will spotlight a volunteer who serves in a capacityrelated to the theme of the issue. The Winter 2013 theme is serving the vulnerable in life (unborn, terminally ill, frailelderly, severly disabled, etc.) The deadline for this issue is November, 18. For more information on nominating avolunteer, emailMatthew Price.
 
Catholic Charities USA created an award certificate template for agencies to honor volunteers. This award certificateexpresses gratitude from CCUSA CEO/President Fr. Larry Snyder on behalf of the entire network. To access theaward certificate template, emailMatthew Price.
 
Resource Library
 
 
The resources from the old Catholic Charities USA website have been moved over to a third party website -Scribd.Browse forms, policies and training materials. This morning, attendees from the VMN will be browsing the websiteidentifying deficits in the library. A call for resources will be announced in October.
 
Networking
 
LinkedIn Group - The VMN steering committee has piloted the LinkedIn Group (a tool to help people network online
 
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via shared discussions, profile information, job announcements, etc.). The group is now available for all VMNmembers to join. Log-in to your LinkedIn account, click thislinkand click join in the upper right corner. Please allow24 - 48 hours for processing.
 
Demographic breakdown - The VMN steering committee has created asurveyfor all current and future members.
 
This survey will be used to identify sub-groups of members that share similar roles and responsibilities. Surveyrespondents will then choose how they want to be networked.Complete the surveyby the end of September and be
 
eligible for a $50 gift card.Coffee Break - The VMN steering committee has revamped the Coffee Break sessions. Originally developed toaugment the webinars, the Coffee Breaks will now be a focus of a certain topic. Members from the VMN steeringcommittee will share experiences with certain topics and callers can ask questions and provide answers for others onthe call. Mark your calendars for Friday,
November 8th
at 11am eastern. The Coffee Break topic will be
InnovativeRecruitment Techniques
. Bring your ideas to share and be ready for great tips in return!
Professional Development
 
POWR Webinar - Daniel Sturm from the Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees Program from the United StatesConference of Catholic Bishops shared about the POWR program and announced the upcoming application process.Stacey Dever from Cleveland Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services shared her best practices from runningthe POWR program. The webinar is recording can be viewed on theVMN youtube channel.
 
 Annual Gathering Recap Webinar - In October, there will be a recap of the Volunteer Management issues presented
 
during the Annual Gathering. Stay tuned to the discussion list for more details.
 
VMN News
 
Volunteer Management Software - A Consumer's Guide to Software for Volunteer Management
 
Volunteer-based organizations have to keep track of a lot of data - for example, contact information, schedules, timesheets and job sites - and the right software can help, freeing time for engaging volunteers. There are a number of products available but it's surprisingly hard to find information about them.
 
Thislinkoffers a quick look/reference chart from sustaining places
 
Thislinkis a list of Volunteer Management Software from Coyotoe Communications
 
Data Survey - 35 members responded to the survey and the VMN steering committee is pouring through the data.
 
There is a lot of information to sort through and summarize. If anyone is interested in working on this project. PleasecontactCarol 'Spike' Spiker .
 
 
Newsletter changes - Carol 'Spike' Spiker, a member of the steering committee, will be the new point person for the
 
newsletter. Beginning in September, the newsletter will be disseminated on the 15th of each month. If you havearticles/information that would benefit the network please send them toSpike.
 
ECM Volunteer Management Software Webinar - We are not endorsing this platform but wanted to share a free
 
webinar.
 
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