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,
at 11am eastern. The Coffee Break topic will be
. Bring your ideas to share and be ready for great tips in return!
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.
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
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