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Join HSF in partnership with The Beveridge Family Foundation for our first Alternative Funding Series!

MEDIA ADVISORY Beveridge HSF Partnership

Join us for the last session in our series. Send one staff or multiple staff to this workshop.

#3 – Building Organizational Capacity Through Volunteer Engagement with VQ Volunteer Strategies

#3 – Building Organizational Capacity Through Volunteer Engagement

December 5th
Delaney House, Holyoke
Presenters:  VQ Volunteer Strategies

Join us for an interactive and engaging workshop designed to provide participants with a high level training on volunteer engagement. Throughout this program, participants will hear the current volunteer engagement trends and research on volunteering and giving. Our presenters will cover how you can shift your organization from a culture of volunteer management to a culture of volunteer engagement, while providing an overview of the leading practices on this important topic.

As a leader of a cohort, VQ Volunteer Strategies will provide participants with an overview of the project, eligibility, participation expectations and the application process for their cohort beginning this fall. It looks to be an exciting program, with in-person coaching sessions, cohort-wide virtual coaching, and individual consultations to help organizations create, plan, and implement a strategic plan for volunteer engagement. 

Program Fees

Individual Workshops
HSF Members – $180
Not Yet Members – $350

Information on the cohort with VQ Strategies will be given during this event.

Contact Becca if you have questions about the cohorts beginning this fall.

Looking for cohort funding?

Area funders are excited about this unique program! For a list of local funders, visit our resources page.*

One funding opportunity to consider is the Capacity Grant program offered by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM).

Visit The Beveridge Family Foundation Website for more information on local funding opportunities.

*Please note that these local grants are highly competitive. 

Our presenters are from VQ Volunteer Strategies, a top notch group out of Colorado! Beth Steinhorn and Linda Puckett will create and facilitate a program on creating a culture of volunteer engagement at your organization!

Beth Steinhorn, President

Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. Her consultations have included developing engagement strategies for Save the Children USA, Special Olympics Southern California, Best Friends Animal Society, and Repair the World. As a Service Enterprise Trainer, she has also trained and supported dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. She draws upon her anthropology experience still, helping organizations through the culture shift process – from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill mission. Beth has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and also attended University of Washington for anthropology and museology. Connect with Beth on LinkedIn.

Linda Puckett, Vice President

Linda harnesses her project management and planning skills to manage the firm’s operations and client relations. Her commitment to clear communications and timely completion of project deliverables ensures that our clients remain well informed and highly satisfied. Linda applies her extensive knowledge and expertise in fund development, board and organizational development, financial management, human resources, program design and evaluation, and strategic planning to developing tools to support assessment, planning, training, and consulting projects. Her work has included developing and administering assessment surveys for many organizations including San Diego Humane Society, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, and The Marine Mammal Center.

Prior to consulting, Linda served as an executive director, deputy director, development director, and education director for a number of animal welfare and human service agencies. Linda attended the University of Wisconsin. Connect with Linda on LinkedIn.

Notes from HSF:
There will be no refunds for this program. Unpaid registrants who do not attend will be billed. Substitutions are always welcome.

If accommodations are needed please email us. A minimum of two weeks notice is requested.


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