Volunteer Fairfax has been offering the Volunteer Management Boot Camp for five years in both two and three hour increments. The session, currently offered to the general public once per quarter, covers the basics of the volunteer management cycle focusing much of the time on planning for and supporting volunteers, as well as targeted recruitment. Specifically, the session touches on completing a needs analysis, writing position descriptions, working through recruitment strategies, and the importance of communication and volunteer motivation.
For those seeking a higher levle of training, we also offer the Advanced Volunteer Management Boot Camp 201 which focuses on strategies to address common issues faced and soft skills used by successful volunteer management professionals. The Advanced Boot Camp delves deeper into volunteer screening/recruitment, supervision, and retention..
These session are available as a consultant package to any organization or group and can be lead at the purchaser's chosen time and location. For more information on Boot Camp packages, please click here.
To see upcoming training dates or to register, please click here.
Read a quick write up on the session featured in an issue of Association & Non-Profit Bisnow.
Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager
After serving as a Volunteer Fairfax Board member for two years, Susan Sanowjoined the Volunteer Fairfax staff in July 2011. Susan serves as the Project Manager of Connect Northern Virginia as well as leading the BoardLink Northern Virginia program. She is a frequent trainer on behalf of Volunteer Fairfax concentrating on board issues to benefit area nonprofit organizations and best practices for volunteer management.
Susan was with theCenter for Nonprofit Advancement (1988 – 2010) where, as Deputy Director, she had a wide array of responsibilities including membership, communications, and nonprofit outreach/education. She founded The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman EXCEL Nonprofit Leadership Award. Susan has led workshops on nonprofit excellence, communications, board management and preparing organizations for executive transitions. She is the author of numerous magazine and newsletter articles on nonprofit management and is co-author of Winning Ways: Great Nonprofit Management Ideas from the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (2001).
Susan is a graduate of Leadership Fairfax (‘07). Susan holds a B.S. in Consumer-Community Services from Michigan State University.