FirstLink: Early Bird Registration for Community Volunteer Workshop Ends Today

By April 15, 2011FirstLink


Tuesday, May 10
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshop
Doublewood Inn, Fargo

Early bird registration ends Friday, April 15th

Join nonprofit and business leaders for FirstLink’s Community Volunteer Workshop:  Collective Exploration into High-Impact Volunteerism.

This hands-on workshop is designed to:

  • develop your skills to improve your volunteer program
  • enhance your ability to explain the importance of volunteering
  • provide you with endless opportunities to network with those who can help strengthen your volunteer efforts

Presenters include: Teresa Lewis, The Growth Coach; Erin Prochnow, YWCA of Cass Clay; Jim Manly, FirstLink; Lauryn Whitmer, YWCA of Cass Clay; and Sheila Borgerding, FirstLink

Topics include:

  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Using FirstLink to Connect Volunteers with Volunteer Opportunities
    • How to Be a ‘GiveBack’ Organization Utilizing Your Time and Talent
    • Job Descriptions for High-Impact Volunteers
    • General Session with Lunch: Keeping the Passion and Inspiring the Soul
    • Round tables:
      • Website Dilemmas
      • I Need Help!
      • Am I Doing Good?
      • Volunteers From Hell
      • How to Motivate My Co-Workers
      • My Red, Blue, and Green Work Hats
      • Kudos to the Volunteers
      • Keeping the Good; Balancing Work, Family, and Volunteerism
      • Interns Are Great, Now What? 
    • Closing Session: Integrating Dreams and Reality

More information about costs and registration can be found at or by contacting Sheila at

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