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Volunteer Management: The Essentials

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202



Volunteers are one of the great assets that a nonprofit can have.  But what's the best way to manage, motivate and engage your volunteers as they work alongside you in your work for the organization?

Learn practical strategies for utilizing volunteers, maximizing their engagement and mobilizing them as a group to achieve your mission.  This workshop will provide an overview on recruiting, training, recognizing and managing volunteers to impact organizational culture in a positive manner.

Session Goals 

This workshop will provide participants with the following:

  • The value and importance of volunteer retention
  • The factors which motivate people to volunteer
  • Effective ways to reward and appreciate volunteers
  • Strategies to attract volunteers and keep them satisfied and motivated
  • Assessment tools to evaluate existing volunteer culture

Designed for

This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers. 


Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant

Learn more about Katena

Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.

Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.


Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00


Nonmembers - $60.00

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