Engaging Skilled Volunteers

Start connecting with the abundance of talent in your community

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work. From project managers to human resources experts, from business analysts to information technology specialists, community members are eager to contribute their skills to your cause.

Who Should Attend

Not-for-profit leaders interested in attracting, and engaging knowledge philanthropists, assigning them work and managing the successful completion of their role

Workshop Benefits

  • Overcome scarcity thinking and the restrictions imposed by your current budget
  • Gain concrete tools and templates to successfully plan for, hire and manage knowledge philanthropists
  • Leave the workshop ready to post the position and engage your first knowledge philanthropist
  • Bring an engagement strategy back to your organization

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the opportunity afforded by engaging Knowledge Philanthropists
  2. Differentiate between knowledge philanthropy, board roles, and traditional volunteer roles
  3. Identify the issues that can support or hinder Knowledge Philanthropists’ work
  4. Describe how to manage knowledge philanthropists and understand the tools used to do this


  • Knowledge philanthropy: defining the concept
  • Why does it matter? Social trends affecting the sector
  • Generating one new knowledge philanthropy role
  • Working through the tool kit: creating an effective position description, recruitment methods, interview techniques, letter of agreement, orientation plan and recognition

Effectively engage knowledge philanthropists to further your mission - the outcomes are phenomenal

To see if this workshop is currently scheduled, visit our upcoming learning opportunties listing

For more information, please email info@thevantagepoint.ca


t: 604 875 9144
f: 604 875 0710
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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