Engaging Skilled Volunteers - Free Webinar

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Connect 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 them 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.

In this free 1-hour webinar we will share tips for engaging knowledge philanthropists in a virtual world. By thinking “who?” before “how much?”, you can:

  • Embrace an abundant mindset and achieve more with less
  • Give talented people the opportunity to use their skills to support a cause they believe in
  • Strengthen your connection to your community

Learning outcomes

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of engaging skilled volunteers
  2. Differentiate between ‘knowledge philanthropy’ and other types of volunteer roles
  3. Describe the process for engaging skilled volunteers

Event Details

Date & Time: July 22, 2020 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Online via Zoom
Who should attend: Not-for-profit leaders
Cost: FREE

Questions about the webinar? Get in touch with us:

Niasha Drydgen
Education & Projects Coordinator

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Date: July 22, 2020 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Online / Virtual
Vancouver, BC
Not Available - City
of Vancouver Bursary


Shagun Bhanot

Shagun Bhanot outside Vantage Point, smiling at the camera. She wears a black blazer and has red streaks in her hair.

PhD, CPHR - Engagement Manager,
Vantage Point

Shagun brings her warm energy, positive spirit, and passion for volunteerism to her role of Engagement Manager at Vantage Point. As a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and with her passion for people engagement, she recruits, trains, and manages our team of professionals, consultants and skilled volunteer facilitators (Knowledge Philanthropists). Before coming to Vantage Point, Shagun worked in varied capacities in academic and Not for profit Sector including administration, management of specialized projects, facilitation, career services, recruitment, and talent development. She completed her PhD in Language and Literature at one of the top universities in India, Himachal Pradesh University, in 2009. As a self-proclaimed continuous learner, Shagun pursued certificate in HR management from BCIT and earned her CPHR designation along with attending a range of conferences and courses in the areas of Coaching, Team Dynamics, Project Management, Intercultural Competency, and more. Shagun served as a Board Member for the Immigrant Advisory Council and volunteered as a Coordinator for Neighbourhood Small Grants with Vancouver Foundation.


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