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.
Date & Time: August 15, 2019 l 1:00pm - 4:00pm Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver Cost: FREE for Members, $110 - Non-Members
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
Identify the opportunity afforded by engaging Knowledge Philanthropists
Differentiate between knowledge philanthropy, board roles, and traditional volunteer roles
Identify the issues that can support or hinder Knowledge Philanthropists’ work
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 toolkit: creating an effective position description, recruitment methods, interview techniques, letter of agreement, orientation plan and recognition
Chrissy has an extensive background in volunteer engagement and community involvement in the municipal government and non-profit sector. She has over 25 years of experience with a wide range of areas including community technology, neighbourhood gardens, continuing education for coaches, and major events such as the 2010 Olympics Torch Relay celebrations. Through both her employment and volunteer careers, she has worked with municipal governments, educational institutions, community sport associations, and social service agencies to get people involved, set up new programs that support the community, and build systems that develop job skills and work experience in the population. The common thread in the majority of her projects is community involvement and engagement. Chrissy has connected with all ages of the population from all areas of the community. She particularly enjoys the positive changes that result from citizens getting involved in and owning their communities. She strongly believes that community is strengthened when people learn that everyone has something of value to offer.