Engaging Skilled Volunteers

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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 half-day workshop, you will gain concrete tools and templates to successfully plan for, recruit, and manage Knowledge Philanthropists. 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

Workshop Details

Date: January 17, 2020 | Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Price: $95 - $115 | Location: 1183 Melville Street, Vancouver, BC

This workshop is ideal for all not-for-profit leaders

Learning Outcomes

Come away from this workshop with the ability to:

  • Describe the benefits of engaging skilled volunteers
  • Differentiate between 'knowledge philanthropy', board roles, and traditional volunteer roles
  • Identify the issues that can support or hinder the work of skilled volunteers
  • Apply tools to manage skilled volunteers


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Date: January 17, 2020 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Vantage Point
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3
City of Vancouver
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Chrissy Bennett

Chrissy Bennett is a facilitator at Vantage Point

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.


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1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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