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
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.