SOLD OUT - Knowledge Philanthropy: How to Find & Engage Volunteer Talent

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August 15, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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.

Program Details:

Date & Time: August 15, 2018 l 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: FREE

Program 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

Workshop Content:

  • 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

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Date: August 15, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5
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Elijah van der Giessen

Eli strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He's been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he'll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love. Currently he's the NetSquared Community Manager for TechSoup, supporting a global volunteer network of 120 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 800 events per year.

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1183 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2X5


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