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: May 18, 2017 l 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver Cost: FREE
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
Participants will explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists and learn how to create a knowledge philanthropist role for their organization. At the completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:
Differentiate between knowledge philanthropy and traditional volunteer roles
Describe how to motivate knowledge philanthropists
Draft a Position Description and Letter of Agreement for a knowledge philanthropist
Develop an orientation plan and recognition plan for knowledge philanthropist Identify techniques for recruitment and interviewing of knowledge philanthropists
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
Rebecca came to Vancouver six years ago to pursue her Masters in English Literature and worked at an alternative school, where she honed her communication skills. As a lifelong learner and enthusiastic teacher, Rebecca was drawn to Vantage Point’s innovative approach to leadership education. In her past roles as Community Engagement Specialist and Interim Engagement Manager at VP, Rebecca focused on building a thriving community through her engagement with our members and knowledge philanthropist team. In her current day job, Rebecca stewards donor relationships as Development Coordinator with the Vancouver Public LibraryFoundation. A dedicated volunteer herself, Rebecca shares her talents as a board member and the Volunteer & Membership Engagement Lead for Friends of the Vancouver Public Library, a knowledge philanthropist with the Writers’ Exchange, and as a bylaws committee member of her local running club. Rebecca is passionate about supporting organizations in creating cultures that incorporate skilled volunteer engagement.