TOPIC: Successfully Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
COVID has changed everything, including how guilds meet and how they use their volunteers. Many of the guild’s routine events have radically changed or been cancelled. Guilds need new tools and strategies to guide them while still meeting virtually, as well as when in-person meetings begin again. The purpose of this January Jumpstart is to discuss those changes and provide ideas to recruit and retain volunteers in 2021 and beyond.
Intro – Talk about the focus and structure of the meeting
Breakout #1 -- What volunteering strategies have been successful/not successful for your guild?
Trends in volunteering – A summary of strategies being used by a variety of non-profits.
Breakout #2 -- What strategies is your guild using to recruit volunteers during this time of lockdown? Once things open-up and we can meet in-person again, how will your volunteer plan change?
Breakout #3 -- How is your guild going to put those plans into action?
Wrap-up and summary