Leadership Institute Series: Engaging Volunteers through Nonprofit Leadership
Date: October 10, 2017 Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Event Description Volunteers contribute billions of hours to our society and dollars to our economy. Engaging and recognizing volunteers is one of the hallmarks of successful mission-based organizations. Whether you are a nonprofit volunteer or staff member, this session led by Celene Mielcarek, Volunteer Programs Director at PAWS Chicago will provide tools to enhance how volunteers contribute. Join us for conversation and networking as we explore principles of volunteer engagement and management, from recruiting and training to advancement and appreciation. PAWS Chicago is dedicated to building No Kill communities–starting with a No Kill Chicago– where all healthy and treatable pets are saved. Since our founding in 1997, the number of homeless dogs and cats killed annually in Chicago has dropped 77 percent. But with nearly 10,000 homeless pets still dying in our city each year, there is more important work to be done. PAWS perform more than 18,000 free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to decrease the number of animals that end up in shelters and in danger of being euthanized. PAWS also finds new loving families for nearly 6,000 homeless animals each year through our two adoption centers as well as numerous off-site events.