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Engaging Fundraising Volunteers


Engaging Fundraising Volunteers

How can we work better to attract, recruit and retain fundraising volunteers?
At this Dublin City Volunteer Managers Network we will share our findings from recent research conducted around fundraising volunteering. We were interested in learning more about the factors that encourage people to volunteer as fundraisers, as well as the ways that organisations can work better to attract, recruit and retain fundraising volunteers.
The session will be facilitated by Anne Eustace, Psychology at Work, www.oneegg.ie
Join us for coffee, networking and celebrate National Volunteering Week!
Venue:This event will be taking place on the second floor and there is no lift access.
About the Research
Our main research questions were:

Who volunteers for fundraising work?

What attracts people to volunteering of this type?

What deters people from volunteering for fundraising activities?

What can organisations do to attract, recruit, select, train and retain fundraising volunteers?

Research Methodology
Anne Eustace carried out the research in two phases. The first phase involved secondary research through a brisk review of recent available literature relating to fundraising volunteering. This was mainly USA and UK research and the research in general is all at early stages with scope for much more applied research to inform volunteer management and development practice.
The second phase of the methodology involved primary research consultations through focus groups with a sample of managers working with volunteer involving organisations (10) and volunteers (5) who have experienced or are interested in volunteering in a fundraising capacity. This phase of the research served to check and validate the themes emerging from the literature review and granted a valuable Irish dimension to the work.

Dublin City Volunteer Managers Network
The Network is an opportunity to meet like-minded volunteer coordinators, exchange experiences, seek advice and ultimately help you build and maintain a high quality volunteer programme.Volunteer management can be very rewarding and hugely beneficial for the wider community, but we also know that there are plenty of challenges volunteer managers have to face on a daily basis. The Network is a relaxed and informal atmosphere, where you can openly talk about volunteer management and get ideas from ourselves and other volunteer coordinators.
What you can expect:

Opportunity to meet other Volunteer Managers and hear about their experiences
Get some creative ideas on how to make your volunteer programme even better
Meet the Volunteer Centre team and find out about the services we offer
Enjoy a morning cuppa!

For more information
Email: ZXZlbnRzIHwgdm9sdW50ZWVyZHVibGluY2l0eSAhIGll or call 01-4737482.

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