Friday, July 6, 2012

Nonprofit Symposium: Hot Topics in Volunteerism

I recently hosted the Bremer Bank Nonprofit Symposium - Hot Topics in Volunteerism and Fraud Risks for Nonprofits in Brainerd. We had an awesome turnout, tremendous speakers and an overall great day!

To kick things off, John Pribyl, founder of the first federally funded Senior Corp Program in Minnesota and a nationally recognized innovator in involving volunteers in leadership roles and Mary Quirk, executive director of Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators (MAVA) led a discussion on "Engaging Volunteers in Higher Responsiblity Roles."

Following that, Deb Anderson the volunteer coordinator and gift shop manager at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd, talked about how best to market your volunteer program. During lunch, Quirk came back to discuss managing risk in the volunteer program. Amy Wyant, Bremer Bank Nonprofit Resource Specialist, then led the group in a discussion about fraud risks at nonprofit organizations. The day wrapped up with some further networking and sharing of stoires and ideas.
John Pribyl


Thanks to all who attended!

Amy Wyant, NRS, Brainerd

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