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Rethinking Volunteerism: NW IL Regional Volunteerism Conference

  • Presented By
    Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE)
  • Location
    Northern Illinois University - Rockford Campus
    8500 E. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone
    (815) 753-8793
  • Date
    April 10, 2019
  • Time
    Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm.
  • Price
    $55 Early Bird Registration | $70 after March 1
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Additional Information

Take advantage of early bird pricing by 3/1/2019!

NICNE and Rockford Exchange on Volunteerism participants, with support from Serve, IL and Imperial Punch of Rockford, will host a full-day conference at Northern Illinois University – Rockford campus. Schedule and details are listed below.

The Rethinking Volunteerism: Northwest Illinois Volunteerism Conference will feature keynote speaker Steve Thomas and a variety of topical breakout sessions that will help you, your organization, and your volunteers Rethink Volunteerism!

Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities available -- please contact Keri at kerinelson@rockfordhabitat.org for more information.

Event Schedule:
8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.: Registration & Vendor Fair—Continental breakfast provided
9:00 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.: Opening Session—Keynote Speaker Steve Thomas invests his life in helping a variety of organizations build leadership, develop people, create team and improve the workplace culture. To put it simply, he helps people navigate through the complexities of human weirdness. He genuinely wants to help people be better in every area of their life and has a passion to develop people get the most out of life and their leadership. Learn more about Steve at his website.
10:00 a.m.—10:10 a.m.: Break—Refreshments provided
10:10 a.m.—11:10 a.m.: Morning Breakout Session (Choose One)
A. Building A Volunteer Culture: Culture is As Leadership Does—Steve Thomas
B. Rethinking Volunteer Orientation & Training—Keri Nelson
C. On Reflection, Recognition, & Retention: Evidence Based Best Practices—Dr. Chris Einolf
11:10 a.m.—11:20 a.m.: Break—Refreshments provided
11:20 a.m.—12:00 p.m.: Area Business Panel—A moderated panel of area business representatives will discuss their volunteer culture, practices, and challenges. Panelists: Field Fastener, Midland States Bank, SupplyCore, Inc., WREX, and Entré Computer Solutions
12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.: Lunch, Networking, & Vendor Fair (Select lunch option at checkout)
1:00 p.m.– 2:00 p.m.: Afternoon Breakout Session 1 (Choose One)
A. Innovative & Effective Social Media Marketing—Leah Weyermann
B. Finding & Managing Volunteers of All Ages—Marg Larson
C. What Does Your Data Say? Data for Volunteer Management—Kris Trask
2:00 p.m.—2:10 p.m.: Break—Refreshments provided
2:10 p.m.—3:10 p.m.: Afternoon Breakout Session 2 (Choose One)
A. Rethinking Volunteer and Board Recruitment Strategies - Lori Berkes-Nelson
B. Innovative & Effective Social Media Marketing—Leah Weyermann
C. Preparing For, Finding, & Retaining A Diverse Volunteer Base
3:10 p.m.—3:20 p.m.: Break (Refreshments provided)
3:20 p.m.—4:00 p.m.: Closing Session—Steve Thomas, NICNE, Serve, IL—AmeriCorps

Parking is available on-site for free. For questions or accomodation needs, contact NICNE at bcallahan@niu.edu

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Subarea:Rockford East State

Rethinking Volunteerism: NW IL Regional Volunteerism Conference
  • April 10, 2019
  • Northern Illinois University - Rockford Campus
  • $55 Early Bird Registration | $70 after March 1