Association of Volunteer Managers Network Day March 3rd 2016
Are you thinking of setting up a Community Fundraising volunteer programme?
Are you thinking about how you can get the most out of your Community Fundraising Volunteers?
Do you think we fail to make the best use of what Community Fundraising Volunteers have to offer?
This special Association of Volunteer Managers Network Day has been designed to focus specifically on sharing experiences of establishing a Community Fundraising Volunteers programme and getting the most of your volunteers in new and existing programmes. You can book here.
This event is kindly supported and hosted by the Guide Dogs
Programme
13:00 Arrivals, Tea and coffee and Informal networking
13:30 Welcome from AVM
Structured networking
13:50 Committees to Communities – Juggling an existing traditional Volunteer Network alongside today’s Volunteering appetite
Emily Maskell – Head of Community Fundraising – Save the Children
• We have an ageing network of volunteers – deserving of support and recognition
• We have ambitious growth targets with limited resource
• We’re faced with changing volunteering trends which demand very different propositions from the ones offered to date
• Find out how Save the Children is working in partnership with volunteers to seek solutions, identify opportunities and lay foundations for growth.
14:30 The Do’s and the Don’ts of community fundraising
Daniel Stewart, Community Fundraising Manager – Age UK
A look into the journey Age UK has taken with its community fundraising locally and nationally. Including examples of successful communications to volunteers and supporters, and some tips on how to avoid the more covert bumps in the road.
15:00 Tea Break
15:15 How Guide Dogs are tackling the current challenges facing community fundraising
Rachel Wilkinson – Volunteering Partner – Guide Dogs
Community Fundraising is more challenging than ever before, with new legislation coming into practice, following the heightened scrutiny on the sector and with supermarket collections on the decline. This session will explore the action Guide Dogs is taking in response to these challenges and to ensure that the organisation continues to successfully grow its Community Fundraising income year on year.
We will cover how we aim to:
• Maintain and grow a volunteer-led and volunteer-focused approach to our Community Fundraising offer.
• Develop new and more diverse ways for our volunteers to fundraise for us.
• Sharing what works for us, what lessons we’ve learned along the way and what we need to do more of in the future.
16:00 Final comments and evaluation
16:30 Close
Why not join AVM and save on the cost of your ticket? You can join here

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