Volunteer Program Assessment and Strategy Plan
Build a team of reliable, enthusiastic and committed volunteers.
If you are not sure that your volunteer program is as effective as it could be, having an objective assessment can provide clarity on the areas that need improving and allow for the creation of an effective and strategic plan to make those improvements
I conduct a thorough volunteer program assessment and provide a customized, strategically focused implementation plan for social impact organizations who want to:
Karen did an Assessment and Strategic Implementation Plan for our volunteer program. I was impressed at how in-depth she went. I loved that I could just leave the whole process in Karen’s hands and not worry about it.
Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association
Situational Review: We discuss issues and concerns, review your values, vision and mission. I conduct interviews with a selection of your volunteers, staff and, where appropriate, clients.
SWOT Analysis: A deep dive into your volunteer program’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Involves discussions with senior staff and review of interview results.
Gap Analysis: Once we know where things are currently at, we can figure out where things need to be. Through meetings with the executive director and volunteer coordinator, we develop a clear vision of your ideal volunteer program.
Recommendations: I provide specific recommendations in various areas to help your organization move from where you are to where you want to be. These recommendations are based on the results of the interviews I conduct and the SWOT and Gap analyses.
Plan Creation: I provide a document that includes the results from the review and the analyses, specific and actionable suggestions in five different areas including recruitment, training, management, review and appreciation. You will be provided a comprehensive implementation plan to help you put each of the recommendations into place.
I'll bring over 30 years experience to your organization
With fifty years of volunteering behind me and close to three decades serving in progressively higher leadership positions in not-for-profit organizations, including senior Board of Director positions, I understand the issues that social impact agencies deal with regularly.
I have made a lifelong study of volunteer leadership concepts and best practices, which gives me a wide range of directions to come from on any given issue.
Ready to get started?
Book a complimentary discovery call with me to to help you find out where your program is strong, and where it may need shoring up.