August 15, 2012 Volunteer Engagement

ASTD Social Media Monthly TweetChat – August 15, 2012 (timestamps below are CST) – Yvonne Bogard lead

View Tweet Aug 15 2012 16:00:32                         drlarryhiner RT @jenni694: RT @jenni694: How do you engage your volunteers? Join tweet chat tomorrow at 7pm ET #ASTDChapters #lrnchat
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 19:37:23 jenni694 How do you engage your volunteers? Join tweet chat tomorrow at 7pm ET #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:00:04 jenni694 Tweet chat in 1 minute. How do you engage volunteers? #Astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:05:04 Yvonne_Regis Welcome to today’s Tweet Chat. Which ASTD chapter are you with and what is your role? #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:08:35 jenni694 Hi, Yvonne! Jennifer Tomarchio, National Advisor for Chapters. Home Chapter- South Florida #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:09:59 Yvonne_Regis Q1. What types of volunteer positions do you have in your chapter, and how do you organize them? #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:11:15 Yvonne_Regis I am with the Rocky Mountain Chapter, Denver, Colorado and I serve as the VP of Technology and Social Media. #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:12:41 drlarryhiner #astdchapters Larry Hiner, Comm Dir, ASTD Sacramento. Good afternoon/evening!
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:13:31 jenni694 @drlarryhiner Hi, Larry! #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:13:56 Yvonne_Regis Hi Larry, welcome to our Chapter Leaders Tweet Chat. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:14:55 jenni694 Q1) South Florida volunteers are basically our board members, though we encourage others to get involved too #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:16:14 Yvonne_Regis Q1) Our board members are all volunteers as well. We have a couple of key voluteers that help with events. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:18:08 jenni694 Q1) Our board structure is VPs for each key function and Directors for each VP for help and succession planning #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:19:04 Yvonne_Regis Q2) 2. What jobs do you give to volunteers? What jobs should not be given to volunteers? astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:19:20 drlarryhiner #ASTDChapters We engage volunteers with fame and glory!
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:20:31 drlarryhiner #ASTDChapters We use a President-Director structure (no VPs) and manage succession sometimes with co-directors.
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:20:44 jenni694 Q2) some chapters have paid admins. My opinion, if you can find the right volunteer, not necessary to pay for the role #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:20:57 Yvonne_Regis Q1) I’m all for that. astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:21:28 jenni694 Q2) important to show value of volunteering and provide clear expectations #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:21:55 Yvonne_Regis Q2) We do use a paid admin for our Wild Apricot memberships, and some events. #astdchpaters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:22:38 jenni694 Q2) Simply saying thank you and verbal recognition goes a long way – plus constant communication and follow up #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:23:48 Yvonne_Regis Q3) What do you think about the idea of volunteering for a local non-profit? #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:26:31 jenni694 Q3) do you mean using chapter members to volunteer services to other non-profit orgs – i like! #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:27:39 jenni694 Q3) ASTD members have skills to offer non-profits in need of training and performance improvement #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:27:59 Yvonne_Regis Q3) Yes, I have heard of other chapters providing services to their community. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:29:28 jenni694 Q3) Just facilitated a webcast on that topic – Community Outreach – recording available at http://t.co/RFAvAH9m #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:30:37 Yvonne_Regis Q3) Thanks, I’ll pass that along to our board members. How did you get involved in the webcast? #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:32:10 jenni694 back to Q2) put volunteers in positions that fit – tho some look to gain new skills #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:32:35 Yvonne_Regis Q4) 4. How do you deal with volunteers who commit to helping, but don’t? #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:33:27 jenni694 @Yvonne_Regis I suggested the topic for webcast and u know what that means – u r tasked with leading it! LOL #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:33:52 Yvonne_Regis @jenni694 Q2) agreed, that is the trick, making the match a win-win for all. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:35:36 jenni694 Q4) Frank conversations with non-engaged volunteers are necessary – lots of followup. if they dont step up/step out #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:37:26 jenni694 Q4) of course the actual conversations is kinder than that. #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:38:02 Yvonne_Regis Q4) We have a webpage listing the active voluteers and their roles. We remove any that don’t follow thru. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:38:35 Yvonne_Regis Q5) 5. How do you incentivize and recognize your volunteers? astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:41:51 jenni694 Q5) Budgets don’t always allow for much – bit simply using please and thank you often goes a long way #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:42:57 jenni694 Q5) Some chapters reward volunteers with paid memberships or free admission to some events #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:43:16 Yvonne_Regis Q5) We recognize our volunteers at events. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:43:58 Yvonne_Regis Q5) Oh, that reminds me, we do provide discounts to most everything for volunteers. #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:44:21 jenni694 So. FL does too RT @Yvonne_Regis: Q5) We recognize our volunteers at events. #astdchapters #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:44:31 Yvonne_Regis Q6) How do you infuse energy into volunteering? #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:44:58 jenni694 @Yvonne_Regis We can wrap this up – it’s only the 2 of us #ASTDChapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:45:47 Yvonne_Regis Thanks for your participation. 🙂 #astdchapters #astdchapters
View Tweet Aug 15 2012 23:46:36 jenni694 Thanks! Good night! RT @Yvonne_Regis: Thanks for your participation. 🙂 #astdchapters #ASTDChapters

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