Author Archives: Jennifer Teeler

About Jennifer Teeler

Jennifer has coordinated and managed volunteers for more than a decade. She is currently the Volunteer Resource Manager for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. Jennifer is constantly inspired by the passion and generosity of the people who give their time and energy to a cause that they believe in.

Professional Gathering is on THURSDAY!

Oops – we goofed in our last Professional Gathering reminder. The next gathering in Bellevue is actually on THURSDAY, March 26! Time and location are the same: Date: Thursday, March 26 Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th … Continue reading

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Onboarding Volunteers- Mitigating Risk

written by Bridget Guerrero On January 28th, retired FBI agent and current Director of Security for Edmonds Community College, Dan Guerrero, and his wife, Bridget, Fund Developer / Volunteer Services for Catholic Community Services, delivered a presentation to over 40 … Continue reading

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Celebrate YOU!

Imagine this scenario: You can’t sleep because you are thinking about work. You have an older volunteer who has a long history with your organization. She volunteers at the front desk. Your coworkers are getting frustrated with her forgetfulness, but you can’t … Continue reading

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Professional Gathering Wednesday!

Don’t forget the Professional Gathering scheduled for Wednesday: “Turning your volunteers into donors and donors into volunteers”! Lisa Yeager of Encompass will facilitate a lively discussion around the research, trends, stereotypes, and techniques of bridging the gap between donors and volunteers. Thanks to Erika … Continue reading

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Join Us for the September Professional Gathering

Turning your volunteers into donors and donors into volunteers! Should you ask volunteers to give money on top of time? Aren’t they  doing enough already? Lisa Yeager of Encompass will facilitate a lively discussion around the research, trends, stereotypes, and techniques of bridging … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget! The VAN Professional Gathering is Next Wednesday!

Kimberly Jacobsen and Lisa Yeager will facilitate the next VAN Professional Gathering where we will discuss record-keeping systems for volunteer managers.  No sales pitches; just peer-to-peer learning. You will leave with a handout of various database options and their costs and hopefully answers … Continue reading

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How do you data?

You want to track your volunteers, their hours, and jobs but how? What record-keeping system are you using? What are your peers using? What is available?  What should you be tracking? How can you use your records to more effectively measure the … Continue reading

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Skills Based Volunteers: Are you ready?

We had a great professional gathering on Wednesday, April 30. It was a good excuse to get out of the office and go for a walk or drive in the beautiful afternoon sunshine! There were 17 people there – the … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget!

At our VAN Professional Gathering next week, we’ll be talking about engaging skills-based volunteers. I hope you can join us! When: Wednesday, April 30; 12:30-2:00pm **Note Time Change** Where: Susan G. Komen Puget Sound 112 5th Ave N Seattle, WA The entrance … Continue reading

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Got Skills?

Volunteer Management has expanded into much more than just finding a few warm bodies to help with a mailing. We are now expected to find people who are willing to volunteer their considerable talents (anything from photography to web design … Continue reading

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