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conference logo+theme "A stronger maine through volunteerism"

Conference Highlights

kosarinKeynote Presentation by Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats

ACHIEVING BUY-IN FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
What ranks high among the common complaints of volunteer managers? It's how to bring decision-makers and co-workers around to engaging volunteers in a way that increases retention and delivers on the organization's mission.

Ms Kosarin will also present two sessions during the day.

 

award program logoPresentation: 2019 Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism

Since 1987, the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism have celebrated and recognized the role of citizen volunteers in the success and vitality of Maine communities. At the same time, the awards seek to inspire others to be active in civic life and follow in the footsteps of those recognized.

The 2019 recipients will be announced and presented with their awards at a morning plenary session. (Want to nominate? You have until 9/6/19! Use this LINK.)

nate wildesAfternoon Plenary: 
Nate Wildes, Executive Director, Live + Work in Maine

CONVERTING TOURISTS TO RESIDENTS WHO VOLUNTEER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 
People do want to move here for the quality of life -  and they are not retirees! So, what do community agencies and volunteer programs need to know about who wants to come and why? What is the connection between opportunities for civic engagement, volunteering, and the work employers are doing to attract a workforce? Nate Wildes, the dynamic leader of the movement to help folks find their place in Maine, will challenge "conventional wisdom" in this presentation.

red white blue stylized flag and green treeExciting Announcement!

Can you guess what this emblem stands for? Its significance and what it represents will be revealed at the conference!