"Volunteer Involvement" Idea Swap (6/22/2012)
Cindy Tiritilli, RIMS Senior Chapter Services Manager moderates the first Chapter Officers’ Idea Swap, an open, casual forum for peer sharing of ideas, tools and approaches around a specific topic. Participants were asked to come prepared to share at least ONE idea about how a RIMS Chapter can recruit, involve and/or retain volunteers.
Best practices are captured so the ideas may be shared with all Chapter Officers, who are invited to expand upon the list and keep the dialog going on the Chapter Officers’ eGroup, or by contacting RIMS Chapter Services to have ideas added to this list.
See the list of ideas that were swapped.
"Managing Your RIMS Chapter Website" webmaster's teleconference seminar archive (9/23/2011)
Darlene Lebron Lopez, RIMS Chapter Services Administrator discusses the following topics:
- Getting to know your new chapter website
- Adding your Chapter Logo
- Chapter Resource Library
- Advertisement Spaces
Listen to the session and review the recorded screen share. (Please make sure to launch both the audio presentation and the screen share at the same time. The audio and video for this seminar were recorded separately but will sync up if you launch them together.)
See also the Website User Guide and the Parking Lot Q&A.
"RIMS Corporate Governance" teleconference seminar archive (7/26/2011)
Mark Prysock, RIMS General Counsel discusses the following topics:
- Chapter Officer/Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities
- Fiduciary Obligations
- Reducing Fiduciary Liability Exposure
- Concluding Remarks
Listen to the session and review the presentation slides. See also the Sweepstakes Official Rules Template as a related resource.
"Running a Successful Membership Recruitment Campaign" teleconference seminar archive (6/9/2011) - Jill Berman Levy, RIMS Director of Membership & Chapter Services discusses how-to:
· Obtain Chapter Buy-in
· Set Goals
· Identify Techniques
· Identify WIIFM (What's in it for me?)
· Recruit and Train Volunteers
· Create Plan with Timeline and Budget
· Create Materials (including FAQ)
· Conduct Campaign
· Follow-up with New Members
· Evaluate Results
Listen to the session and review the revised RIMS Membership Drive Handbook, tipsheet and Membership Recruitment Tool Kit.
"Recognizing Volunteers and Promoting Your Chapter's Successes" teleconference seminar archive (3/24/2011) Darlene Lebron, RIMS Chapter Services Administrator discusses ways to recognize your Chapter's volunteers for their efforts - big and small, and how to promote and celebrate your Chapter's successes:
· RIMS Chapter Awards Program - "CAP Awards"
o Chapter Achievement Awards & Chapter Excellence Awards
o Process for applying
o Nominations period: October 2011 - deadline on January 9, 2012 at 5pm ET
· Recognizing Volunteers
o Tips for giving recognition regularly and sincerely
o Chapter Officers' best practices for giving recognition – interactive discussion
· Related RIMS Resources
o RIMS Volunteer Management Podcast Series
Part 1: Find Volunteers – Build Your Chapter Board
Part 2: Recruit Volunteers – Promote Leadership Opportunities
Part 3: Retain Volunteers – Tips for Maintaining your Board
Part 4: Volunteer Obstacles – Time, Experience, Awareness
o Volunteer Recognition Tip Sheet
o RIMS Volunteer Management Handbook
Listen to the session.
"Managing Your RIMS Chapter's Finances" teleconference seminar archive (11/18/2010)
Lynn Chambers, RIMS CFO addresses financial issues that impact your chapter:
- non-profit status
- tax compliance
Listen to the session and review the RIMS Chapter Treasurer's Handbook.
Return to the Chapter Officer Training page.