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    Utilize your board to identify and cultivate potential donors. This course will teach you six important strategies to empower your volunteer leadership to raise funds for your program.
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    View these tips for VISTA recruitment in rural areas and remote communities
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    Review concepts related to communicating with diverse volunteers in this tutorial.
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    Explore topics in volunteer management, including recruitment and placement, orientation, retention, and recognition. This tutorial provides a foundation for your volunteer mobilization efforts.

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    Discover how to assess your volunteer leadership needs, develop a framework for the project leaders, prepare your leaders, and recognize their efforts through this tutorial.
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    Use this template to plan and develop a recruitment message that grabs the interest of potential volunteers for an open position at your organization.
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    Get new ideas for how to celebrate your VISTA members and leaders including personal and public recognition, awards and gifts, personal growth opportunities, and events.
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    Customize your own VISTA self-assessment tool that can help members identify the skills, abilities, and interests they’ve developed during their service with this sample question bank.
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    Use this template to track the creation of processes used in managing volunteers, including screening procedures, databases, and outreach materials.
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    Learn about the unique needs and perspectives of adult learners. These principles will help you design and deliver effective VISTA member training.
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