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Volunteer Engagement: Recognition and Year-Round Retention Strategies

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 1:00 - 2:30pm EDT | Online Webinar

Volunteers are essential to the success of VITA programs. Across the country, VITA volunteers donate thousands of hours every tax season, from training and certification to tax preparation and quality review. As a result, VITA programs help over 1.5 million taxpayers annually to access free, high-quality tax preparation, split their refund into savings, and so much more—with higher accuracy rates than commercial preparers. How can VITA programs create recognition events that truly acknowledge the contributions of their volunteers? How can programs work around budget limitations or large geographic areas? What recognition strategies work to keep volunteers engaged with your VITA program year-round? We had some ideas to share with you!

On this webinar from CFED’s Taxpayer Opportunity Network on March, we discussed memorable and meaningful volunteer recognition strategies. Phil Poirier, consultant for the Taxpayer Opportunity Network Volunteer Management Working Group, and some of your colleagues who've implemented successful volunteer recognition and year-round engagement strategies shared what they've found that works best on any budget—and we loved hearing from you, too!

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