Introduction to Corporate Philanthropy
Gain an understanding of the corporate philanthropy landscape. Discuss strategies for aligning program goals with company principles and mission. Discuss industry trends, best practices and how to develop your program.
Strategic Planning and Budgeting
Development of the strategic plan helps to identify the company's philanthropic goals and ensure key stakeholders are all on the same page". Learn how to prepare your strategic plan and budget effectively.
Corporate Volunteer Management
Develop an employee volunteer management plan for any size company. Focus on the volunteer management cycle including the process for planning, recruitment, training, scheduling and more.
Learn how to apply project management tools and techniques to succeed at implementing programs and managing projects of any size and scope. Recognize ways to make your projects appealing to various audiences, including funders and volunteers. Students are encouraged to bring their work in progress for interactive discussion and critique.
Developing Community Partners
Successful corporate philanthropy programs include strong community partner relationships. Explore ways of addressing nonprofit needs and building local and global relationships.
Developing effective communications is critical to the success of your programs and projects. Learn communication methods for interfacing with volunteers, staff, management, prospects and funders. Conveying needs and outcomes to internal and external audiences is also covered.
PR, Marketing & Media
Learn how to market your programs and communicate with various stakeholders. Gain presentation skills to convey your message succinctly, and get the responses you need to move programming forward.
Program Measurement and Evaluation
Conducting program evaluations is critical for demonstrating program impact to various stakeholders. Learn how to plan an evaluation, design a questionnaire, select evaluation methods, and interpret data to produce a cohesive evaluation report.
How To Apply
- To enter the program, interested applicants must:
- be fluent in English (written and spoken)
- have a computer (or access to one) and an email address to receive communications and reading materials
- complete and submit VMG's Corporate Volunteer Management Training Program Registration Form with payment
Schedules, Fees & Registration
- Online Training
- Classroom Training (coming soon)
To register for the 8-course program or individual courses, please complete and submit the VMG Corporate Volunteer Management Training Program Registration Form and make payment. It's that easy! There is no application process required. Registration continues until classes are full or until four business days prior to the class date. Walk-in registration on the day of class is not permitted. You may mail the form with payment to Volunteer Management Group or scan and email or fax the form for faster service. Volunteer Management Group's address and fax number are on the form. Please email certificate (at) volunteermanagementgroup.com with questions or to confirm that the form and payment have been received.
Registration for Individual Courses
Individual course registration is available for classroom courses. Students registering for an individual course in the classroom will receive a certificate of completion for that course. For the online program, individual course registration is not permitted, only the full 8-course online program.
Cancellation Policy: No Refunds
Registration is first come, first served. Space is limited. Due to space arrangements all payments are final. No refunds possible. Cancellations can transfer to the same course/program in the next series, registration fee applies. Cancellation policy applies to online and classroom programs.
Minimum enrollment must be met for a program or course to run. When maximum enrollment for the program (or a particular course) is reached, the program/course will be closed immediately and the names of interested registrants will be put on a wait list and notified on a first come basis if an opening occurs. Please register early to avoid disappointment.
Homework and Grades
This is a non-credit training program. While grades will not be given, students are offered the option to meet "VMG Challenge Assignments" assigned for each course by completing the challenge and submitting work to the instructor for feedback and critique. Instructors will only review work on a timely basis at the time the course is taught (not after you finish the series).
Students are required to be professional and, as a courtesy to the instructor and other students, be punctual in attending class. If absence is to occur, the student is responsible for notifying VMG and requesting permission to take the class in the next session. With all rescheduling requests, the registration fee must be paid, if applicable, when registering. Each instructor maintains and submits attendance records for each class.
Completing Your Training and Earning Your Certificate
The Corporate Volunteer Management Training consists of completing the 8 courses listed above. Upon completion you will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by VMG. Attendance at each class is required. Partial attendance in any class does not count toward completion. It is recommended that courses be taken in one semester, but if necessary, they can be spread out over two semesters. It is recommended that the courses be taken in sequence due to the flow of the course content; however, they may be taken out of order if absolutely necessary.
VMG offers Corporate Volunteer Management and Corporate Philanthropy Consulting Services. Click here to email your inquiry or call 917-829-8344.