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Engaging Older Volunteers to Serve Youth

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Join The Eisner Foundation and Encore.org's Generation to Generation campaign for this Conversations with GIA webinar on effectively engaging older volunteers in youth-serving nonprofits. As our society ages and older adults face social isolation and related health issues, we can enlist these “experienced helping hands” to engage in their communities. The benefits are exponential when the talents of these older adults are leveraged in service to the younger population. Collectively, increasing a child’s lifetime prospects and improving the well-being of older adults can strengthen society. 

In a survey of nonprofit organizations, The Eisner Foundation found that older volunteers were often the most valuable to an organization, but certain management techniques worked better than others. During this webinar, you’ll learn about the key findings from this survey and the techniques Encore.org partners and others are already implementing to best engage older volunteers. Presenters: Trent Stamp, CEO, The Eisner Foundation; Michelle Hynes, Strategic Director, Program Development, Encore.org. Moderator: John Feather Ph.D., CEO, Grantmakers in Aging. Sponsored by The John A. Hartford Foundation. Webinar date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018. View the recording below or on the GIA You Tube channel at https://youtu.be/RCfu8-xH7EM


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