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BEGA: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

March 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm


Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers is critically important for small arts and cultural organisations, but it can also be difficult for under-resourced groups without the capacity for a recruitment strategy. Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers focuses on finding creative and realistic ways of recruiting and retaining volunteers while also working with the issues of limited capacity and resources, time and money.

Participants will brainstorm with each other and learn more about:

+ Challenges And Successes – what has worked in terms of volunteer recruitment, and what hasn’t;
+ The Empathy Map – A guided workshop using the tool of The Empathy Map to help organisations to find out more about what volunteers want from their experience.
+ Strategies – Creative and practical strategies will be brainstormed and discussed for both recruitment and retention of new and existing volunteers.

What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:

+ Lifetime access to a dedicated VOLUNTEERS Dropbox folder full of additional resources and workbooks to help continue the learning after the workshop is over;
+ Access to additional free webinars to supplement the material covered in the workshop;
+ The possibility of further one-to-one business advice, mentoring and support from one of our creative industries business specialist advisors.

All questions are welcome in this relaxed, safe and inclusive workshop. Participants are also encouraged to share their own experiences and network with their fellow practitioners.

Ideal For: Curious hobbyists, creative freelancers and businesses, arts organisations, anyone working in a museum or gallery, from board members and leadership team through to volunteers and community. Focus is on smaller and/or regional venues.

Who is presenting?
Monica Davidson is an award-winning expert on the creative industries, who began her professional life as a freelance journalist and filmmaker. In 2014 Monica completed her Masters degree in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS, and was appointed as the first NSW Creative Industries Business Advisor by the Department of Industry. Shortly after she founded the social enterprise Creative Plus Business, which is dedicated to educating creative people about small business and marketing skills. In 2019, Monica was awarded the QUT Creative Enterprise Australia award for being a Creative Trailblazer that “advocates, mentors, donates, educates and advises within Australia’s creative economy”. Monica continues to work as a writer, filmmaker and occasional performer.

What is NSW Business Connect? 
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.

What’s Creative Plus Business?
We’re a social enterprise dedicated to educating creative people and arts organisations about business skills. We help through sharing practical knowledge in a fun and irreverent way, and everything we do is designed to help creatives to feel more confident and comfortable about the entrepreneurial aspects of their creative practice. We believe that a bit of naughtiness, tempered with a kind heart and a big dose of professionalism, is the key to helping creative people understand the boring basics of business.

Accessibility: if you have any access requirements, please email hello@creativeplusbusiness.com

 South East Arts Central, 90 Gipps St, Bega NSW 2550

This workshop is sponsored by NSW Business Connect, a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted independent business advice and events to help you start, run, adapt or grow your small business.