As the Massachusetts commission on service and volunteerism, MSA convenes volunteer managers from the public, private and nonprofit sectors through periodic conferences and training events. MSA offers high-quality, affordable workshops on topics relating to both volunteer and nonprofit management. Workshops generally take place in the fall (October - December) and spring (March - May). Topics and locations vary. Most workshops are open to the general public. Some sessions are limited to MSA grantees.
2017 Spring Training Opportunity:
Volunteer Management Training
In partnership with United Way of North Central Massachusetts
- Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
- Time: 9:00am – 12:00noon
- Location: United Way of North Central Massachusetts, Conference Room, 649 John Fitch Hwy, Fitchburg MA
- Cost: $0.00
- Registration Deadline: May 1st
About the Workshop: Join the Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) in a review of best practices for managing volunteers. Learn what motivates people in your community to volunteer, and how to keep them engaged. During this comprehensive three hour workshop, you will learn how to prepare yourself, your agency, and the volunteer for a successful partnership. Through the expertise of the trainers and group conversations you will be given tips and tools on how to best recruit, match, supervise, and evaluate volunteers in roles that best fit their skills and your needs!
Lisl Hacker, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Massachusetts Service Alliance
Shana Lothrop, Program Officer for Volunteer Initiatives, Massachusetts Service Alliance
MSA holds a bi-annual statewide conference on service and volunteering in the spring. This year's conference will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center. Information about the conference can be found on the conference page here.
For more information on MSA's statewide conference, please contact Colin McLaughlin, Administrative Coordinator, at 617-542-2544 ext. 221 or email@example.com.
Other Training Resources
Below is a partial list of other organizations in Massachusetts that offer training or technical assistance to strengthen volunteer and service programs. MSA updates the list periodically to keep this information current. If you would like to be added to this list or have questions, please contact Colin McLaughlin, Administrative Coordinator, at 617-542-2544 ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- BEST Initiative / Health Resources in Action
- Center for Nonprofit Management at Stonehill College
- Collaborative for Educational Services
- Disability Law Center
- ESC of New England
- Greater Worcester Community Foundation's Nonprofit Support Center
- Human Service Forum
- Interaction Institute for Social Change
- Mass Mentoring Partnership
- Mel King Institute for Community Building
- New Sector Alliance
- Tech Networks of Boston
- The Nonprofit Center
- The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc
- Third Sector New England