Presentation on theme: "Examining specific approaches to your MCP program Doing Business in Rural & Urban Communities."— Presentation transcript:
Examining specific approaches to your MCP program Doing Business in Rural & Urban Communities
Agenda Doing business as an MCP Program Reaching Higher in Our Communities Special Guest: Doris Long, Little Dixie Community Action Agency Special Guest: David Sherman, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Open Discussion Closing and Wrap Up
Business Components of MCP Programs
Ingredient: Recruitment Volunteers What is the # 1 reason why people volunteer? Are you touching enough? Fish where the fish are … and children! A new challenge for new programs What are the best sources? Encouraging us to be creative
Ingredient: Screening and Matching Clarifying everyones expectations by gathering and sharing information through: Application Training Orientation Interview Background checks References Making informed decisions
Ingredient: Match Support and Retention Raise your hand if you agree with the following statement: Matches stay together longer in urban areas.
Ingredient: Marketing and Outreach The ABCs of Marketing Attracting Volunteers Families and children Donors Being Clear Address skepticism Clarify what MCP IS and ISNT Correcting Deal with misconceptions and misinformation
Ingredient: Building Infrastructure This includes: Partnership Development Hiring and managing staff Raising money Board development
Any questions at this point?
Reaching Higher in Our Communities Doris Long Mentoring Program Director David Sherman Regional Director
Resources MCP Support Center Mentoring.org Local Mentoring Partnerships Corporation for National and Community Service MCP-1133
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