Volunteer NH leadership will welcome attendees to the 2020 Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism, outlining the virtual event schedule and recognizing contributors.
Speakers will include Gretchen Stallings, Executive Director of Volunteer NH and Larissa Striga, Event Chair of the Governor's Conference on Volunteerism.
The keynote address, “The Power of Giving Power Away: Finding fit to maximize volunteer and organization impact,” will be delivered by Bryan Bessette of The Freedom Cafe.
When you are in a position of power, you have the opportunity to hold onto power, controlling all or most decisions and outcomes, and you also have the opportunity to give power away. By investing power, permission, and control in others you enable them to run with the vision and bring their strengths and passion to bear to accomplish organizational goals. Giving power away is scary. It can lead to conflict and ineffectiveness, but it also holds the opportunity to exponentially increase the impact of your organization.
- Consider the challenges and opportunities of giving power away.
- Identify tools and approaches that build capacity by empowering members at all levels of the organization - to do what they love to do, and support the work necessary to accomplish your organization's mission