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Monthly Meeting-June 26

  • 26 Jun 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Camp Greene Wood


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June DAVA Meeting

June 26, 2013

Don't forget the 8:30am Start time!!

"Maximize Volunteer Impact--Assess Your Volunteer Program or Measuring the Performance of Your Volunteer Program"

At the Executive Service Corps of Chicago (ESC), we know that a nonprofit cannot succeed without a strong core of volunteers.  For some organizations, volunteers are part of their business model.  This workshop will share best practices for getting good, reliable performance and results from your volunteer program. Participants will take a look at the importance of assessment, the first step to improving volunteer impact.  Everyone will receive a benchmark assessment tool and learn how it can be used in their volunteer program to enhance volunteer satisfaction while reaching program objectives for the organization.


About ESC- ESC is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits and public agencies to build their boards, create or update their strategic plan, find new sources of revenue and assess their operation to meet current and future challenges.  ESC consultants are leaders in their field, bringing expertise from successful careers and volunteering their time and talent to the nonprofit community through ESC engagements.  ESC is proudly celebrating its 35th year of service and partnership with nonprofit clients.  www.esc-chicago.org.    

Speakers: Yvette Schmidt and Bob Dwyer

Bob Dwyer-Bio

Prior to joining ESC, Bob Dwyer held the position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at Fleishman and Hillard. He has extensive experience in the utility sector, with expertise in crisis management, strategic planning, communications, media affairs, public relations, operational leadership, and marketing. He has a Master's Degree in Communications from Northwestern University.

Some of Bob's ESC clients include Rebuilding Exchange, Universidad Popular, and La Casa Norte. He has completed ESC training in Consulting, Board Development, Urgent Action Team, Project Tech Tools, and Volunteer Management, a course he facilitates for his peers. In addition, Bob was instrumental to the development of the "ESC Volunteer Benchmark Assessment Tool," a complimentary resource for nonprofits.

Bob is a current Commissioner of Serve Illinois and was past Board Chairman of the Illinois Commission on Volunteerism. He has also served on the board for the business organization EWCCA and several chambers of the Chambers of Commerce. In addition, he is a Fellow with Leadership Greater Chicago.

Yvette Schmidt-Bio

Yvette manages the recruitment of ESC’s highly experienced volunteers to consult with nonprofits and public agencies. She has been with ESC for more than 24 years, 19 of those spent in management of ESC’s volunteer corps. She has been instrumental to the design and development of training programs, most recently the volunteer management training as the basis of ESC’s VolunTEAM partnership with One Good Deed Chicago. Committed to volunteerism and the nonprofit sector, Yvette previously worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art and Landmarks Illinois and has volunteered at Fairview South elementary school as Chair of the Cultural Arts Committee and in a variety of leadership roles. She is a recipient of the Raymond Neyrinck Award for her service to Fairview South. Yvette earned her Bachelor’s in International Economics and French from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Camp Greene Wood--Program Center

3147 71st Street

Woodridge, IL 60517

(630) 789-9379

There is a parking lot at this entrance and we will be on the first floor in the large room.  


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