Amy has been the primary behind-the-scenes instigator in a wave of change that has redefined volunteerism for literally thousands of Seattleites. With an extensive background in marketing and experiential events, Amy started The World is Fun in 2009 when she realized how much untouched potential there was for putting fun in volunteerism for the Seattle region.
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Amy has been the primary behind-the-scenes instigator in a wave of change that has redefined volunteerism for literally thousands of Seattleites. With an extensive background in marketing and experiential events, Amy started The World is Fun in 2009 when she realized how much untouched potential there was for putting fun in volunteerism for the Seattle region. Eight years later, she's grown the organization to over 18,000 volunteers and a volunteer staff of more than 90 that works in partnership with over 135 local nonprofits.
Amy is nationally recognized for her incredible work fostering community, sparking engagement, and volunteer management. She is the 2013 recipient of The Wendy Walters Truitt Volunteer Excellence Award and the 2016 Jefferson Award for her nonprofit work.
Amy is a mission evangelist, creative mastermind and organizational backbone. Her ability to think creatively and find solutions to motivate others is unparalleled.
2016 JEFFERSON AWARD
2013 WENDY WALTERS TRUITT VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD
SPEAKING PROGRAM IDEAS
THE UNIQUE HISTORY OF VOLUNTEERING
Learn how Benjamin Franklin helped us create community, how Lyndon B. Johnson destroyed our bowling leagues, and how technology connects and disconnects us from communities. This program illustrate that giving back does not need to be a chore. Volunteering should be a fun and social opportunity that allows you to better understand the challenges our community is facing.
YOUR BRAND IS YOUR MISSION
As a nonprofit organization, you have a unique branding position tied to your mission. It is time to discover how to best leverage your mission to build a strong brand and tie your constituents to your cause.
10 WAYS TO LOSE VOLUNTEERS
It takes a lot of work to recruit volunteers and only one-second to lose their trust, interest, and loyalty to your mission. Let's dive deep into the actions and reasons that cause volunteers to leave our organizations and find ways to turn them into lifelong volunteers.
IF WE WANT CHANGE, WE NEED TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY
The nonprofit sector exists to fill in the gaps where government leaves off, yet, due to lack of funding and technology, we often find ourselves stuck operating in historic paths. If we want to make change, we need to recycle the boxes we're thinking in and start doing things differently.
VOLUNTEER DRIVEN EVENTS
Engaging a volunteer community to support your event is much different than working with a paid event staff. While challenges exist, engaged volunteer teams at your events can exemplify your cause an impact in your community.
Discover ways to inspire volunteerism with your organization. This session will dive deep into how to create volunteer experiences and determine if volunteers are the right fit for your organization. Learn how to meet the needs of your organization while exceeding the needs of your volunteers.
VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
A program that began as The World is Fun's internal training for Volunteer Managers is now national recognized as a thought leader in in new ways to attract volunteers. This in- depth program covers the full spectrum of volunteer management to include:
The History of Volunteerism
On-site Volunteer Management
Volunteer Metrics and KPIs
CREATING CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY PROGRAMS THAT WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Many businesses struggle with finding the balance between giving back to the community and maintaining their profits and other resources. Learn about creative solutions that allow businesses of any size to create charitable programs that engage their employees, give back to their communities, and ultimately lend to success.
“I was really inspired by her story. Amy combines her sincerere love for service along with some real ingenuity for volunteer recruitment and the techniques that she described really arrested me. I have been working in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years and this is a fresh perspective that I think we need to hear.”
— Janetta Cravens | Vice President of Programs | Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
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