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Volunteer Management in Blue and Grey Skies: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

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Thursday, December 8, 2022 (10:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (EST)


KNN Members (individual registration): $10

KNN Member Team Rate (KNN Members & Members of Partner State Associations are invited to register their team for one low rate - staff, board, and/or volunteers welcome): $40 

Potential Members (individual registration): $20

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Event Details

Disasters are rarely predicted and never welcomed, so proactive preparedness is crucial. Join KNN and Serve Kentucky for a virtual event to help nonprofit staff and board members make a plan for recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers in their disaster preparedness and subsequent relief efforts.

In the keynote presentation by the team from Hands On Nashville, you'll learn about the landscape of disasters and the role of volunteers; key lessons learned from past responses; a community-based approach for both proactive and reactive collaboration; and best practices and recommendations for developing policies and keeping volunteers engaged even in "blue skies." 

Then, a panel of nonprofit leaders fresh from disasters in Western and Eastern Kentucky will share lessons learned, successes, and challenges from their own recent experiences.

We'll conclude with a presentation by Serve Kentucky, our state service commission, on their disaster-related platforms and how they can help your nonprofit connect with disaster-related volunteer opportunities and/or potentially help your organization recruit volunteers in general.

Join KNN, Serve Kentucky, and your colleagues from across the state and learn together how to best prepare for and recover from disaster with the help of our communities.


10:00 am ET - Keynote Presentation - From Reactive to Proactive: Hands On Nashville's Approach to Volunteer Management in Disasters - Nelly Pérez Meléndez, Lori Shinton, and Alexandra Dorman

11:25 am ET - Lessons Learned from KY Nonprofit Leaders (Danielle Clore of KNN facilitates a discussion with Josh Mullins, Hindman Settlement School and Heath Duncan, Habitat for Humanity Pennyrile Region & Hopkins County Long-Term Recovery Group)

12:10 pm ET - Serve Kentucky Presentation / Demo

12:30 pm ET - Event concludes

Offered in partnership with Serve Kentucky

Additional Information
Event Contact:
Kentucky Nonprofit Network
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