Short, Manageable and One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you only have an hour or are looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity, we welcome your involvement!  We have a list of "bite sized" volunteer opportunities organized by type and time commitment.  Scroll down to see full list below!

Looking for More?

If you are interested in joining a committee, please visit our committee page to contact a chairperson to learn more.  You can attend a meeting and see if it will be a good fit for you. Most committee work includes a 1 hour monthly meeting and about 2 hours a month of additional volunteer time.

Board Service in Your Future?

If you are interested in joining the board, please contact and of the current board members for more information about their experience. Governance Chair, John Bauer can provide information about the nomination process.

Communications & Marketing             

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Create 5 member spotlight graphics in Canva Good PR for members and ACN2 hoursGregory Perrine
Create 5 volunteer highlight graphics in CanvaGood PR for members and ACN2 hoursGregory Perrine
Create 5 evergreen social post graphics (member benefits, ACN values, etc.) Good PR for members and ACN2 hours Gregory Perrine
Write text for 5 social media posts  spread the word about ACN's good works1 hour Gregory Perrine
Create 1 original blog post to share on website (follow guidelines) Showcase member thought leadership, helps NPOs2 hours Tricia Fusilero
Review and suggest edits for a blog post Showcase member thought leadership, helps NPOs1 hour Tricia Fusilero
Submit a testimonial about your ACN experience: https://forms.gle/dQXE5jGEmvnfnkkU8  Good PR for ACN15 minutes  Tricia Fusilero 
Interview another member and record video (starter questions provided) Good PR for members and ACN30 minutesTricia Fusilero 
Edit a video recording  Good PR for members and ACN1 hour Tricia Fusilero 
Write copy for one monthly newsletter (use template)  Good PR for ACN2 hours  Lidia Varesco Racoma
Create an infographic to showcase our membership, programs, etc.Good PR for ACN1 hourGordon Mayer 
 Compile quick nonprofit stats for resource page  Helpful content for members3 hours Lidia Varesco Racoma
 Pull analytics for the committee - website and/or social Provide data to support committee's workplan strategy 1 hour/month Lidia Varesco Racoma

Membership

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Be an ambassador to 3 new members. Want to know the nitty gritty of this ask? Click here.Make people feel welcomed right away!1 hour per monthTricia Fusilero
Reach out to 3 nonmember consultants and share with them the benefits of ACN membershipHelp increase membership  1 and 1/2 hoursTricia Fusilero
Add a member badge to your website or signature line  Support awareness of the organization 15 min  Tricia Fusilero
 Lead an EMPOWER Group session Engage and support fellow members  1 hour per month Empower Group coordinators

Programs

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 Moderate a program Provide another perspective to the conversation2 hours including prep time and meeting attendance Brian Loevner or Melanie Flores
Organize 1 workshop Introduce new ideas/topics to fellow members 4 hours including prep time and meeting attendanceBrian Loevner or Melanie Flores
 Organize 1 Happy Hour Networking for members  4 hours including prep time and happy hour attendanceBrian Loevner or Melanie Flores
 Organize 1 Coffee Networking EventNetworking for members4 hours including prep time and happy hour attendanceBrian Loevner or Melanie Flores
Invite nonmember consultants to attend a program as your guest - get promo code from Tricia Fusilero Good PR for ACN 15 min Tricia Fusilero
Assist with planning the Annual Meeting - find a venue that fits budget and meeting needsHelps ACN to stay within budget 3 hoursBrian Loevner or Melanie Flores
Assist with planning the Annual Meeting - source a speaker Provides thought leadership to membership 3 hoursBrian Loevner or Melanie Flores
Assist with planning the Annual Meeting - contact sponsors Supports ACN's revenue goals 3 hours Tricia Fusilero
Assist with planning the Annual Meeting - donate AV support at meetingSupports ACN's revenue goals 5 hours Tricia Fusilero
Assist with planning the Annual Meeting - create a highlight videoGood PR for ACN 3 hours Tricia Fusilero

Nonprofit Relations

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 Share the member directory and RFP information with 3 nonprofits in your network Potential RFP leads for members 30 min  Tricia Fusilero
 Send a reminder to the listserv about Nonprofit Learning Lab speaking opportunities (quarterly) Provide speaking opportunities to members to share thought leadership with nonprofit leaders 15 min/quarter Tricia Fusilero

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