Chamber begins 2nd year of non-profit-geared seminars

Janna Bass Chamber director

February 26, 2014

The Chamber strives to serve our members through offering a wide variety of activities and opportunities, working to meet each individual need for continued community involvement, networking, and economic growth for their organization or business. In 2013, the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is excited to have begun to offer an educational and networking opportunity for our non-profit organizations that utilize volunteers.

As many of us know and understand, volunteers are what make many of our organizations who we are today. Without volunteers, many organizations would not be able to offer such services to the local community, Sampson County, and North Carolina. This network was designed to give volunteer managers the tools and resources needed to recruit, retain, and assist their volunteers as much as possible.

In 2013, three opportunities were offered to organizations that utilize volunteers, opportunities which included seminars on volunteer recruitment and retention. After great feedback from the participants, this opportunity will continue in 2014, beginning on Wednesday, March 19. This seminar will feature round table brainstorming discussion between non-profit organizations and volunteer managers. We encourage attendees to submit a question or topic for discussion by e-mail to or call 910-592-6177. Other seminars this year will include “Recruiting Volunteers with Different Generations in Mind” with Harriett Edwards and a workshop on the Governors Volunteer Award with Faye Stone.

For more information about the Volunteer Management Network provided through the Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce or if you are looking to volunteer with one of the many organizations within Sampson County and would like more information, give us a call at 910-592-6177. We look forward to ensuring our non-profit and other organizations have the tools and resources needed in order to provide the best for those within Sampson County.