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The Take Five Training Story


Janet Capetty is an author, speaker and trainer with a national reputation, having provided training seminars around the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. She has spent over 20 years working in the nonprofit arena recruiting, training, inspiring and appreciating volunteers, while also training staff to work with volunteers. She shares her motivation below:

"Hearing countless stories from people who volunteered and felt unwanted or undervalued by the organization moved me to develop Take FIVE Training - 5 Key Steps to Focused Impactful Volunteer Engagement. People often describe feelings of frustration -- they want to share their professional level of knowledge and skills as a volunteer, but keep having negative experiences. A common theme I hear is:  'There's still more of me to give, yet organizations seem to not want it.' 

It's challenging for a non-profit to find the time and staffing required to engage volunteers in a meaningful way. Considering only 19% of non-profit staff responsible for working with volunteers have had training in volunteer engagement, the disconnect is understandable.

Organizations need and want volunteers, and volunteers want to contribute. Drawing on years of experience working with volunteers and training others to do so, I was able to identify five simple steps to help organizations actively engage volunteers, giving them a positive experience, resulting in keeping them involved and returning for more." 


Janet's strengths are in motivating and supporting those she trains, leaving them energized and excited to move their organization forward. Her comprehensive knowledge and experience uniquely qualify her to create and lead this valuable program. Take FIVE Training is ideal for anyone wishing to engage volunteers in a way that is positive and makes an impact.

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