THE TAKE FIVE TRAINING STORY
Janet Capetty is an author, speaker and trainer with a national reputation, having provided training seminars around the country 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:
"I was moved to create Take FIVE Training after hearing countless stories from people of all ages expressing a desire to share their knowledge and skills as a volunteer, but feeling frustrated. Too many people shared their stories of how they tried to volunteer, but felt organizations didn't need or want them.
I know how challenging it can be for a non-profit to find the time and staffing it might take to engage volunteers in a meaningful way. Then I discovered that only 19% of those working with volunteers have ever had any training to do so.
Knowing organizations need and want volunteers, and volunteers want to contribute, it only made sense to help them help each other. Drawing on my years of experience doing just that, I outlined five simple steps needed for a nonprofit organization to practice Focused Impactful Volunteer Engagement. I created Take FIVE Training to help nonprofit organizations further their mission by actively engaging volunteers, and ensuring everyone with a desire to volunteer has a way to do so with positive results."
Capetty'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.