New Franklin College office to help not-for-profits recruit volunteers

Franklin College has a new office that helps Johnson County not-for-profits develop Web sites and recruit volunteers.

The Nonprofit Resource Center was sparked in part by the lack of volunteer coordination during the summer floods of
2008, Director Christopher Nunn said. “There was a huge response to the call for volunteers,” he said. “There
wasn’t a volunteer center.”

Rather than create a walk-in center, Franklin’s Office of Professional
Development is offering its services through www.helpjohnsoncounty.org. The site links to a national database of volunteer
opportunities, www.allforgood.org.

Apart from Nunn, the staff consists of AmeriCorps volunteers who can help small
organizations with public relations and Web site design, areas that don’t typically benefit from dedicated personnel.
Clients so far include Johnson County Senior Services, the Franklin Symphonic Council and Johnson County Against Substance
Abuse.
 

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: IBJ is now using a new comment system. Your Disqus account will no longer work on the IBJ site. Instead, you can leave a comment on stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Past comments are not currently showing up on stories, but they will be added in the coming weeks. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.