Organized into three separate modules, the In-Kind Donations Workshop introduces participants to in-kind donations and certifies them to work the in-kind activity on national disaster relief operations. Much of the information presented can also be applied to managing in-kind donations at the chapter level.
Module 1 provides an overview of in-kind donations and their importance to the American Red Cross, along with a summary of current in-kind policies and resources.
Module 2 addresses donations management issues, and offers strategies for tackling the challenges that come with unsolicited donations at chapters and on relief operations.
Module 3 is devoted exclusively to working with in-kind donations on national disaster relief operations, covering such topics as the responsibilities of in-kind on a disaster, solicitation skills and processes for recording and reporting in-kind gifts.
Who Should Take This Course?
The In-Kind Donations Workshop is a prerequisite for anyone who wishes to work the in-kind activity on a disaster relief operation. Those seeking advancement within the Logistics function of the DSHR System are also strongly encouraged to take the In-Kind Donations Workshop. Since the course also focuses on in-kind activities in chapters, it is particularly relevant for fund raisers or others assigned with handling in-kind donations at the chapter level.