Become a volunteer ambassador of the Foundation

Volunteer “ambassadors” are being sought to help the Foundation strengthen its relationships with other Eden Prairie nonprofits and civic groups.

If you are a “people person,” know a little bit (or a lot) about the Foundation, and are passionate about making Eden Prairie better, this long-term volunteer position is for you.

In this role, you’ll be connecting with roughly a half-dozen existing organizations that serve Eden Prairie and identifying a “liaison” in each organization whom you can connect with on a regular basis. It’s all about engagement, representing the Foundation, and supporting the work of the groups to which you’re assigned.

It will take a couple of hours per week establishing connections at the start, and eventually decrease to a half-hour to one hour a week as you become acquainted and reach out to your liaisons by phone or e-mail, or in person. Much of what you learn about these organizations you’ll bring back to the Foundation to make it a better community “hub.”

The volunteer work that you do will help the Foundation identify community needs so its granting, collaboration, and leadership efforts are more focused and impactful.

There are about 80 nonprofits and civic organizations serving Eden Prairie, and the Foundation has categorized them in about a dozen groups, from those serving youth to others focusing on education, diversity, or disabilities.

You will be assigned to one of these groups. The Foundation provides training and a “playbook” to guide you. You’ll report to the Hub KSI Team, which is composed of volunteers and members of the Foundation’s board of directors. Several pilot ambassador-liaison pilots are already underway and proving to be successful.

Would you like to be part of this innovative effort or simply want more information? Please contact Foundation Executive Director Mark Weber at (952) 949-8499 or [email protected].

About the Author Mark Weber has been the executive director of the Eden Prairie Community Foundation since October 2013. In this role, he enjoys meeting with Eden Prairie residents, and being an active member of the community. If you’d like to connect with Mark, call him at (952) 949-8499 or email him. You can also read Mark’s full biography.

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