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  • Location & Equipment Checklist For A Blended Workshop (In-Person and Zoom)

    Published on September 10, 2021
    This checklist is for a program that is being offered in-person, along with a Zoom component.

  • Annual Volunteer Compliance

    Published on August 10, 2021
    Annually, volunteers are required to log into Volunteer Central to complete their Acknowledgements and Background Check authorizations.

  • Activity Status Terms

    Published on August 10, 2021
    The following labels are used for applicants and volunteers in Volunteer Central. It is important that we use terms consistently across the organization, especially when talking about the status of volunteer applicants and volunteers.

  • Volunteer Central: Basic Training Guide

    Published on August 10, 2021
    A 10-page guide introducing the key functions and features of MSU Extension Volunteer Central including the eRecruiter platform (what the public sees) and the eCoordinator platform (what MSU Extension employees see).

  • Event Marketing and Registration Recommended Language

    Published on August 5, 2021
    This document outlines recommended language you can add to event registration and confirmation messaging, outlining current procedures due to COVID-19. Updated August 5, 2021.

  • MSU Extension Event Preparation Recommendations & Guidelines

    Published on June 14, 2021
    MSU Extension's process to request a waiver to conduct in-person programming following specific guidelines and requirements during the Coronavirus pandemic. Waivers will be approved in only extremely rare circumstances.

  • MSU Extension Article Writing Toolkit

    Published on January 18, 2021
    A how-to guide and informational resource covering the purpose of articles, the essentials of a quality article, citing sources, reviewing articles and submitting articles.

  • Volunteer Log In and Password Reset

    Published on October 14, 2020
    It’s likely that volunteers will forget their log in and password to gain access to Volunteer Central. The information in this fact sheet is intended for staff to use as they help volunteers successfully log into Volunteer Central.

  • Program & Event Announcement Template

    Published on September 29, 2020
    A program or event announcement can be a helpful marketing tool, especially during times of virtual programming. Consider adding a program/event announcement as part of your outreach efforts. The template and example on this guide can assist these efforts.

  • Volunteer Code of Conduct

    Published on August 18, 2020
    This document has the volunteer code of conduct, a media release and a medical form, all of which need to completed by MSU Extension volunteers.

  • MSU Extension Volunteer Reference Form Fillable PDF

    Published on April 9, 2020
    A fillable PDF of the MSU Extension Volunteer Reference Form.

  • Author Checklist for MSU Extension Educational Materials

    Published on April 7, 2020
    MSU Extension provides an opportunity for users to use this table as a guide for their project.

  • MSU Extension Volunteer Files

    Published on March 9, 2020
    Michigan State University Extension maintains a record of information about all volunteers and volunteer applicants.

  • Reference Review Guide for Volunteer Central

    Published on February 5, 2020
    Explaining the reference review interface and the steps MSU Extension staff members should take when reviewing volunteer references.

  • Strategic Communication Tools: What and When to Use with Decision-Makers

    Published on February 1, 2020
    A guide to the most strategic use of various communications tools when connecting with decision makers.

  • Responding to Media Calls

    Published on February 1, 2020
    Media members know MSU Extension is a source of trusted, unbiased information and has a wide range of expertise to offer. This guide contains helpful tips to keep in mind when the media contacts you.

  • FAQs for Local Government and Media Inquiries

    Published on February 1, 2020
    Key messages and historical information about what MSU Extension is and why it matters when you receive questions from stakeholders and the media.

  • Telling Your MSU Extension Story Through Public Value Statements

    Published on February 1, 2020
    Helpful tips so MSU Extension staff members can effectively tell their MSU Extension story and build relationships with stakeholders with MSU Extension's public value statements as a guide.

  • Knowing Your Policymakers and Stakeholders (Interactive)

    Published on February 1, 2020
    MSU Extension staff members can use this questionnaire to gather more information about their policymakers, including federal, state and county officials. Interactive Version.

  • Meeting With State Legislators

    Published on February 1, 2020
    Suggestions for MSU Extension staff members meeting with state legislators. The same principles apply for meetings with local and federal officials.