New Service Opportunity!

Plano Children's Theatre Volunteer Coordination VISTA The Volunteer Coordination VISTA will help break down the barriers poverty creates for low-income children seeking an arts education through the development of a new comprehensive volunteer recruitment and training program. Major functions will include evaluation and updating the volunteer handbook, policies and procedures, evaluating the agency’s volunteer needs … Continue reading New Service Opportunity!

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Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Big Move and a Full-Slate of Productions

September was quite a busy month for VISTA Sean Enfield. As his organization, the Plano Children's Theatre, prepares for its big move, Sean has been tasked with recruiting volunteers for the move as well as volunteers to help with the build out of the new space. He has been utilizing the organization's online presence and … Continue reading Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Big Move and a Full-Slate of Productions

Melanie Cheney’s Work Increases Funds Raised at North Texas Giving Day

In September 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Officer Melanie Cheney helped bolster her organization's total fundraised amount from North Texas Giving Day on September 14th. Through careful strategizing and posing a fundraising challenge to the Board of Directors, Cheney successfully helped raise nearly $9,000 more in 2017 than her organization raised in 2016 (increasing the … Continue reading Melanie Cheney’s Work Increases Funds Raised at North Texas Giving Day

Sean Enfield Improves Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Communication

In August 2017, VISTA Sean Enfield worked to improve the communication and relationships between the North Texas Performing Arts organization/staff and its volunteers while also continuing to standardize its volunteer practices. With such wide array of theatres and programming, the organization's volunteer network is widely dispersed and hard to manage efficiently. As a part of … Continue reading Sean Enfield Improves Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Communication

Melanie Cheney Creates Excitement for Plano Children’s Theatre’s Board Members to Donate Big

In August 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Business Development Officer Melanie Cheney helped raise nearly $26,000 in matching funds to help motivate donors on North Texas Giving Day (September 14). By giving a presentation to the theatres' Management Boards in July, Melanie secured donations from excited board members who are interested in raising as much money as … Continue reading Melanie Cheney Creates Excitement for Plano Children’s Theatre’s Board Members to Donate Big

Sean Enfield Management of Volunteers Saves Money for Plano Children’s Theatre

VISTA Sean Enfield continued his efforts to train volunteers for the Plano Children's Theatre (PCT). During the month of July, he helped organize, schedule, and run a workshop for the theatre's high school interns, and he held another Training Workshop for the theatre's production volunteer position. The production volunteer workshops covered the Set Build and … Continue reading Sean Enfield Management of Volunteers Saves Money for Plano Children’s Theatre

Melanie Cheney Devises Plan to Increase Donations on North Texas Giving Day

In July 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Melanie Kuriger helped create a fundraising plan for the massive community giving event, North Texas Giving Day. Intent on improving her Plano Children’s Theatre’s fundraising from the previous year, she helped devise a plan to pool Board members' donations into a matching fund, which will be used to motivate donors … Continue reading Melanie Cheney Devises Plan to Increase Donations on North Texas Giving Day

Sean Enfield Develops and Implements Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Training Program

Volunteer Coordination VISTA Sean Enfield focused his efforts on expanding Plano Children's Theatre's (PCT) volunteer base through its summer intern program and a newly implemented Volunteer Training program. Both programs help make enrollment in productions and classes more affordable. PCT interns earn credits that can allow them to earn up $400 toward a future production, … Continue reading Sean Enfield Develops and Implements Plano Children’s Theatre’s Volunteer Training Program

Melanie Cheney Participates in a Presentation Leading to Big Donation for Plano Children’s Theatre

In June 2017, AmeriCorps VISTA Resource Development Officer Melanie Cheney serving with Plano Children’s Theatre helped deliver a presentation at the Plano Metro Rotary Luncheon that resulted in a $5,000 donation from the club. This donation will be used to pay for scholarships for underprivileged children who cannot otherwise afford tuition costs. This will allow … Continue reading Melanie Cheney Participates in a Presentation Leading to Big Donation for Plano Children’s Theatre

Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Theatre Camp Programs

The heat is on in Plano, TX! In May, VISTA Sean Enfield helped Plano Children's Theatre prepare for its upcoming summer camps. Plano Children’s Theatre offers scholarships to low income children to attend the theatre summer camps. During the summer season, the theatre operates during the days as well as the evening to accommodate the … Continue reading Sean Enfield Recruits Volunteers for Plano Children’s Theatre Camp Programs