Thanking volunteers has traditionally centered on special, large-scale formal events. In 2021, not so much! Gatherings of any kind have most certainly changed. And if your volunteer recognition budget has been adjusted (a/k/a slashed), join us to hear how your volunteer program can still afford to show gratitude with your innovativeness guiding the way. Help keep your sense of community, camaraderie, and appreciation for the people who donate their time and talent.
Whether you are Generation Y, Builder, Boomer, or anything in between, you may be working with volunteers at every age. At this webinar, we will talk about recruiting, retaining, and recognizing volunteers with the lens of leading the different age groups…no matter where YOU fall in the generational breakdown. Each group has its special characteristics and challenges. Join us to discuss how to get the most out of your volunteers of every generation.
Can your volunteers take it to the next level and become your best volunteer leader? Let’s discuss how you can recruit, target, engage, coach, and transform volunteers to become all that you need them to be. We will talk about identifying volunteers and potential leaders, becoming more coach than a supervisor, and discovering the recognition hot buttons for your shining volunteer stars.
Celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day with Volunteer Fairfax & Northern Virginia Association of Volunteer Administrators (NVAVA)
Wake up and celebrate Volunteer Managers! Be a part of the day that celebrates YOU. November 5 is International Volunteer Managers Day! Bring your cup of coffee and join us at this virtual meeting to discuss our profession. We can find out how we got here, the benefits and shortcomings of the profession as well as discuss where we go from here. We will also leave time for discussion, problem-solving, and networking. This conversation will be hosted by Nadia Hoonan, President of the NVAVA Board of Directors, and Susan Sanow, Senior Manager of Special Projects and Training at Volunteer Fairfax.
Sneak Peak! Early preview of a book club reading presented by NVAVA . . . .
NVAVA Book Club for Leaders of Volunteers
Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion
Does talking about your accomplishments as a volunteer manager make you feel weird, icky, or even embarrassed? Why do we choose to put our heads down and do the work rather than proudly boasting our accomplishments? Let’s build some bragging skills! As a community, we are reading Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotionby Meredith Fineman. Grab a copy (purchase on your own via any bookseller – paper or e-reader), read it, and join us for this discussion on how to unapologetically champion yourself. Let’s get ready to tell our truths about our accomplishments with grace and confidence. Leading the discussion will be Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor at the City of Plano, Texas.