Whether or not you are officially the boss of anyone or even if you have the word “manager” in your title, chances are that as the leader of volunteers at an organization, you are managing people, projects, or both! At this workshop, we’ll consider your roles as a leader to your volunteers and your other voices needed in the management of the entire organization. We will talk about determining what volunteers really want and what your boss really wants and how to adjust your work practices whether managing up or down.
Join in the first Community Conversation featuring leading voices working to eradicate systemic racism and injustice.
As we continue the journey of shifting from a white dominant culture to a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture, you are cordially invited to join us for a panel discussion addressing the Invisibility of Racism as we examine our personal journeys, explore the role that leaders and organizations play in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and realize how racial disparities are tied to our systems and communities.
TAMARA LUCAS COPELAND, Author – Daughters of the Dream; Past President, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers
LUISA BOYARSKI, Associate Director, Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership, Georgetown University
KIM JONES, Chief Executive Officer, Nonprofit Village
Executive Directors, Senior Management, Other C-Suite Level executives, Board Members, Volunteer Managers are all welcome to attend. Thank you for the support of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia to hold these conversations.
Thinking About Becoming a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA)?
Have you thought about the next step in your career? Could becoming a Certified Volunteer Administrator (CVA) be a part of your vision? To prepare for the Fall 2021 exam (or beyond), now may be the right time to make the first step. Hear about general information as well as from those who went through the process: preparation, sitting for the test, and the benefits of becoming a CVA!
Speakers are Susan Sanow, CVA (who became a CVA in October 2020), and Suzanne Hough, CVA (April 2021).
No “One Right Way”: Creating New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
Join in the second Community Conversation featuring leading voices working to eradicate systemic racism and injustice. This conversation focuses on our work as leaders of volunteers.
There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect a characteristic that there is only “one right way” to do something; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered. The Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators held a series of listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers to learn more about the barriers put up by the “one right way” mentality, along with brainstorming other ways of engaging volunteers that are more inclusive and equitable. In this session, we’ll discuss the key themes of what interviewed volunteers had to say and share their ideas – along with ways we’ve seen these ideas in action – for making “many different ways” a norm in volunteerism.
Speaker: Lisa Joyslin, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)
Thank you for the support of the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia to hold these conversations.
Writing an effective volunteer recruitment blurb is an essential step to achieving the mission of your organization. You want volunteers; you need volunteers. But what you ask can make a world of difference. At this 30-minute webinar, we will address how to best define and describe your volunteer opportunity while answering the basic “who, what, where, when, and how” in your recruitment message.