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May 2016

Sensitivity Training: Being a Strong Ally

May 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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‘Culture’ is a shared set of knowledge, beliefs, customs, morals and habits. Many of us are unaware of our culture, because we grow up in it and consider it normal. It’s important as volunteer managers to look at the best ways to work with a rich and diverse volunteers base. Please join us for an exciting discussion about the evolutions of gender. During this discussion, we will talk about how assigned identities at birth are becoming a thing of the…

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July 2016

Tips & Tricks to Managing Remote Volunteers

July 15, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Thanks to technology, more non-profits are able to manage volunteer schedules & logistics easier, but overseeing volunteers at different sites can still be a challenge. Having the proper systems in place will provide volunteer coordinators and staff with the tools they need in order to successfully manage many volunteers in multiple locations. Presentation: We'll be discussing the successes and challenges faced in recruiting, coordinating and retaining volunteers at multiple locations across a huge geographic area each and every week. We'll also…

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September 2016

Education Day 2016

September 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Endowment Center,
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, 90012 United States
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DOVIA-LA hosts an Annual Education Day each September, which is the premier West Coast conference for professional development in the field of volunteer engagement. Education Day is an opportunity for professional development and networking for those working with volunteers in the Greater Los Angeles area. This day is designed for all levels of the organization, from executive directors and volunteer managers to volunteers themselves! Read more about the Education Day speakers here! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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November 2016

Inspiring & Mobilizing Volunteers to Support Community Events & Programs

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Don't Miss the Last Meeting of 2016! For many organizations, the success of an event is dependent on a network of volunteers. Having the proper systems in place to engage and mobilize volunteers to support your programs can lead to higher volunteer retention and satisfaction. On November 18th, we will be discussing the tools and techniques needed to inspire your volunteers to support your community events and programs in the most effective way. This interactive discussion with our *Special Guest…

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January 2017

Managing & Practicing Self Care

January 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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The new year is quickly approaching! As we reflect on everything that happened in 2016 and how these events will affect us personally and professionally it will be even more important to go into 2017 in a good space. For our first DOVIA meeting of the year we will focus on Self-Care!   We will be discussing our personal responses to stress, recognizing signs of burnout and our individual strategies to stay healthy and balanced. Before this meeting, take a…

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March 2017

Back to Basics: Volunteer Management 101

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Are you new to the field of volunteer management? Join us as we explore some core components of our work: how to identify your organization's need for volunteers, how to find the right people to help, then keep them happily contributing to your organization's mission for years to come! Also welcome are seasoned leaders of volunteers who are looking for a refresher on best practices that guide our work as professionals.   The workshop will be led by Melanie Goodyear (Director at Jericho…

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May 2017

Volunteer Management Databases: The Good and The Bad

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Do you ever feel like your Volunteer Database is kind of like a glorified rolodex? Maybe your database isn’t the right fit for your organization. Or perhaps there are things you can do to make your database work for you better. Whether you love them or hate them, an effective database for your volunteerism can make the difference between your program getting by or setting you and your organization up for success! Come to this workshop focused on Volunteer Databases…

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July 2017

Build a Social Media Presence for Your Program

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute,
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Learn How to Build Your Programs Social Media Presence! Before becoming the Senior Strategist for Transgender Media at GLAAD where Alex Schmider has consulted with Tinder, MTV, Instagram, Snapchat, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, TIME, among other outlets and publications  on featured content, he worked at the Los Angeles LGBT Center as the Communications Coordinator where he leveraged his media expertise into creative content and strategic collaborations, growing the Center’s Instagram following by 400% in less than a year. Most recently, Schmider was…

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August 2017

Education Day 2017

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
California Endowment Center,
1000 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, 90012 United States
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2017 EDUCATION DAY IS SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH! Visit this page for more details! 

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September 2017

Developing an Ambassador Program

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Join us for our November Meeting! Friday, November 17th 9:30-12:00pm Braille Institute 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029 CLICK HERE to Register Join us on Friday, November 17th as Katie Bradshaw, Program Director at Girls on the Run, speaks to us about the solution for what to do with all those awesome people who don’t “fit” in to your standard volunteer roles is finally here!  AND It also just so happens to be the perfect way to maximize the…

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