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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

January Membership Meeting: 2018 Goal Setting for Success

January 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Join us for our January Meeting! Friday, January 19th 9:30am-12:00pm Braille Institute 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029 CLICK HERE to Register Happy New Year! It's a brand new year and we are excited that our first meeting for 2018 will be about goal setting! In many of our organizations, this is a time of year where we are setting goals for performance appraisals short-term projects long-term planning goals higher-ups want us to achieve that we aren't sure how…

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March 2018

March Membership Meeting

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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Please join us for our March DOVIA-LA Membership Meeting! Friday, March 16th 9:30-12:00pm Braille Institute 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029 Register Here! Beginning at 9:30am enjoy a cup of coffee and bagels while networking with other DOVIA-LA members. The meeting will begin at 10:00am and include a presentation by Camrin Christensen, Volunteer Recruitment and Outreach Director of CASA of Los Angeles. PRESENTATION: Volunteer Recruitment: How to Go from Passive to Proactive Without Burning Out! Over the last three years,…

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May 2018

May Membership Meeting: Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

May 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029 United States
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On Friday, May 18th, beginning at 9:30am, enjoy a cup of coffee and bagels while networking with other DOVIA-LA members. The meeting will begin at 10:00am and feature a discussion with Rachel Baker about Conflict Resolution. Friday, May 18th 9:30am-12:00pm Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029 Click HERE to RSVP! About Our Presenter: Rachel Baker is a Case Manager with the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) Restorative Practices In Communities (RPIC) team where she works with system-impacted communities,…

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