Knowledge Philanthropists

Knowledge Philanthropists

Check out Susan J. Ellis’ great article about using the knowledge and wisdom in your community to enhance nonprofit capacity. In addition to thinking of volunteers as hands-on help, you can also think of them as knowledge donors. Your agency may need help...
Certification in Volunteer Administration

Certification in Volunteer Administration

March 1 Deadline is Approaching — Register now to become Certified in Volunteer Administration! In the words of a recent CVA: “Going through the CVA certification process is something I would encourage every volunteer management professional to do. It gave...
Get Involved in DOVIA-LA

Get Involved in DOVIA-LA

We need help on the Membership and Nominating Committees. Both committees are great opportunities to network with other volunteer managers and raise professional capacity in our profession. Membership Committee members greet new members and guests at meetings and...
Resources for Screening Volunteers

Resources for Screening Volunteers

A helpful list of screening resources from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://philanthropy.com/article/Resources-for-Screening/52584/. If you need other ideas or support for screening volunteers, feel free to contact DOVIA VP of Publicity Melanie Goodyear at...
Managing Your Volunteer Talent

Managing Your Volunteer Talent

The next DOVIA mtg. will be Fri., Mar. 15, 9:30 am at the Braille Institute. Use best practices from the field of Human Resources to manage your volunteer talent. To RSVP, contact Barbara Bradley at babradley@comline.com or 949-454-0758. Managing people is an art. ...
Financial Red Flags

Financial Red Flags

For many foundations and individuals considering making a donation to your organization, one of the first things they look at are your financials. Are you aware of the warning signs that make your organization look like a bad investment? Come join your colleagues at...

VolunteerMatch Blog

Do you need new and interesting ways to engage volunteers? Check out VolunteerMatch’s “Engaging Volunteers” blog at http://blogs.volunteermatch.org/engagingvolunteers/. You’ll get great new ideas and be inspired about all the things volunteers...

Meet the 2013 DOVIA Board

PRESIDENT: Megan Vixie, MPA, CVA, Human Resources Talent Manager, Beach Cities Health District, megan.vixie@bchd.org FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT: Sean D. Devereaux, Manager, Volunteer Services, Aquarium of the Pacific, sdevereaux@lbaop.org PROGRAM AND EDUCATION: Teena...

Jumping Bravely with DOVIA

DOVIA-LA had a great meeting last Friday, with a goal-setting presentation by Rachel French of Protea Coaching (www.proteacoaching.com). Rachel led us through an exercise in identifying our values, and helping us think about re-energizing our lives by feeding those...