DOVIA-LA Annual Education Day

DOVIA-LA’s popular Annual Educational Day is Southern California’s largest conference for volunteer managers. Participants will learn the latest trends in volunteer management and build new relationships within the business, nonprofit and public sectors.

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Ed Day

What Will You Learn at Ed Day 2015?

What Will You Learn at Ed Day 2015?

Will you learn how to find a pro bono lawyer? avoid vampire volunteers? send the right message to potential and current volunteers?

Check out highlights from 2014 Ed Day here and please share what you learned last year on DOVIA’s blog, Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Using Your Words to Increase Your Worth

Using Your Words to Increase Your Worth

Amber D. Nelson, Founder and President of Lingo Consulting, shared a great workshop at Education Day 2014 about how to communicate our impact. When we talk about our organizations, do we talk about being a little nonprofit or helping people, or do we talk about transforming lives and our world? Do we talk about volunteers as people who do little things to help out or do we talk about them as agents of change? One of Amber’s many recommendations: listen to how you talk about your work and make small changes. For example, instead of saying  ‘I’m just a volunteer,’ talk about saving animals’ lives, making kids successful in school, etc.

Strategic Use of Volunteers

Strategic Use of Volunteers

Enjoying Beth Steinhorn’s keynote talk at DOVIA-LA’s Education Day conference. If someone gave you a surprise $15,000 grant to hire someone in a needed area, what would you use that money for? What is your organization’s greatest need right now? Is there a volunteer who could give you the skills you need instead of hiring temporary staff?

DOVIA-LA Annual Education Day

Developing Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement

Join us for a full day of presentations, workshops, and panels in topics relevant to the field of volunteer management. Register at http://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com.

beth-steinhornKeynote Speaker: Beth Steinhorn

Beth Steinhorn is a nationally recognized leader, writer, and innovator in volunteer engagement and nonprofit management. Throughout her 25+ year career with nonprofit organizations, Beth has worked to help organizations and their leadership to achieve their missions through strategic and innovative engagement. She has served as a consultant, executive director, trainer, and program director, and has worked with museums, education agencies, faith-based organizations, health and human services organizations, volunteer centers, and universities. In addition to presenting at local and national conferences including the National Conference on Volunteerism and Service and the Summit on Advanced Volunteer Engagement, Beth has edited and published many articles and books. She co-authored the bookBoomer Volunteer Engagement: Facilitator’s Tool Kit and served as editor for the book Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow. She is also a contributing author to Charity Channel’s You and Your Nonprofit: Practical Advice and Tips from the CharityChannel Professional Community. As President of JFFixler Group, Beth leads consultations, facilitates workshops, directs research, presents keynote addresses, and publishes blogs and articles.

Plenary SessionHigh Impact Volunteer Engagement: The Moment is Now!

This presentation will explore how volunteerism across the United States is changing and present social, economic, and generational trends that are affecting how organizations attract and retain volunteers. Learn how successful organizations are shifting from a traditional culture of volunteer management to a new culture of volunteer engagement. Explore new volunteer roles, how to pilot new volunteer initiatives, and move toward more collaborative working relationships that utilize the skills and interests of high-impact volunteers to build organizational capacity.

Workshop Option I: Measuring Impact & Outcomes

How do you know the differences your programs, services, and volunteers make? The ability to demonstrate results becomes more and more important as resources (including time and funds) tighten. This interactive workshop will lead participants through the process of creating a work plan designed to measure initial impact and sustained program results. Participants will learn how logic models and progress reporting play a crucial role in outcomes measurement and reporting, as well as how to support self-directed teams of volunteers and staff to implement work plans and measure success.

Workshop Option II: Generational Trends & Issues in Volunteer Engagement

For the first time in American history, we have four different generations working side-by-side in the workplace and as volunteers. Generational differences affect everything from recruitment and team building to how we engage and support volunteers, manage change, and acknowledge volunteer contributions. Learn how you can create and maintain a diverse volunteer corps that leverages the skills and talents of Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials and position yourself well for the generations that follow.

Register for Education Day by Sept. 24

Ed Day - Maria Lane - 2013-09-11Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement: http://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com.

More information at http://doviala.org/education-day/.

Scholarship and Leadership Award Applications Due Sept. 12

Scholarship and Leadership Award Applications Due Sept. 12

DOVIA-LA members may apply for a scholarship to 2014 Education Day. Click here for directions and application form: Ed Day Scholarship Application 2014.

DOVIA-LA provides diverse professional development opportunities for volunteer managers throughout Los Angeles County. The Leadership Award is designed to showcase one organization’s volunteer program that excels at all levels; those that leverage organizational support, push boundaries, do great work, and create broad impact. The organization selected for this award will be honored at the DOVIA-LA Annual Education Day on September 26th, 2014 with an award, $250 towards their volunteer program, and one free registration for Education Day. This organization will also be featured on the DOVIA-LA website and through other social media outlets. Eligible applicants must be organizations with DOVIA-LA membership in good standing. For more information, click here or go to the application. The deadline to submit both components of the application is September 12, 2014.

Education Day Scholarship Applications Due Sept. 12

Education Day Scholarship Applications Due Sept. 12

Scholarships may be available to current DOVIA members; Ed Day Scholarship Application 2014. (If you’d like a Word version of the application, please email MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org.) We look forward to seeing you at Education Day on Sept. 24!

Volunteer Management 101

Volunteer Management 101

Due to the popularity of our “3 R’s of Volunteer Management” meeting last March, DOVIA-LA is offering a Volunteer Engagement 101 workshop at our Sept. 26 Education Day conference. There has been a lot of staff turn-over in the nonprofit world in the past year, and we want to help people who are new to the field of volunteer management, as as more experienced professionals. The ‘101’ workshop will cover the basics: identifying your organizational needs, and recruiting and retaining the right volunteers. If you know someone that is new to the field, please encourage them to attend the conference, and feel free to have them contact anyone of the DOVIA board for advice or mentoring. We’re here to help! Register by Sept. 24 at http://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com.

Get more information on other Education Day presentations at http://doviala.org/education-day/.

Scholarships for Education Day

Scholarships for Education Day

DOVIA-LA offers financial scholarships to our annual Education Day for DOVIA-LA members in good standing (i.e., membership dues paid and current). By filling out this application (Ed Day Scholarship Application 2014), a DOVIA-LA member will be considered for a scholarship. Read More »