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.

Challenges To Avoid In Your Volunteer Program: Ed Day Keynote

Challenges To Avoid In Your Volunteer Program: Ed Day Keynote

Keynote Speaker LaVal Brewer will present ‘Challenges To Avoid In Your Volunteer Program.’

Yes, there are dangerous volunteers. They fall into two camps, vampires and zombies. Both impact your ability to grow, manage and lead your organization. They affect the capacity of your managers and volunteers to drive results and they can spread their bad habits to other volunteers. You must protect your organization and deal with them now! Read More »

Register Today for Volunteers Vs. Interns DOVIA Workshop

Register Today for Volunteers Vs. Interns DOVIA Workshop

Ever wonder what the true difference is between a volunteer and an intern? Involving both interns and volunteers is incredibly beneficial to an agency, but it’s important to know what the laws and best practices are in order to have the most effective program in place.

Sean D. Devereaux, Manager of Volunteer Services at the Aquarium of the Pacific, will be leading this workshop with a panel of representatives from local colleges and universities who will discuss the benefits and details of their program.

CLICK HERE for more details and full bio: http://doviala.org/event/july2015/
CLICK HERE to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteers-vs-interns-tickets-16884488961

July 17th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Braille Institute 741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles
Free parking is available in the Braille Institute’s structure, off New Hampshire Avenue.

Last Day to Register for Jennifer Bennett Presentation

Last Day to Register for Jennifer Bennett Presentation

Register today for the next DOVIA-LA meeting on Mar. 20, 9:30 – 12:00 at the Braille Insititute. Dynamic and engaging presenter Jennifer Bennett, Senior Manager, Education & Training at VolunteerMatch, will discuss ‘Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes.’ No cost for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members: https://dovia-march.eventbrite.com.

It’s Not Me; It’s YOU!

It’s Not Me; It’s YOU!

Register for the January 16 DOVIA-LA general meeting at https://dovia-january.eventbrite.com.

Education Day Videos

Education Day Videos

Check out highlights of Education Day at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKRbD7yAmTkGNo2T-IPdwmSmavIgRZwwb. Many thanks to volunteer Sekhar Ravinutala for producing these videos!

Onboarding & Orienting Volunteers – Nov. 21

Onboarding & Orienting Volunteers – Nov. 21

The next DOVIA-LA meeting is Fri., Nov. 21, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Braille Institute. This Roundtable will be an opportunity to share resources on ‘Onboarding Volunteers – Volunteer Orientations & More!’ Join us for a lively discussion on what makes a successful onboarding process, orientation, and how to keep orientations interesting. Come with any materials from your volunteer onboarding process including the orientation and be ready to share what you think works well, as well as areas you’d like to improve. Read More »

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting is Nov. 21

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting is Nov. 21

ROUND TABLE MEETING: ONBOARDING & ORIENTING VOLUNTEERS

The Roundtable will be an opportunity to share resources on ‘Onboarding Volunteers – Volunteer Orientations & More!’ Join us for a lively discussion on what makes a successful onboarding process, orientation, and how to keep orientations interesting. Come with any materials from your volunteer onboarding process including the orientation and be ready to share what you think works well, as well as areas you’d like to improve. This will be an interactive discussion about how to keep orientations feeling fresh while still covering necessary material. Register at http://DoviaVolunteerOrientations.eventbrite.com

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.