Education Day is Tomorrow!

Education Day is Tomorrow!

If you have any questions before the conference, please contact DOVIA-LA Administrative Manager Barbara Bradley at doviala@gmail.com or 949-454-0758. The board looks forward to seeing you there and hearing keynote speaker Beth Steinhorn!

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 »

Leadership Award Application Available

Leadership Award Application Available

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.

AWARD DESCRIPTION

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Eligible applicants must be organizations with DOVIA-LA membership in good standing.

APPLICATION COMPONENTS

A complete application includes two components:

1. A brief narrative application available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q2HQCD8 answering the following questions:
• Please provide an overview of this organization’s volunteer program (e.g., number of years the volunteer program has been established, staff responsible for volunteer services department, number of volunteers, number of service hours provided within the last year, types of volunteer programs offered, constituency the volunteers serve).
• Why is this organization’s volunteer program an example of excellence in volunteer leadership? What impact has been made to this organization or the community it serves as a result of this program?
• Describe how this organization’s leadership (e.g., board of directors, CEO or Executive Director, Department Heads) has supported or enhanced the volunteer program’s ability in meeting the mission and vision of this agency.
• Identify one priority initiative involving volunteers this organization implemented within the last year. Describe that initiative and tell us how the organization’s leadership played a key role in development and/or implementation of this initiative

2. A letter of support from a senior staff member or CEO of the organization to be emailed to doviala@gmail.com.

DEADLINE & NOTIFICATIONS

The deadline to submit both components of the application is September 12, 2014. The DOVIA-LA Board of Directors will review all applications and select award recipient. Applicants will be notified the following week.

QUESTIONS

For any questions or concerns regarding scholarship requirements or deadlines, please contact us at doviala@gmail.com.

WordCamp Los Angeles Conference Discount

WordCamp Los Angeles (2014.la.wordcamp.org) is a casual, locally organized conference covering everything related to WordPress. WordCamps happen all around the world, and each camp has a unique flavor based on the local community. The organizers have generously given a discount to DOVIA-LA members. So if your nonprofit has a WordPress website and you’d like to attend, please contact Melanie at MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org to get your discount code.

More info on WordCamp

Our local community is AWESOME and our camp is, too. Stay tuned to this website for announcement on what’s happening, where, and with whom, but here’s a general idea of what you can expect.

We’ll kick things off with Foundation Friday on September 5 – all-day workshops for different levels of users. Seats in our workshops are limited, so be sure to get your ticket early if you’d like to attend.

Saturday, we’ll have a day of sessions, presented by all different talented, smart, and witty speakers. You might see sessions on how to use WordPress more effectively, developing themes and plugins, WordPress security, content creation and marketing, integrating social media with WordPress, and more. We’ll announce our speakers and sessions on this site as soon as they’re finalized.

Then we’ll wrap everything up on Sunday with a Contribution Day where we all pitch in to give back to WordPress. After all, it’s done so much for us! And don’t be fooled for one minute thinking that only developers can contribute! There are so many ways to give back to WordPress and the community that it will make your head spin. So we hope that no matter who you are, and what your experience with WordPress is, that you’ll consider pitching in and helping move things forward.

WHO ATTENDS WORDCAMP?

Anyone who uses or is interested in using WordPress. There’s really something for everyone, no matter what level you are. If you’re just getting started, there will be sessions just for you. If you’re an experienced user, you’ll no doubt pick up some new tips that will help you work more efficiently, write better content, and get more out of WordPress. If you’re a designer or a developer, we’ll have sessions for you, too!

In addition to the sessions, we’ll also have an all-day WordPress Happiness Bar where you can stop by for one-on-one help with your specific WordPress questions and almost unlimited opportunities for meeting other people in the WordPress community.

Registration Open for Annual Education Day!

Registration Open for Annual Education Day!

Register for Strategic Pathways to Volunteer Engagement, DOVIA-LA’s Annual Education Day conference, at https://doviaeducationday2014.eventbrite.com. See complete details on keynote speaker Beth Steinhorn, and the list of break-out sessions for both new and experienced volunteer managers at http://doviala.org/education-day/. Read More »

Roundtable: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

difficult peopleWhat do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? Join us for a discussion and share your successes and challenges for these transitions. We will discuss challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and share best practices to minimize these situations in the future.

Free for DOVIA-LA members; $20 for non-members. Register at http://volunteertransitions.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions or would like to pay by check, please contact Barbara at doviala@gmail.com