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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR 2015 EDUCATION DAY!

 

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Plan for Professional Development in 2015

Plan for Professional Development in 2015

The new year is underway; resolutions have been made; plans set. Have you included dates for professional development in 2015? The best way to make sure you’re saving time for improving your volunteer management skills is to get that time on your calendar. Look to the Energize Directory for the Volunteer Management Profession (https://www.energizeinc.com/directory?utm_source=February+2015+Update&utm_campaign=UA-392700-2&utm_medium=email) for learning opportunities available to you, including:
Calendar of Conferences, Workshops and Seminars
Ongoing Courses and Classes
Certification and Credentialing Programs
On-demand Webinars
We list events that require onsite attendance and/or are available online – anywhere in the world.

Pasadena Volunteer Managers Round Table is Oct. 24

Pasadena Volunteer Managers Round Table is Oct. 24

Friday, October 24, 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Pasadena Humane Society.

Please join us to discuss the topic of youth/junior volunteers.

  • Do you use youth volunteers?
  • If so, has it been a success?
  • Are you interested in using youth volunteers at your organization?

These questions and more will be discussed on October 24th.
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Register at http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/d006016f5fbed115fc7b/view. For more information, contact Melanie Goodyear at 626-319-6466 or email MGoodyear@JerichoRoadProject.org.

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/.

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

Registration Open for July 18 DOVIA-LA Meeting: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

Registration Open for July 18 DOVIA-LA Meeting: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? Join us for a discussion and share your success 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.

Applying Fundraising Wisdom to Volunteer Management

Judy PlunkettAn interactive session with presenter Judy Plunkett of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, to apply the best practices from the world of development to cultivate deeply engaged volunteers.

Presenter Judy Plunkett is the Director of the Society of Fellows at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. She has served on numerous boards for local, regional and national nonprofits, run a foundation, and been a volunteer at every level.

Register at http://doviala-applying-fundraising.eventbrite.com. 

Pasadena Volunteer Managers’ Round Table is April 4!

databasesKeeping Up with Volunteers: Data Management
Delve into the exhilarating topic of databases! Check out a few products that your peers use; bring any ideas you have for good data management systems, databases or other methods of tracking and keeping up with your volunteers. Read More »

The Three R’s of Volunteer Management

DOVIA 009DOVIA-LA had a crowded house last Friday for LaVal Brewer’s (lavalbrewer.com) presentation on volunteer management basics. Read More »