The Northern Virginia Association for Volunteer Administration (NVAVA) is a professional non-profit organization for persons committed to the effective involvement of volunteers in community programs and services.
The purpose of NVAVA is to promote professionalism of volunteer administration; offer educational opportunities for members and provide a forum for mutual exchange of ideas; provide networking opportunities among members; and increase awareness and cooperation among organizations utilizing volunteers.
Great post on helping staff engage with volunteers from VolPro.
Preparing Co-Workers to Lead Volunteers Online & On Land Preparing Co-Workers to Lead Volunteers Online & On Land Many nonprofit staff are unprepared, and therefore reluctant, to assume the responsibility to lead volunteers. They are often resistant to engaging volunteers in their departments and, even when they
Job Alert: NVFS is looking for a Community & Volunteer Engagement Specialist. Please view the position description and apply if interested.
Job alert! Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing is hiring a Volunteer Coordinator. Check out the position description here:https://apah.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/VolunteerCoordinator2021.pdf
PRS, Inc., a local nonprofit providing behavioral health, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention services, is hiring for two positions in its Resource Development Department:
Community Engagement & Events Manager: https://prsinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/1856143.html
Development & Grants Specialist: https://prsinc.applicantpro.com/jobs/1853809.html
"Volunteer commitment is a process, not a destination. So, we’ve got to start a conversation with our prospective supporters and see where it leads.
The most successful volunteer recruiters build a community of fans and followers BEFORE they ever make the ask."
How to Use Nonprofit Marketing to Craft a Reliable Supporter Pipeline How to Use Nonprofit Marketing to Craft a Reliable Supporter Pipeline (You may want to suggest this post to your Marketing Director!) Your organization can leverage best practices in nonprofit marketing to consistently cultivate supporters and willing volunteers. We hope this
Online meetings are here to stay. If you have been scheduled to lead one, use this article from Twenty Hats to be happier with your experience. https://twentyhats.com/lovols-do-this-and-be-happier-with-your-online-meetings/
Tips on finding and using volunteer images to market your volunteer program.
Be sure to check out Volunteer Fairfax for some great professional volunteer education tranings.
Free & Virtual! Volunteer Management Educational Opportunities Register Today! Volunteer Management WORKSHOPS - TRAINING - WEBINARS Free Volunteer Educational Opportunities - September/October 2020 In an effort to support our community of volunteer leaders during
Advice for advocating for virtual volunteer roles from TwentyHats' Elisa Kosarin.
When props don’t cut it – advocating for your virtual volunteer roles - Twenty Hats Or, why it’s better to invest in what you need than improvise with props When the pandemic first hit, my stepdaughter, Ali, » Read more about: When props don’t cut it – advocating for your virtual volunteer roles »
Fantastic read on being an Anti-racist Volunteer Manager.
Why I decided to give up complicity in order to be an anti-racist volunteer manager - CCF By Laura Pilati Four months into a previous job as a volunteer manager at one of the oldest nonprofit organizations in the region, I sat down to talk with one white mentor, who privately shared his prejudice toward his Black mentees. He wasn’t the last to do so.
Voluteer Fairfax is offer more awesome volunteer trainings in August.
Some great volunteer recruitment suggestions!
If you are taking this time to revisit your volunteer handbook, consider these tips from VolunteerPro.
This may be a great time to revisit/start a volunteer newsletter. Great recommendations.
Volunteer Fairfax has more profiessional development opportunities for the month of June. Be sure to check out one or two or all!
Check out this blog post from VolunteerPro on how to manage volunteers during the pandemic: https://volpro.net/manage-volunteers-during-coronavirus/?utm_source=colleague_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog
Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Resources to Help You Manage Volunteers During the Coronavirus Pandemic Pro Roundup for Volunteer Coordinators: Resources to Help You Manage Volunteers During the Coronavirus Pandemic The global COVID-19 virus outbreak has reached pandemic proportions and has been
What IS Next? That is, and will be for some time, the question. Take some time to brainstorm, network and share with fellow Volunteer Administrators at the Volunteer Manager Roundtable given by Volunteer Fairfax.
It is importat even during these times, that you be sure to celebrate ALL of your successes!
Success Is in Your Hands | Productive Flourishing Keep celebrating your successes, no matter how small or large. All of this builds into a life full of knowledge that success is always within your reach.
Webinars will be an even bigger part of our reality going forward. This blog post offers up some great advice. https://volpro.net/nonprofit-webinars/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=blog
"It only took a global pandemic, but now more than ever, people can clearly see the value volunteers provide to their communities. Use the time you have now to develop a volunteer program budget and resource plan for what you want your volunteer program to look like in the future."
Seems like a good time for this great read.
Volunteer Fairfax has more amazing workshops for volunteer professionals. Be sure to register today!
Happy National Volunteer Week!! How are you recognizing your volunteers this week? Please share below
Happy April! With National Volunteer Week right around the corner, please share how you plan to recognize your volunteers virtually in the comments below.
Great post from Volunteer Pro on Managing Uncertainty during this time.
Volunteer Fairfax has some great trainings coming up. This week's training is on Working with Volunteers at Every Generation. Register for this and others using the link.
Nonprofit Training Workshops & Webinars | Volunteer Fairfax Volunteer Fairfax offers training workshops & webinars. Help your employees more effectively manage volunteers & board members, contact us to sign up for training.
Question: Do you use a closed Facebook group to engage your active volunteers? Has it been successful? If you don't use Facebook, do you use another platform (Meetup, etc.).?
Your opinion matters! The fifth annual Volunteer Management Progress Reports survey is now open. This survey, done by Volunteer Pro (https://volpro.net/) collects vital information from volunteer managers across the country. This year's focus is "benchmarking" in an effort to prove information on understanding baselines in order for nonprofits to plan and implement solid strategies around volunteer engagement. Questions will dive deeper into some key themes, such as top challenges for leaders of volunteers, training requirements for volunteers, current capacity levels of volunteer organizations, average ratio of volunteers to direct supervisor, and technology use and trends.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts by taking this short survey and pass along to your constituents to do the same.
Volunteer Management Progress Report Add Your Voice to the 2020 VMPR Survey! Take the Survey TAKE THE SURVEY Make Your Voice Heard Take
Looks like a great event to attend presented by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.
Nonprofit Forum: The Changing Face of Volunteerism Arlington (VA) Chamber of Commerce | Arlington, VA 22201
Great read on deepening volunteer engagement.
Volunteer UX: The #1 Key to Deeper Engagement Volunteer UX: The #1 Key to Deeper Engagement If you’re looking for the key to better retention and deeper volunteer engagement, it won’t be found through some outside source or “miracle cure.” It won’t be solved by a better policy or procedure (although these
AL!VE's Emerging Leader Mentor Program applications due September 2 for the next six month cycle. Be a mentor or mentee! Learn more at our website. http://ow.ly/LPiN50vOHkF
Are you worth more than your volunteer manager salary? – Twenty Hats Start the New Year by reflecting on your value in the workplace Last month as we closed out 2017, I asked the members of my Volunteer Managers Leadership Circle to reflect on what they had accomplished over the year together, and to consider on how those accomplishments related to their overall prof...
Do you know an incredible leader of volunteers? A volunteer engagement professional who just knocks it out the park day after day? Or maybe an up and comer who shows great potential? Why not nominate them for Al!ve and Better Impact's new national award program? Learn more here: https://www.volunteeralive.org/alve_impact_awards_-_sponsore.php
Has anyone had success using volunteers to train new volunteers?
as brand-makers – and why that’s important
#LOVols as brand-makers – and why that’s important – Twenty Hats It’s leaders of volunteers who forge the heart-centered connections to nonprofit brands You may have noticed that I like to feature volunteer managers in my posts. These colleagues have mastered a practice or innovated in a way that’s worth sharing with the tribe. That’s why I featured CVA Hea...
to our last NVAVA Workshop on Managing Volunteer Pushback and Maintaining Your Sanity. What a great workshop led by Elisa Kosarin of Twenty Hats.
What was your favorite take away? Besides the great sticky curtain.
Danzante is a professional repertory dance company based in Northern Virginia that presents contemporary dance by seasoned and emerging choreographers.
Volunteer Fairfax mobilizes people and resources to meet community needs.
Care, support and education for those with memory and cognitive impairments and their care partners
Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company provides fire and emergency medical services to the Fair Oaks community and throughout the Northern Virginia region.
Pardada Pardadi Educational Society is setting a model of development through gender empowerment in rural India. It focuses on providing free Value-based Education and Trainings, Livelihood opportunities and Health & Hygiene for women.
Revealing the champion in all of us. For more, visit www.specialolympicsva.org.
The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, especially as they apply to industrial products, biotechnology, materials, and processes
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry.
For over 70 years, the North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) has served N.C.'s pest management industry. We are the leading association of pest management professionals in the state of North Carolina.
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The National Association of Landscape Professionals is the voice of nearly 1 million landscape and lawn care professionals.