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    • 23 Sep 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Organizations frequently treat those who donate their time and talents differently than those who donate their money. We often think that volunteers are giving of themselves so how can we ask them to give their money as well. Actually, who is better suited to understand your organization’s financial needs than someone who is already involved with your organization? The opposite is true as well. Does your organization offer financial donors the opportunity to volunteer their time and let them know about your volunteer needs? Ideally those working in Development and Volunteer Engagement should be working collaboratively but more often they operate in siloes. This session explores why collaboration between Development and Volunteer Engagement is essential to the success of your organization. The reality is that all supporters – whether they contribute time or money – are integral to your mission and can help extend your impact in the community. Working together can assure that both time donors and financial ones are fully engaged as advocates for your organization’s mission. In this workshop, participants will identify the key supporters in their organization, brainstorm ways to create greater connection between these groups, and spend time developing an action plan to get started.

    Presenter: Sheri Wilensky Burke

    Sheri Wilensky Burke is a consultant and trainer with Sheri Wilensky Burke Consulting LLC and a proven leader in volunteer management and board development, with 30 years of experience working with national non-profit organizations. Sheri ‘s diverse background and expertise enables her to empower organizations to develop volunteer-based projects and volunteer leaders, working closely with staff and volunteers to best meet an organization’s needs. Sheri provides a common-sense approach to volunteer engagement, breaking down complex issues into simpler, manageable parts.

    Sheri’s areas of expertise include cultivating volunteer leadership and developing a volunteer career ladder, volunteer program assessment, establishing fundraising committees, engaging younger professionals, working with high-skilled volunteers, change management, team building, developing a new volunteer program and thinking outside the trends.

    The link for this event will be provided to all participants prior to the call. Stay tuned! 

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 3:30 PM
    • Zoom

    “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Real Impact for the Real World” is the volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada). The current streaming event will consist of four 60 minute segments consisting of a 20 minute presentation followed by moderated discussion with the other presenters (think Ted talk meets late night TV), including responding to questions from the audience. This unique event will broadcast live on two separate days, October 19 and 20, 2021. 

    Learn more about the conference this year here: https://www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc/ 

    NVAVA registrants will receive a link to access the conference by October 19th. 

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    Does talking about your accomplishments as a volunteer manager make you feel weird, icky or embarrassed? Why do we choose putting our heads down and do the work rather than proudly boasting our accomplishments?

    Let’s build some bragging skills! As a community, we are reading Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion by Meredith Fineman. Grab a copy (purchase on your own via at any bookseller – paper or e-reader), read it and join us for this discussion how to unapologetically champion yourself.  Let’s get ready to tell our truths about our accomplishments with grace and confidence.   

    Leading the discussion will be Corina Sadler, CVA, Volunteer Resources Supervisor at City of Plano, Texas

    The link for this event will be provided to all participants prior to the call. Stay tuned! 



Northern Virginia Association For Volunteer Administrators

PO Box 92

Fairfax, VA 22038


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