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January Workshop - Secrets to Successful Meetings

  • 16 Jan 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Northern Virginia Family Service (10455 White Granite Dr #100, Oakton, VA 22124)


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Secrets to Successful Meetings 

Whether working with volunteers, boards, committees, or staff, any meeting should be a well-planned meeting. It can move your work forward with vision, cohesive decisions and supportive good governance. This workshop will address what needs to be done before, during and after your next meeting.  We'll address common challenges faced at volunteer, board, committee or staff meetings…and strategies to focus on now and actions to avoid in the future. And enhancing your meeting management skills can follow you throughout your career.

Following this topic, we will offer some time to discuss your plans and goals as a Volunteer Manager in 2020. 

Presenter:  Susan Sanow, Special Projects Manager, Volunteer Fairfax  

Susan Sanow has been a part of Volunteer Fairfax for almost 10 years. She began as a VF Board member, and joined the staff for a 5-week temporary assignment in 2011. She never looked back. As VF’s Special Projects Manager, Susan currently leads the educational programs and the organization’s board matching program.

Susan spent 21 years at the Center for Nonprofit Advancement (Washington, D.C.) where she had a wide-array of responsibilities including membership, communications and nonprofit outreach and education. She founded The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (now AIM Award) and the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman EXCEL Nonprofit Leadership Award.   She is the author of numerous magazine and newsletter articles on nonprofit management and is co-author of Winning Ways: Great Nonprofit Management Ideas from the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management (2001). 

Susan is an experienced meeting facilitator and trainer on nonprofit management, boards of directors and volunteer management. Susan has presented workshops for Volunteer Fairfax, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, The Foundation Center-Washington, The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Booz Allen Hamilton Nonprofit Series, Rebuilding Together National Conference, the BoardSource National Leadership Forum and NAMI’s National Chapter Executive Leadership Conference.  

Susan holds a B.S. in Consumer-Community Services from Michigan State University. 



Northern Virginia Association For Volunteer Administrations

PO Box 92

Fairfax, VA 22038


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