Looking through the Racial Equity Lens

diversity 2Join your peers in discussing volunteerism through the lens of racial equity. United Way Volunteer Initiatives Manager Alice Fong and her colleague, Alice Park, will lead the discussion, looking at racial equity to understand the background and key disparities in the work United Way does. We live in a very diverse county where understanding cultural norms will be helpful on how we interact with one another. Explore what volunteerism is like in different communities and how to build relationships with different communities to join your team.

You will look through a racial equity lens to analyze your volunteer management practices and how they engage people of color. What can your role be in this?

United Way of King County is launching its new volunteer website and Alice will spend some time reviewing it. Please come for what should be a dynamic discussion.
When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: United Way of King County, 720 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

RSVP to attend: Alice Fong, Volunteer Initiatives Manager, United Way of King County, via e-mail at afong@uwkc.org, or by phone, (206)461-5022

Social Share Toolbar

Other Recent Posts

Equity and Inclusion Issues

Equity and Inclusion Issues

Lately, there has been lots of discussion about Equity and Inclusion in our workplace, in our volunteer corps and in our society.  I’ve been learning more and more about it.  But what do those terms even mean? I’m an admirer of Leticia Nieto.  She helped me understand about power differentials.  She has a great series […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

VAN NW Updates

VAN NW is very excited about the year ahead! I hope you’ll be part of all of it! The Steering/Conference Committee is holding a planning meeting before our Professional Gathering on Sept. 29th at United Way of King County from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Would you like to grow your leadership skills by joining […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Tracking Volunteer Data: A Look at Volgistics

Join your peers in a discussion about how and what volunteer data our organizations track, with a focus on Volgistics as a volunteer database. Alex Ropes, volunteer coordinator of the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County, will present on Volgistics and then we’ll open up the discussion to explore other ways to track data […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

The Conference Continues! Get workshop handouts and Powerpoints!

What a wonderful learning, networking and fun we had! Truly the best conference ever! But because you couldn’t be everywhere at once, here are some of the handouts and powerpoints from the workshops!  More to come as we get them from speakers. Also be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Conference Details to know! See you Friday!

Dear VAN NW conference attendees! It’s nearly conference time!  We are so excited for this year’s conference on “Engagement: the Path to Healthy Communities” at Cascadia College, 18345 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011 on Friday, June 24th.  (It’s not too late to register if you haven’t yet! How often do we get to hear Nationally […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Only two weeks until the VAN Conference!

Wow! Only two weeks until the VAN Conference on June 24 at Cascadia College in Bothell!  You can register now at http://vannw.org/registration/  for only  $85 for one person and $60 for a second person to join you! It costs money to run a volunteer program do you know your ROI (Return on Investment) for your program? […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Early Bird Registration Glitch

Oops!  There was a problem with the website to register for the VAN Conference. So if you got a sold-out message, know that was a mistake and try again!  Early Bird Registration is extended to Friday, June 3 as a result!  For only $75, you get a full day of teaching, networking, food and so […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Early Bird Registration to end soon!

Oh no! The early bird registration price of $75 for the VAN Conference ends May 31, 2016!  Register now for the best price available.  And remember you can bring another person for the reduced price of $60. The conference will be held on Friday, June 24th at Cascadia College in Bothell, WA. Our theme is […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »

Serve up Summer!

United Way of King County is seeking 100 exceptional Fuel Your Future Summer Corps members to join a team of dynamic change agents working to end childhood hunger in King County. We deploy Corps members across King County increase food security in our community. Corps members are assigned to one or more Summer Meals sites, and […]

Social Share Toolbar

Read this story »