Author Archives: Lisa Yeager

About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.

Happy Hour with VAN

Join VANNW for happy hour before Points of Light conference hits Seattle! We are meeting at the Convention Center on Monday, June 19th, 6:30-8:00pm.  If you are planning to attend the Conference, registration is open until 7pm Monday, so come … Continue reading

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Become a VAN NW member

We hope that you will become part of the vibrant VAN NW (Volunteer Administrators Network Northwest) community. Take the time to invest in yourself by connecting with a network of smart, savvy and resourceful Northwest Volunteer Managers. Share your skills, … Continue reading

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Special Conference Price ends soon!

Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service is coming to Seattle! Join the world’s largest gathering of volunteer, national service and civic leaders to help build strong, vibrant communities.  Schedule information: Taking place June 19-21, the event offers 70+ … Continue reading

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VAN Membership and the National Conference Discount!

I’ve never been to a National or International Conference on Volunteer Management.  Then I found out the Points of Light Conference is in Seattle this year. What an opportunity!  So VAN decided to not hold it’s annual conference this year … Continue reading

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Support Volunteers with Mental Health Conditions

Katie Mahoney, MSSW, of NAMI  Seattle recently lead a discussion for the North Seattle Mini VAN. The topic was “Five Ways to Engage and Support Volunteers with Mental Health Conditions”.  Here are some excerpts from her handout – 5 Ways to … Continue reading

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Service Unites! International Conference coming to Seattle!

Service Unites! Inspiring and Equipping Changemakers Across the Globe! Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service provides the singular opportunity for thousands from around the world to come together to shape the future of volunteerism. As the world’s largest … Continue reading

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National Conference on Volunteerism PLUS Professional Gathering THIS Thursday, April 20 on Recognition!

2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service June 19-21, 2017 │Seattle, Washington All VAN members are invited to be a special guest at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service this year. VAN is pleased to offer our members a discounted rate … Continue reading

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Volunteer Appreciation Event Ideas

Our next professional gathering will be at the Seattle Goodwill, 700 Dearborn Pl. S., just off of Rainier and Dearborn on Thursday, April 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Bring your own sack lunch and enjoy a lively discussion … Continue reading

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What!! VAN members can go to the National Points of Light conference for HALF Price!

2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service June 19-21, 2017 │Seattle, Washington Great news! VAN NW hopes you will be VANs special guest at Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service this year. We are pleased to offer VAN NW members a discounted … Continue reading

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Workshop on White Privilege

Keiko Ozeki and Pamela Taylor led us in a wonderful training through the peacemaking circle process.  We sat in a two circles (an outer circle and an inner circle).  Then it was a bit like speed dating.  In pairs of two, … Continue reading

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