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About Nikki Russell, CVA

Nikki Russell currently works as the Volunteer Initiatives Manager for United Way of King County, managing and delivering the volunteer resource management training series. In this capacity, Nikki has developed workshops and trainings for local and regional conferences as well as tailored trainings in volunteer resource management to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations. Nikki is the lead trainer and consultant for the Volunteer Impact Partnership, a United Way of King County volunteer management capacity building program implemented locally to nonprofit organizations. Nikki serves as the Chair of Steering Committee of the Volunteer Administrator’s Network (VAN) Northwest and is currently serving on the Board of the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) and the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. Her non-profit background includes 17 years of experience in program planning and volunteer program management. She holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Boston University.

VAN Northwest: Reimagined and Reinspired!

There are some exciting changes in the world of VAN Northwest! After a wonderful conference in June with a call to action by the great Betty Stallings, many people indicated an interest in participating on the VAN Steering Committee. During … Continue reading

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Are You in North King County? Join us for the NKC Mini-VAN Kick-off on July 23rd!

We are starting a North King County-based professional network for volunteer managers. We call it Mini VAN, a subgroup of VAN for volunteer managers like you to network, work on your professional development, and share (and get!) resources locally. We … Continue reading

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WAVES is May 20th! There is still time to register

Washington Advanced Volunteer Engagement Summit (WAVES): Strategies and Resources for Engaging the 21st Century Volunteer! Join Volunteer Management Experts Rick Lynch, Rob Jackson and Nikki Russell to explore the volunteer ecosystem and how it fits within the world ecosystem on May … Continue reading

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Register Today for the Washington Advanced Volunteer Engagement Summit (WAVES)

Strategies and Resources for Engaging the 21st Century Volunteer! Join Volunteer Management Experts Rick Lynch, Rob Jackson and Nikki Russell to explore the volunteer ecosystem and how it fits within the world ecosystem on May 20th in Bellevue. So what … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity with United Way of King County

                                             United Way of King County is hiring! Volunteer Initiatives Manager   The Opportunity If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to work … Continue reading

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Announcing the Washington Advanced Volunteer Engagement Summit- May 20th! Register Today

Thriving on Engagement: Adapting to Rapidly Changing Volunteer Landscape May 20th, 2014 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: Bellevue Presbyterian Tuition: $45 for full day workshop   VAN Northwest invites you to join us for an in-depth conversation with leading … Continue reading

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So What does the Law Really Say?

employee law applies to volunteers, but not really.  On Wednesday a sizeable group of VAN members convened for our monthly Professional Gathering, hosted this month at KidsQuest, to explore how employment law applies to our work with volunteers.  Carol Ryan invited Kate Tylee … Continue reading

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Volunteer Resource Management Training – April 10th and 24th

There is still time to Register for United Way of King County’s Effective Volunteer Resource Management 101   2 Day Training- April 10th and 24th, 9:00am-4:30pm Training Facilitator: Nikki Russell, CVA, Volunteer Initiatives Manager, United Way of King County Location: … Continue reading

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Volunteer Resource Management Training April 10th and 24th!

There is still time to Register for United Way of King County’s Effective Volunteer Resource Management 101   2 Day Training- April 10th and 24th, 9:00am-4:30pm Training Facilitator: Nikki Russell, CVA, Volunteer Initiatives Manager, United Way of King County Location: … Continue reading

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How Do We Measure Volunteer Engagement?

The most recent VAN Professional Gathering focused on Volunteer Engagement:  How to Keep Volunteers Engaged?  I missed this one, but it’s a topic I think about a lot about.  Engagement is at the heart of what we do as volunteer … Continue reading

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