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VAN Conference Early Bird Registration ENDS Sunday!

Now’s the time if you haven’t registered yet for the VAN Conference.  The Early Bird price of $75 ends this Sunday, May 31st. (It rises to $80 on June 1). Don’t forget that you can bring a co-worker or volunteer … Continue reading

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Conference Workshops and Schedule posted!

Excitement is building for the VAN Volunteer Managers Conference!  We have incredible workshops for experienced volunteer managers and for those new to the profession!  You can see the schedule and the list of workshops HERE! Be sure to register HERE for … Continue reading

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VAN Conference Registration is Open!

Conference Registration is Open! 2015  VAN Northwest Annual Conference – Register HERE! Join Volunteer Administrators from around the region as we explore current industry standards and exciting innovations in the world of volunteer management. Our theme is Fusion: Integrating standards … Continue reading

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Betty Stallings to Keynote VAN Conference!

VAN is excited to host Betty Stallings  as our keynote! Betty will share personal reflections on our profession as she prepares to step back from her 40 years of professional engagement in the field.   She has thought deeply about the … Continue reading

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Be a Workshop Leader at the VAN Conference!

The VAN Annual Conference Committee is proud to announce its request for proposals for workshop presenters’ for the 2015 conference, being held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at Belleuve College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, WA Conference Theme: Fusion: Integrating Standards and … Continue reading

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Update on VAN Conference Planning

The VAN Conference Committee is making lots of progress on making 2015 the best conference yet!  Our theme is “Fusion: Integrating Standards and Innovation”.  We will explore current industry standards and exciting innovations in the world of volunteer management!  Our keynote … Continue reading

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VAN Conference is only ONE Week Away!

The VAN Conference is coming soon so if you haven’t registered yet, you will want to! You can register here! There will be so many wonderful workshops. Our theme is “From Roots to Fruit: Nurturing a Thriving Volunteer Ecosystem.” You … Continue reading

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The Eight Elements of an Effective Volunteer Ecosystem

The 2014 VAN Conference focus is on the Volunteer Ecosystem. But what is that? The Eight Essential Elements necessary for the creation of a thriving volunteer ecosystem are: 1. Communities value both volunteers and nonprofit organizations and see them as … Continue reading

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The Importance of Cultural Awareness

Patrick and Waing Waing believe the nexus of cultural awareness and volunteer management is an important topic that leads to rich discussion and learning. An organization’s own culture and its cultural awareness/fluency, along with staff-volunteer relationships, have tremendous influence on … Continue reading

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Get a scholarship for the VAN Conference

Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t want to miss the VAN Conference but I don’t have the money”. Well, fear not! We have scholarships available! You can come for half price plus an hour or two of volunteering at the beginning … Continue reading

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