Category Archives: Monthly Newsletters

Volunteer Manager “Culture”

Join us in our discussion this month on “Volunteer ‘Culture’”. Get together with other Volunteer Managers to discuss and share ideas of how to successfully merge the volunteer culture with your organizational culture. What barriers do you face in a … Continue reading

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Re-framing Recruitment Messages

Join us in our discussion this month on “Re-framing Recruitment Messages”. How do you get yourself thinking outside the box and begin to change your messaging? We’ll brainstorm different ways in which you could re-frame your messaging to target your … Continue reading

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Many Thanks to Outgoing VAN President Lisa Yeager!

Lisa has been a steady rock in volunteer engagement since 1990 – from Dovia (former professional organization) to Volunteer Administrators Network! In the past two years she has taken on the role as President and co-chaired a few of our … Continue reading

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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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Volunteer Newsletters: The pros and cons

Have you been contemplating the benefits of a volunteer newsletter but don’t know where to start, or whether or not a newsletter is right for your organization? Join us for our monthly Professional Gathering that will be held at Westside … 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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