Category Archives: VAN NEWS

A monthly update on VAN activities and events

February Professional Gathering

VANNW Professional Gatherings are a great opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and skills with your volunteer management peers – no membership required.  VAN Professional Gatherings are typically offered once a month at various locations.  If you are interested in hosting a … Continue reading

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January Professional Gathering

Join us! January’s VAN Professional Gathering will be hosted by “Westside Baby”, and to build on the topic from our last professional gathering (10 Ways to Lose Volunteers) we will be talking about “Continuing Engagement: How to Keep Volunteers Coming … Continue reading

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Wishing You a Happy International Volunteer Manager’s Day! :)

Hello Colleagues, Every year, November 5th is International Volunteer Manager’s Day! Since it landed on a Sunday this year, I didn’t want to chance confusion. Especially when we had the celebration event on Friday, November 3rd.   In case your … Continue reading

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RSVP to Celebrate YOU – Nov. 3rd’s Happy Int’l Volunteer Manager’s Day to you!

Hello Colleagues, Come have brunch on us while connecting with current colleagues and meeting new ones! We’ll have opportunities to engage with each other while appreciating all the work YOU do! Hear about what VAN is doing to support your … Continue reading

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Your invitation to celebrate you! Friday, November 3 – Int’l Volunteer Manager’s Day!

Reason: We want to thank YOU for all the great works you do! Free brunch on us and opportunity to connect with your colleagues! Doors open at 9:30 am and we’ll start at 10 am. RSVP here What? Int’l Volunteer Manager’s … Continue reading

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October VAN Professional Gathering

Hi everyone, This months VAN Professional Gathering will be hosted by “The World is Fun” and we will be talking about “10 ways to lose volunteers.” To RSVP and for information on parking, directions, and where to grab lunch click … Continue reading

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No VAN meeting this month

Hi everyone, In case you were wondering we’re not able to host a monthly gathering this month for VAN. However, stay tuned for new and exciting upcoming events! Thank you!

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Washington Nonprofits training

Hello again, Washington Nonprofits presents another exciting training! But this one can be done from the comfort of your office, home, or favorite coffee shop! http://www.cvent.com/events/online-building-strong-volunteer-programs/event-summary-f40d62ebb4ab4740bafda54293a947a7.aspx This is a “Three-part webinar series from 12:00pm – 1:00pm on Tuesdays, September 12, … Continue reading

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Rick Lynch workshop on Targeted Volunteer Recruiting

Hi everyone, Lots of exciting things happening! We wanted to pass on this information about an exciting workshop! This event is sponsored by 501 Commons and the United Way of King County, and should be well worth your time. Rick Lynch … Continue reading

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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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