Category Archives: Professional Development & Resources

United Way offers workshops for non-profits

Volunteer Management Workshops: *NEW* How to Be a Champion of Volunteer Engagement – for Boards and EDs Sign up. October 16, 8:30am-10:30am, Alice Fong and Nancy Long “Volunteers are the heart of our organization.”  As leaders, we’ve all heard this- … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Jane Deer-Hileman, Jewish Family Service

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Jewish Family Service is a multi service agency, and we have been serving the community in Seattle since 1892. We serve Refugees and Immigrants, provide services for seniors, adults with disabilities, … Continue reading

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Professionalizing Volunteer Management

We had a great Professional Gathering in July discussing professionalizing Volunteer Management and what that means.  We each shared our career route to volunteer management. (Why don’t Universities offer a major in Volunteer Management?) We also discussed how the department … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Lisa Yeager, Pacific Science Center

Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: Pacific Science Center is an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math, and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.     … 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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VAN Spotlight: Ingrid Hartsock, Seattle Goodwill

Describe the mission, programs, and services of Goodwill: Our mission is to provide quality, effective employment training and basic education to individuals with significant barriers to economic opportunity. We currently operate 10 Job Training Centers, 25 retail stores and 38 donation … Continue reading

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Two opportunities for Professional Growth this Thursday!

Appreciating volunteers is the secret sauce of volunteer management. Find out how your peers do a great job of recognition, and share your own tips and tricks at the April Professional Gathering. Ingrid Hartsock of Goodwill is hosting us this … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Marjorie Trachtman, Bellevue Police Department

Describe the mission, services and programs of BPD: The Bellevue Police Department’s mission is “to provide a safe place to live, work and visit through quality law enforcement. We are committed to serving the public with respect, accountability and integrity.” How … 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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Get your CVA!

The deadline to register to apply for a CVA (Certificate in Volunteer Administration) is due on March 1, 2015!  Why should you do this? This is both personal and professional development. It was so valuable for me to explore why … Continue reading

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