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Got Skills?

Volunteer Management has expanded into much more than just finding a few warm bodies to help with a mailing. We are now expected to find people who are willing to volunteer their considerable talents (anything from photography to web design … Continue reading

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Are You a Leader?

Do you think of yourself as a leader? Leaders can be found at any level of an organization. The person wearing a suit in the corner office might be a “Director” but might not be a “Leader” and the person … Continue reading

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Share your knowledge! Engage your peers!

The VAN Annual Conference is Friday, June 27 at the Tukwila Community Center.  Our theme is “Inspire. Engage. Sustain: Nurturing a Thriving Volunteer Ecosystem.”  We would love to have you share your knowledge by offering a workshop or facilitating a … 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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Call for Presenters for 2014 VAN Northwest Annual Conference!

The Conference Committee is excited to announce the date, location and theme for the 2014VAN Conference: Nurturing a Thriving Volunteer Ecosystem Friday, June 27th Location:  Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168. About the Theme:  Our conference theme is developed around … Continue reading

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Volunteer Recognition Study

National Volunteer Week is coming up April 6 – 13, 2014. I’d love to find some creative ways to recognize and thank my volunteers. So in February, I did a volunteer satisfaction survey on Survey Monkey with all our volunteers. … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight: Nanci Wehr, LINKS – Lake Washington School District

  Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: LINKS mission is: “To engage community volunteers to ensure students in Lake Washington School District have the resources they need to achieve academic and personal success now and in the … Continue reading

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Learn About Strategic Job Design!

There is still time to register for An Advanced Volunteer Resource Management Workshop: Strategic Job Design: Developing Volunteer Roles for Impact March 4, 2014 cost: $45 Training facilitator: Nikki Russell, CVA Description: How do you design volunteer positions for impact? … Continue reading

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Is Pursuing the CVA Credential Your Next Step

Are you a career volunteer resources manager with more than 3 years in the field?  Have you been contemplating “what’s next?”  Consider taking the next step in your professional!  Make this the year you become Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA). This unique … Continue reading

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Advanced Volunteer Management Workshop: March 4th

United Way of King County presents: An Advanced Volunteer Resource Management Workshop: Strategic Job Design: Developing Volunteer Roles for Impact March 4, 2014 cost: $45 Training facilitator: Nikki Russell, CVA Description: How do you design volunteer positions for impact? What … Continue reading

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