VAN conference planning is happening now! Be part of the action! We are checking venues and dates now. Right now, we are aiming for a Friday the end of May or in June. The real fun of brainstorming topics and speakers begins in January. Won’t you join us? Our meetings will be an hour before a VAN professional development meeting or via “Go to Meeting” on line. It’s not time intensive, and is a great way to build skills. If you are interested, contact Katie Nelson at Katie.Nelson@seattle.gov or Lisa Yeager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-575-4550, ext 535.
By Nikki Russell, CVA on December 20, 2011
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Nikki Russell currently works as the Volunteer Initiatives Manager for United Way of King County, managing and delivering the volunteer resource management training series. In this capacity, Nikki has developed workshops and trainings for local and regional conferences as well as tailored trainings in volunteer resource management to meet the needs of local nonprofit organizations. Nikki is the lead trainer and consultant for the Volunteer Impact Partnership, a United Way of King County volunteer management capacity building program implemented locally to nonprofit organizations. Nikki serves as the Chair of Steering Committee of the Volunteer Administrator’s Network (VAN) Northwest and is currently serving on the Board of the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) and the Board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration. Her non-profit background includes 17 years of experience in program planning and volunteer program management. She holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Boston University.