Changes, Challenges and Choices

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Our 2015 VAN Conference keynote speaker is Betty Stallings. For those of you who haven’t heard her speak, you are in for a treat! Her keynote is called Changes, Challenges and Choices: Betty will share personal reflections on our profession as she prepares to step back from her 40 years of professional engagement in the field.   She has thought deeply about the potential impact that our profession has had and could have on critical missions of our day. The ripple effect of our work, when executed with passion, creativity, innovation and effectiveness is simply mind-boggling. We empower and activate the best of what people offer in these times of mind-numbing pain and problems in our world. Betty has also requested “State of Volunteering” statements from leaders in the field like Susan Ellis and Rob Jackson.  This will be a thoughtful and interactive workshop.

If you aren’t familiar with Betty’s work – Here’s her bio:

Betty Stallings, MSW, is a highly regarded international trainer, keynote speaker, consultant and author specializing in volunteer management, fundraising, leadership and board development. For the past 18 years, Betty has been the President of Building Better Skills whose mission is to inspire and empower people to effectively attract and utilize volunteer and financial resources to achieve their organization’s mission. Her website is  where she gives out free training resources and carries some of the best books and resources supporting volunteerism and fund development. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to volunteerism and philanthropy, has written 7 books and numerous training curriculums and articles. A lifelong volunteer, Betty also founded and was the 14-year Executive Director of a volunteer center in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at the center she initiated programs which served as national models for volunteer utilization. Betty lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband, Charles. She has 2 daughters and 4 adorable grandchildren!

If you haven’t registered yet, go here. You don’t want to miss this conference!

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About Lisa Yeager

Lisa Yeager has more than 15 years experience in Volunteer Management. She has lead volunteers at the Bellevue Art Museum, WACAP, Hopelink, Encompass, Autism Speaks (Walk Now for Autism), and the Sno-valley Senior Center. She has won the DuFort Award for Volunteer Management, and Program Manager of the Year in 2000. She is currently Treasurer and conference chair for VAN.
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