Re-visit the 2014 Conference – Volunteer Ecosystem

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Inspire. Engage. Sustain.

Nurturing a Thriving Volunteer Ecosystem

Friday, June 27, 2014

Location:  Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168. About the Theme:  Our conference theme was developed around the Volunteer Ecosystem Framework introduced in the Washington State Serves Plan. The plan articulated a vision for “an effective volunteer ecosystem that facilitates the use of volunteers to address significant community needs”.  An ecosystem is defined as “interrelated parts working together toward a common purpose, which collectively are greater than the sum of their parts”.  This ecosystem framework is a useful framework to apply to our work within our organizations as well as in the larger community.  Conference participants explored how to build infrastructures within our organizations that support volunteer engagement and how our volunteer engagement efforts are a part of a broader community infrastructure that supports volunteerism in our communities and in Washington State. Thank you to our sponsors: United Way of King County and United Way of Snohomish County for making the conference affordable and for providing scholarships!

Keynote Speaker: Erica Mills

Erica Mills Headshot_2010 11 18The Language of Impact: how words can make the world a better place  You have 7 seconds to get someone’s attention. And then you have to keep their attention. You’ve got to seriously stand out from the crowd! Finding the right words will get you noticed by the right people–donors, volunteers, advocates, supporters, fans. Erica of Claxon Marketing helped us find the right words to get the right volunteers for our organization’s various needs. Here’s her PowerPoint!


Other Workshop Handouts:

Skills-based Volunteering: Opportunities and Challenges for Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations, by Lewis Mendoza

Skills Based Volunteering Handout

Playing Well Together: Creating a Supportive Volunteer Culture, by Marjorie Trachtman, CVA

Playing well together workshop

Tips For Creating A Supportive Volunteer Work Environment

Changing Perspective: Engaging new volunteers by changing your perspective  by Amy Faulkner

Presentation Notes

Building Cultural Fluency to Support a Diverse Workforce (volunteers and staff), by Patrick Tefft, CVA and Hla Yin Yin Waing

Building Cultural Fluency

To Be or Not To Be: Embracing Our Professional Selves! by Nikki Russell, CVA

Embracing Our Professional Selves

 Aligning Service with Strategy, by Nikki Russell CVA

Aligning Service with Strategy

Measuring Volunteer Impact, by Rick Lynch

Measure volunteer impact pp

Gaining Executive Director Support, by Rick Lynch

ExecutiveSupport pp

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13 Responses to Re-visit the 2014 Conference – Volunteer Ecosystem

  1. Well, first, congratulations on the expansion of your family! And second, regarding all the other stuff, oy. You're right about one thing — that baby will want for nothing with so many adults around to look after him. Best wishes for his safe arrival!

  2. RE: -Interesting. I had a lease for longer than a year at my request. That clause is typically vague language, to feed the lawyers no doubt. The “without acknowledgment, witnesses or seals” could be interpreted to mean that a lease can exceed a year if it’s signed by witnesses or notarized. – Rate this comment: 0  0

  3. "于山島는基東南에기하니라(Usando(Dokdo) exists to the south-east of the island(Ullogndo))."Show me the part which described the range of the Korean Empire of Korean's territory. "大韓新地誌" recorded the eastern limit of her territory clearly. Why do you neglect the specific description?

  4. En este contrato se les olvidó poner con que frecuencia tenían que ir “al baño”y que posturas tenían que adoptar en dicho lugar, si sentarse de medio lado… o con la cabeza gacha… Suerte que hay cosas que si cambian y mucho.

  5. I bet she’s wondering when her “Number One Best Birther” trophy is going to be delivered. Way to snidely crap all over women who choose an epidural or have a medically necessary c-section, Kath. I can’t believe she hasn’t fallen over from all the patting herself on the back she’s been doing. Take your womankind empowerment and shove it up your roomy size 2′s, you Smug Smugerson!Sincerely,An Epidural Lover

  6. Maria,Words that make this world go round are a blend of good and bad. Cause and effect, right and wrong all effect us in one way or another.It is always "Your Choice" to filter what you see, read, hear and feel. How we touch others is a blend of many things. But that's what makes us unique is HOW we touch others. You have no problem with it. So delete the negative and don't look back. Stay Calm and Carry On.Bette

    • Star says:

      Absolutely first rate and cop-erpbottomed, gentlemen!

    • http://www./ says:

      I gotta go with the 2007 NFC Championship Game, when the Bears beat the Saints to go to the Super Bowl. I was watching at a sports bar with my girl-of-the-week, and we had a bet that if the Bears won, she had to go to the tittie bar with me. (If they lost, I had to take her to see Celine Dion in Vegas, so it was a big deal).After Reggie Bush scored like a 90-yard TD, and taunted Urlacher going into the endzone, I knew it was over and started asking the waitress for singles.Bears win, she gets all worked up at the nudie bar, and we end up having some fantastic sex the rest of the night.

    • http://www./ says:

      Just over two years PS: She has to be fakin it because his dick is too small to be eliciting those moans and groans………..again, he is a lazy and selfish fuck. Reminds me of someone.

    • http://www./ says:

      This “free sharing” of information seems too good to be true. Like communism.

  7. I posted a link to this post on my Facebook page, along with the haiku I posted above. One of my Facebook friends responded within seconds with the following poem. I thought it was rather amusing and post it below with his permission.Here’s Gordon E Moore’s poem:Words.Strung together.No rhyme or reason.Wins praise.From poets.For being deep.

  8. Real says:

    That is great!!! But did you also see the recycle numebr. Most recycleing that I know of only take the numebr 1 and 2 all. I stopped getting yogurt because all the yogurts on the stores shelve was the numebr 5 or 7. I think someone should tell the yogurt business to also change the plastic thata they use. Untill then I am not eating yogurt.

  9. Nanette Osborne says:

    Thank you for posting the 2014 VAN Conference Handouts on your website. As I live in Port Angeles and do not drive, I am unable to go to the VAN events. The online handouts help me stay in touch.

    Thank you very much. Have a splendid day!

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