The VAN Conference is coming soon so if you haven’t registered yet, you will want to! You can register here! There will be so many wonderful workshops. Our theme is “From Roots to Fruit: Nurturing a Thriving Volunteer Ecosystem.” You can find descriptions of the incredible offerings here.
This year we are finishing the day with a Conversation Café. You will get to share best practices and brainstorm solutions to your most vexing volunteer management issues in small groups of your peers. We’ll take the top volunteer issues and problems identified in a poll pre-conference and break into table groups to work through them in two, 30-minute segments. This is a great way to apply what you learned during conference sessions to real-world challenges. But first you’ll want to take 30 seconds to vote in a poll on the issues top in your mind here!
We will also have some wonderful resource booths. Our sponsors United Way of King County and United Way of Snohomish County will have tables where you can learn about all their amazing programs. You will also see Flash Volunteer, Seattle Works, and The World is Fun. These are great resources to help you recruit volunteers. Check out their websites. For a special treat, Sees Candy will also be there with some free samples and ideas for easy fund raisers.
Erica Mills of Claxon Marketing is our keynote. She will start off our day with “The Language of Impact: how words can make the world a better place.” Some copies of her book “Pitchfalls: why bad pitches happen to good people” will be available in the resource area as well! The books are only $7.95! They are a fantastic resource.