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See our 2017- 2018 VAN Membership List

We hope that you will become part of the vibrant VAN community.  Take the time to invest in yourself by connecting with a network of smart, savvy and resourceful Northwest Volunteer Managers.  Share your skills, ask questions, give advice, find a new tool – it’s really up to you as to what you get out of VAN.  It only gets better the more you tap into the great minds in our community. 2017-18 VAN-Membership-Application  Now you can also renew or do a new membership on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/van-nw-membership-tickets-33516450606

Benefits of Membership – $30 annually

  • Free attendance to monthly VAN Professional Gatherings.
  • Discount at the Annual Conference
  • Membership discount at VAN-sponsored trainings/speakers
  • Support the Volunteer Management community and profession
  • Ensure that VANNW.org continues to be a source of resources, information and connection.

VAN membership process/structure:

  • Annual Individual Membership is $30.
  • VAN is not a registered 501c3.  Membership/event fees are not tax-deductible.
  • The membership year is from June to May of each year.
  • All memberships will expire each year at the time of the conference with renewal included in the standard conference fee.
  • New memberships or renewals purchased as part of the conference fee can be paid by credit card (online) or check (mail-in).
  • New memberships or renewals purchased after the conference will be pro-rated and payable by check only (mail-in).
  • Pro-rated memberships would be payable as follows – all prices would be for the current membership year June-May:
    • If purchased in April, May, June, July, August 2017 rate: $30
    • If purchased in September, October, November, December 2017 rate: $22.50
    • If purchased in January, February, March 2018 rate: $15
    • If purchased in April, May 2018 rate: $7.50

How to renew or become a member:

  • Join us for the Annual Conference and your VAN Membership is included.  Learn more.
  • Become a member anytime of year by mail.  Please download and complete the 2017-18 VAN-Membership-Application to include in the mail with your payment for membership.  You can also purchase membership on-line HERE!
  • If you have questions about your membership status, email Connect@VANNW.org

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Please direct any questions or comments to Connect@VANNW.org or to VAN Chair Lisa Yeager at lisay53@yahoo.com

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