Professional Gatherings

VANNW Professional Gatherings are a great opportunity to share ideas, thoughts, and skills with your volunteer management peers – no membership required.  VAN Professional Gatherings are typically offered once a month at various locations. Interested in hosting a Professional Gathering? Contact


Upcoming Professional Gatherings 
Professional Gatherings now offered in King and Pierce County! Bring your own sack lunch, your thinking cap, and enjoy a lively discussion with fellow Volunteer Administrators. Be sure RSVP to the host for information on parking, directions, and other important information.

See you there!

KING COUNTY Professional Gatherings
VAN is currently in need of King County meeting spaces for upcoming Gatherings. Interested in hosting an upcoming Professional Gathering in King County? Please contact Alex Ropes by emailing her at

The following dates are in need of a meeting space for roughly 30 attendees:
Thursday, October 25th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

PIERCE COUNTY Professional Gatherings
Topic: Leader or Liability: Are Leaders Sabotaging Volunteer Engagement? Please read the following article as a topic starter for our Gathering on the 30th: 
Where: Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
When: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018  11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Professional Gatherings are always free!

Topic: TBD
Where: TBD
When: Tuesday, January 29th, 2019  11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Cost: Professional Gatherings are always free!

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