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Thanks to everyone who made the
2017 Virginia Volunteerism & Service Conference a huge success!

The Annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference is the Commonwealth's leading conference for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and the Virginia Service Foundation, this highly-interactive two-day conference featured a diverse array of instructional workshops, networking events and opportunities of service. The conference hosted nearly 400 attendees from across the Commonwealth. This year's theme was Lead. Learn. Mobilize. 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations occurring on or before April 20, 2017 will be refunded, less a $30 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after April 21, 2017. If you are no longer able to attend but someone else would like to attend in your spot, we can make that change until May 1, 2017.

Schedule-at-a-Glance*

Day 1: May 16, 2017 
8:00-5:00Registration and Info
9:15-10:45Steps to a Successful Collaboration (Kate Meechan) Shenandoah B
Professionalizing Your Volunteer Program (Matthew Peterson) Shenandoah D
Donor Strategies to Move It On Up! (Dani Hottle) Shenandoah A
Creating a Data Informed Culture (Lorie Coker) Anna
Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Building a Resilient Community (Melissa McGinn) Bon Air
Team Communications Styles (Sarah Harvey) Shenandoah C
11:15-1: 30Lunch and Opening Session
1:45-3:15Engaging & Mobilizing Higher Ed Students (Rachel Covington) Bon Air
Creating & Funding Your Volunteer Development Strategy (Jessica Turley) Shenandoah B
Succession Management Ideas & Resources (Vanessa DiLeo) Anna
Designing Discussions that Lead to Deep Learning (Tammy Hobson) Shenandoah A
Power of Positivity (Donna Proctor) Shenandoah D
Recognizing Excellence in Your Organization (Chris Bennett) Shenandoah C
3:30-5:00Using Corporate Volunteers to Your Advantage (Jamie Seagraves) Shenandoah B
Exploring Opportunities to Engage New Volunteers (Mary Foley) Shenandoah A
Elevating Your Board’s Fundraising Role (Amy Nisenson) Anna
Tricks to Writing a Solid Grant Proposal (Jacqueline Rearick) Bon Air
Leading a Highly Effective Team (Sarah Harvey) Shenandoah C
Using Creative and Fun Facilitation Tactics (Sarah Milston) Shenandoah D

Day 2: May 17, 2017 
7:30- 8:30Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 10:15Developing Corporate Volunteer Partnerships (Tara Richardson) Shenandoah A
Beyond the 3 R's - Volunteer Management with a Twist (LaToya Hyler) Shenandoah C
Is Strategic Planning a Dinosaur or Unicorn? (Sarah Milston) Bon Air
Strong Board/Staff Relationships = Strong Organizations (Amy Nisenson) Anna
Foundations of Facilitating Discussions (Martha Walker) Shenandoah D
Creating You as a Brand (Susan Long-Molnar) Shenandoah B
10:30- 12:00Effective Processes to Improve your Programs (Veronica Laughman) Shenandoah A
Group Hug While Singing Koumbayah (Alison Jones-Nassar) Shenandoah D
Finding Common Ground: What if you are Both Right (Chris Bennett) Shenandoah C
Creating a Data-Informed Culture (Lorie Coker) Bon Air
The Annual Fund: Put the FUN Back in Fundraising (Laurie Rogers) Anna
The Culturally Competent Professional (Steve Hixon) Shenandoah B
12:15 - 2:15Lunch
2:30- 4:00Take Your Volunteer Engagement Up a Notch (Katie Campbell) Shenandoah A
Elevating Your Board’s Fundraising Role (Amy Nisenson) Anna
Everything is Marketing (Randi Chew) Shenandoah B
Understanding Yourself - and Others (Donna Proctor) Shenandoah C
“Managing” Your Boss with Effective Communications (Susan Long-Molnar) Shenandoah D
Facts, Fiction and Challenges of Integrating Refugees in
our Communities (Seyoum Berhe) Bon Air

*Subject to change

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