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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 features a diverse array of instructional workshops, networking events and opportunities of service. The conference is expected to attract over 400 attendees from across the Commonwealth. This year's theme will be Lead. Learn. Mobilize. Don't miss out on the opportunity to learn from and share with one another at this exciting conference!

When:

  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017- Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Registration:

Registration is now open! The cost is $150. Registration includes one breakfast, two lunches, two days of instructional workshops, and optional service project.

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.

Registration is also now open for Exhibitors!

Schedule-at-a-Glance*

Exhibitor tables will be open both days

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

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

*Subject to change

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