GRAVA Workshop: Data Bootcamp!

Thursday, February 6th
8:30-10:30am
Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
3409 W Moore St Richmond, VA 23230

Prepare to make data work for you.

Alan Delbridge from the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond is going to lead us through a data tutorial. We plan to learn how we can make the most out of our data by developing some dashboard-building skills. This will be an incredible skills-building opportunity!

As always, breakfast will be served.

To do before the meeting:

  • Have a google account and access to google sheets
  • After signing into their google accounts, participants will need to “add” this document to their google drives
    1. File dropdown click “make a copy” to add an editable copy.  
    2. Show up to the training!
  • If anyone is interested here is a link to the course I took. The page has sample lessons available for preview. The course costs $199, but GRAVA HAS SCHOLARSHIPS!

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GRAVA Conference Announcement!

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2020 is our 30th year! Let’s celebrate. 

The 2020 GRAVA Conference is July 16th. 

Our Keynote is one of  Richmond’s most creative individuals, Noah Scalin.  We will be exploring Creativity at Work, how to engage our creative muscles, and how to bring collaboration in creativity to our professional lives.

Our next speaker is Ann Deaton, PhD., PCC. Ann will help us explore how to bring creativity and sustainable change, and how to thrive in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) situation or VUCA world.

This year, we are hosting the conference at the historic Robinson Theater Art Center.

This year, we are looking for GRAVA members and community members to join Conference Committees. These teams will help guide our conference, and is a great opportunity for professional development.

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Don’t forget about our Scholarships for professional development! 


Please reach out to Erin with any questions.

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GRAVA’s January Meeting: January 9th

We hope everyone’s holiday season has been joyful and that 2020 brings even more happiness.

Our January meeting is the second week of January—we all need a little time to get back in the groove after the holidays!

Facilitated Networking

Thursday, January 9th
8:30-10:30am
Special Olympics Virginia
3212 N Skipwith Rd #100
Richmond, VA 23294

Are you brand new to the industry? Are you a longtime volunteer professional who is keen to grow and change? GRAVA wants to connect you to other volunteer professionals who can help you! Facilitated networking will ensure we can all create deeper connections to folks in our community.

As always, breakfast will be served.

This workshop is free for GRAVA members and $5 for non-members. An impactful act of professional development is joining GRAVA! We offer workshops year-round and a summer conference; learning with fellow volunteer professionals is a great way to invigorate yourself, grow your community network, and keep learning new skills.

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GRAVA Holiday Social

GRAVA members, you’re invited to the GRAVA social on Thursday, December 5th from 4:30-5:30pm at Social52.

To RSVP, head over to our invitation!

Cheers to all the good work GRAVA members did in 2019!

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Download the GRAVA Schedule

Download a free printable of the GRAVA Meetings 2019-2020.

Join us for conversations and workshops on advocating for volunteers within your organization, strategic planning, data, managing interns, and so much more!

GRAVA events are free for members and $5 for folks who aren’t members. Every event is an opportunity to win a prize, gain a skill, eat a tasty breakfast, and network with fellow volunteer management professionals.

To become a GRAVA member—or renew your membership—head over here.

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November’s GRAVA Workshop: Self Care

Self Care 

with Project Yoga Richmond

Thursday, November 7th
8:30-10:30am
Visual Arts Center of Richmond*
1812 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220

GRAVA appreciates you! This month we honor Richmond’s volunteer professionals with a self care workshop (and a gift for everyone in attendance!) at Vis Arts. Project Yoga Richmond is going to lead us in chair yoga practice—no need to wear your stretchy pants, though, chair yoga is office-clothing friendly—and we are going to celebrate all of the amazing ways you make Richmond a better place for everyone.

As always, breakfast will be served.

This workshop is free for GRAVA members and $5 for non-members. An impactful act of self care is joining GRAVA! We offer workshops year-round and a summer conference; learning with fellow volunteer professionals is a great way to invigorate yourself, grow your community network, and keep learning new skills.

*Vis Arts has a parking lot behind and beside the building. There’s also street parking.

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GRAVA Meeting: October 2019

Emotional Intelligence

Presented by Susan Wilkes

How are you smart?  Come learn why “emotional intelligence” may be more important, especially in volunteer management, than traditional “IQ.”  In this interactive session, we’ll learn about the key components of emotional intelligence, watch some fun video clips of EQ in action, and explore where we might get a boost in EQ!

October 3rd
8:30-10:30am
LaPrade Library
9000 Hull Street Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23236

 

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