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.
Don’t forget about our Scholarships for professional development!
Please reach out to Erin with any questions.
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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!
Thursday, January 9th
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.
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!
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.
with Project Yoga Richmond
Thursday, November 7th
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.
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!
9000 Hull Street Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
June 6, 2019
Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
3409 W Moore St
Richmond, VA 23230
Presenter: Presented by Stephanie Glenn
8 STRATEGIES FOR CREATING A MORE INCLUSIVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Do volunteers at your organization represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the community you serve? The answer, for most governments and nonprofit organizations, is “no.” But this can change. Join GRAVA on June 6th to learn 8 strategies for creating a more inclusive volunteer program at your organization. These strategies serve as a starting point for volunteer engagement leaders who are seeking concrete next steps for better engaging volunteers from diverse and immigrant communities.
Stephanie Glenn is formally the program manager for HandsOn Greater Richmond which is a service of the Community Foundation. Currently in a new role as Senior Program Officer for Educational Success. Stephanie has 16 years’ experience in nonprofit with specialization of volunteer management. She’s a volunteer’s volunteers as she serves on several boards and volunteers herself as a mentor to youth. Stephanie has dedicated her career to making a change in communities where individuals and families need systematic change.