2015 GRAVA Annual Conference Recap

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GRAVA held its Annual Conference on Volunteer Trends Transforming the Profession earlier this month and boy was it a huge success! Virginia’s premier gathering of volunteer and service leaders from nonprofit, corporate, and local government sectors, the conference boasted nationally-acclaimed keynote  and breakout speakers.

Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA and President of Tobi Johnson & Associates delivered our keynote presentation on Leadership in a Changing World: Big Shifts That Will Transform Volunteerism for the Better. This interactive, three-part workshop explored societal shifts that influence the needs and desires of volunteers and provided steps on how to address these now and in the future. She also provided participants with a GRAVA Leadership in a Changing World Worksheet.

Katie Campbell, CVA and Executive Director for the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration provided one of our breakout sessions entitled Advocating for Change: Our Titles and Salaries. In this session, she revealed the latest salary data for our field, trends in the job titles, and key considerations related to both. Participants left with re-positioning strategies and tips for making the case for change. Click here to see full survey results from GRAVA’s 2015 Titles & Salaries Survey.

Lauren Devitt, the Development & Communications Manager for Elk Hill delivered a breakout session on intersection of volunteer engagement and donor engagement entitled, “Volunteer Engagement Professionals, Tear Down This Wall! Tips and Trends in Development You Can’t Afford to Missslide deck“. Lauren touched on some big advantages for working with your development office around engagement and provided strategies for making the case to management that they are worth the investment.

See all conference pictures here.

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