Annual Conference

Registration closed for 2017

2017 Annual Conference Details:

  • Topic: Shifting from Program to Strategy: Engaging Volunteers for Greater Impact
  • Presenter: JFFixler Group
  • Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
  • Time: 8:00am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: University of Richmond Jepson Center
  • Registration Fee (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and materials)
    • $40 for GRAVA Members
    • $50 for Non-GRAVA Members
    • $30 for Americorps Members

What happens when you shift from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing volunteer engagement as a core strategy to achieve your organization’s mission? You harness community talent to deliver more programs, lighten workloads, gain ambassadors, increase donations, and, ultimately, fulfill mission. Learn what it takes to make that shift – including advocacy, training, leadership support, skilled volunteers…and patience — and leave with tools you can begin to use immediately in your work.

Beth Steinhorn, President of the JFFixler Group, will present on the following topics:

Shifting from Program to Strategy

  • Trends and Data in Volunteer Engagement
  • Professional Development
    • How to shift your role from manager to leader
    • How to build buy In from the top down
    • How to engage other staff

Managing Change and Engaging Volunteers as Partners In Your Work

  • Managing Change: Models for Change
  • Engaging Volunteers as Change Agents
  • Piloting Change
  • Evaluation—Measuring Impact


As the only gathering of volunteer service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors for the region, all are invited to join us in Richmond this summer!

One Response to Annual Conference

  1. Kathy Clevenger says:

    When will the registration open?

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