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November Meeting Recap

International Volunteer Manager’s Day Celebration – November 3, 2017 Hosted by Ellen Costlow and Special Olympics – Virginia The Theme for the Day – Volunteer Management. One Job. Many Hats. Many thanks to Brynn Markham, Professional Development Chair for GRAVA, … Continue reading

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Membership Update

Hello all GRAVA members and potential members, I want to tell you why I joined GRAVA and what I get out of attending the monthly meetings. I was new to the nonprofit world when I took over the job as … Continue reading

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Professional Development Update

Peer2Peer Mentoring For those of you that have expressed interest in Peer2Peer Mentoring, please watch your email after the holidays for an update so we can get going in the New Year. If you’re interested in participating in this rewarding program, … Continue reading

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President’s Message for December 2016

Joy to the World is a classic carol written in 1719 by Issac Watts. While this is almost over 300 years ago, the theme is still very relevant. Joy is defined as the emotion evoked by wellbeing; to experience great … Continue reading

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October Meeting Recap

Great Discussion at October Roundtable First a huge thanks to Rodney Lofton from Diversity Richmond for welcoming us into a friendly venue and giving us an overview of the many programs and resources available to the LGBTQ+ community through the organization. … Continue reading

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President’s Message for October 2016

“Bright Side of the Road” by Van Morrison is a classic. One of the lyrics is “Let’s enjoy it while we can. Help me share my load, from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the … Continue reading

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Location change for October Roundtable

Please note: our October Roundtable on October 6 has been moved to Diversity Richmond (1407 Sherwood Avenue, Richmond VA 23220.) We apologize for any inconvenience, but couldn’t be more excited about the alignment between our location and our topic. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Professional Development Update

GRAVA’s Peer to Peer Mentoring Program (formerly known as the Buddy Program) works to match members in pairs or small groups for regular problem solving sessions.  Peers meet for a calendar year on a monthly basis, to discuss topics relevant to … Continue reading

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September Program Recap

At our September meeting, we learned from Jonathan Zur, President and CEO of Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC). He challenged us to be intentionally inclusive by (1) examining your own lens, (2) asking and encouraging tough questions, and (3) acknowledging … Continue reading

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NOTICE: September 22 member mixer has been postponed

Please note that the September 22 “Become a Member in September” mixer has been postponed. We are searching for a new time later in the fall that accommodates more members – looking forward to connecting then! In the meantime, be … Continue reading

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