Category Archives: President’s Message

President’s Message January 2015

It’s hard to believe, but as of January 2015, I will have been a member of GRAVA for eight years. And it’s even harder to believe, for me at least, that I have served on the board of GRAVA for … Continue reading

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President’s Message December 2014

This year started for me with a mantra: work smarter, not harder! I tacked a picture of it up on the bulletin board right by my desk so that I would look at it every day. Every single week I … Continue reading

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President’s Message November 2014

As volunteer engagement professionals, we tend to spend every waking moment taking care of others. We take care of our volunteers and invest a lot of our efforts to ensure that they feel appreciated and validated and meaningfully engaged. We … Continue reading

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President’s Message October 2014

For most of my professional life, I have been a one-woman show, “building” vibrant volunteer “programs” from scratch and “managing” them from start to finish. I prided myself on cranking out the numbers and expanding activities to their very limits. … Continue reading

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September 2014 President’s Message

The older I get, the more convinced I become about the importance of building opportunities for joy into every single day, week, and month. As a value, it certainly ranks as one of my top ten, and I would even … Continue reading

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August’s Message From the President

Recently, this email message was delivered to the GRAVA inbox: “The Board’s continued dedication and strategic planning have raised the level of professionalism in our field.  And I am so grateful for that.  In the years I’ve been a members … Continue reading

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July’s Message From the President

The GRAVA membership may not be aware of it, but it’s been a pretty grueling year for the board. We’ve been meeting twice as often to get twice as much done. On top of all of our regular monthly tasks … Continue reading

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