Category Archives: President’s Message

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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April’s Message from the President

The good news is that this is National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and organizations all over the country are acknowledging the contributions of their volunteers and honoring them for their service. There’s a lot to celebrate! According to the National Corporation … Continue reading

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March’s Message from the President

  Remember the bubble chart? Back in January, GRAVA dedicated a workshop to professional development options for volunteer engagement professionals, and Katie Campbell facilitated an exercise she called, “Reach Beyond Your Bubble.” It was accompanied by some very thought-provoking questions … Continue reading

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February’s Message from the President

Since my mantra for 2014 is “Work Smarter, Not Harder,” one of the first promises I made to myself was to read more. Reading is one of the best tools in our professional development toolbox because it’s something we can do … Continue reading

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January’s Presidents Message

On the one-year anniversary of the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, Rabbi Shaul Praver put into words something that I have believed for a very long time: that service heals the world. In a December 14 interview with NPR’s … Continue reading

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