Category Archives: Programs

May 2017 Program Recap

At our May meeting, we learned from our GRAVA member Marcos Martinez, Volunteer Coordinator at Higher Achievement, who wowed us with his innovative presentation discussing his hands on experience to streamline the volunteer data collection process to improve the volunteer … Continue reading

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January Program Recap

At our first program of the new year, Katie Campbell, Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA), introduced us to the new set of competencies for our field, adopted in 2015.  Katie explained the in-depth job … Continue reading

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November 2015 Workshop Recap

Great celebration for International Volunteer Managers Day! Melissa Gilmore, President, thanked our host and welcomed a great crowd to GRAVA’s celebration of IVM.  After quick updates from Board Members, Shanone Sport, our host from the County of Henrico’s Department of … Continue reading

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October 2015 Roundtable Recap

At October’s Roundtable we continued the introduction to Canva, a free online design tool that allows anyone to create professional-quality graphic designs.  (An overview of September’s program about Canva, including Sarah Milston’s excellent slide deck, are available in the September … Continue reading

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September 2015 Workshop Recap

At GRAVA’s September Workshop, Sarah Milston of The Spark Mill introduced our members to Canva – a free online design tool designed to make professional-quality graphic design accessible to all. Members were given tips and strategies for how to get … Continue reading

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2015 GRAVA Annual Conference Recap

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 … Continue reading

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May-June 2015 Workshop & Roundtable Recap: Supervision

At GRAVA’s May workshop, we focused on volunteer supervision — what it is and what it isn’t. How it serves to strengthen the connection between the volunteer and the organization as well as improve the volunteer’s satisfaction and effectiveness for your organization. … Continue reading

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