When? GRAVA holds monthly membership meetings from 8:30am – 10:30am on the first Thursday of every month (except August and December). The first 30 minutes are reserved for breakfast and networking, followed by a 90-minute program.
Where? We rotate meeting locations between spaces donated by our member organizations. This keeps your costs low, and gives you a great chance to hear about the great work being done across our community!
How much? Free for members, $5 for non-members at the door. Cost includes breakfast (and yes, plenty of coffee!)
What? GRAVA meetings come in two flavors…
- Workshops: Run by invited speakers who are local experts in topics relevant to volunteer management. Designed to provide members with bite size, tangible resources to apply immediately in their everyday practice. Workshops will provide content and exercises for real world-skills with the potential for immediate application.
- Roundtables: Facilitated by board members, and designed to provide members with in-depth discussion and interactive activities building on the preceding month’s workshop topic to help reinforce learning and application. We hit the sweet spot between recap (for those who missed last month) and deep dive (for those who attended and are eager to learn more!)
Interested in serving as an expert facilitator or know someone who would? Interested in having your organization host a GRAVA meeting (need space for 40-50)? Contact Program Chair Josie Carver.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule: Save these dates in your work calendar so you can get the most out of your GRAVA membership this year! Links and topics will be added as event registration goes live.
September 7, 2017 8:30-10:30am – Location Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic) Strategies to Welcome the LGBTQ+ Community
and Allies to Your Program
October 5, 2017 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Location Appomattox Regional Library System
Breakfast Workshop: Melissa Gilbert and Katie Campbell – New Strategies and Developments from the National Summit on Volunteer Administration
November 2, 2017 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Location Special Olympics of Virginia
Breakfast Workshop: Susan H. Timmons – “Symphony, Jazz Band, or Circus”
and Celebration of International Volunteer Manager Day
*No Membership Meeting in December*
January 4 – cancelled
February 1, 2018; 8:30-10:30am – Location Science Museum of Virginia
Breakfast Workshop & Roundtable: Whitney Guthrie – “Engaging Youth & Young Professionals in your Non-Profit”
March 1, 2018; 8:30-10:30am – Location First Baptist Church
Breakfast Workshop: Pastor Steve Booth and Martha Booth – “Cultivating Volunteer Leadership“
April 5, 2018; 8:30-10:30am – Location First Baptist Church
Breakfast Roundtable: “Discussion on Cultivating Volunteer Leadership”
May 3, 2018; 8:30-10:30am – Location YWCA
Breakfast Workshop: Amy Nisenson – “Recruitment and Retention”
June 7, 2018; 8:30-10:30am – Location Goochland Cares 3001 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063 Breakfast Roundtable: “Discussion on Recruitment and Retention”
July 26, 2018 Conference 8:30am-3:30pm – University of Richmond Jepson Alumni Center – “Transformational Leadership”
* No membership meeting in August *