When? GRAVA holds monthly membership meetings from 8:30am – 10:30am on the first Thursday of every month (except July, 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.
2018-2019 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 6, 2018 8:30-10:30am – “Saying No Without Reserve or Regret” with Katie Campbell at Virginia War Memorial
October 4, 2018 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 1, 2018 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – “Self Care with Art” with Suzanne Vinson at Westminster Canterbury
*No Membership Meeting in December*
January 3, 2019 8:30 – 10:30am – “Collective Impact” Panel Discussion led by Kate Bausman at Westminster Canterbury
February 7, 2019; 8:30-10:30am – Roundtable “Volunteer Appreciation” at Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
March 7, 2019; 8:30-10:30am – “Synapse Panel Discussion”“Synapse Panel Discussion” with Keith Reynolds at Maymont Park
April 4, 2019; 8:30-10:30am – “Promoting Job Equity for Volunteer Engagement Professionals” with Katie Campbell
May 2, 2019; 8:30-10:30am – “Peer2Peer – How to Give and Receive Productive Professional Peer Support” with Alison Jones-Nassar & Katie Campbell
June 6, 2019; 8:30-10:30am – Roundtable
July 25, 2019; Conference 8:30am-3:30pm – TBD at University of Richmond
* No membership meeting in August *