Program Schedule

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!)

Workshops are 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.

Interested in serving as an expert facilitator or know someone who would? Interested in having your organization host a GRAVA meeting (need space for 50-60)?  Contact the  GRAVA Board. 


2019 – 2020  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.

January 9, 2020   8:30-10:30am – Facilitated Networking Sessions” hosted by the GRAVA Board at the Special Olympics of Virginia

February 6, 2020   8:30-10:30am- Data Bootcamp – Dashboard Key Performance Indicators” with Alan Delbridge at the Community Foundation 

March 5, 2020  8:30-10:30am – “Managing Volunteer Interns” with Maura Sinnenberg, SPARC, at SPARC

April 2, 2020  8:30-10:30am – “Self Advocacy within your Organization” with Holly Gordon, Floricane, at Dominion Payroll 

Volunteer Appreciation Week – April 19-25

May 7, 2020  8:30-10:30am – “Self Advocacy within your Organization” Facilitated Round-table followup with Holly Gordon, Floricane, at the Virginia War Memorial

June 4, 2020  8:30-10:30am – “Strategic Planning” with Bernadette Wright (NOVA) at location TBD

July 30, 2020  8:30-3:45pm – Annual Conference, details will be released in early 2020.

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