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2015 Annual Conference

July 9, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

| $50

Theme: Volunteer Management Trends Transforming the Profession

The 2015 Greater Richmond Association for Volunteer Administrator Conference — July 9, 2015 — is Virginia’s premier gathering of volunteer and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate, and local government sectors to learn, connect and be inspired through a wide range of exciting and informative workshop sessions, expert speakers, and first-hand knowledge of the latest RVA volunteerism engagement/initiatives, events, and more!

Keynote: Leadership in a Changing World: Big Shifts That Will Transform Volunteerism for the Better: An interactive, three-part workshop that will explore societal shifts that influence the needs and desires of volunteers and how to address these now and in the future. Through the presentation and lively discussions with peers, participants will come away with pragmatic tactics to make their programs stronger and better.

Keynote Speaker: Tobi Johnson, MA, CVA: Tobi is the President of Tobi Johnson & Associates, a consulting firm whose mission is to help nonprofit organizations make connections with remarkable volunteers who share a common vision for a better world. Tobi has over 25 years of direct experience in nonprofit management, volunteer program coordination, volunteer training delivery, learning design in the social sector. For the last decade she has worked with state and national human services networks and programs, including Aging Network’s Volunteer of Aging, the National SHIP Resource Center, AARP PA and others. Tobi is a nationally recognized expert in volunteer engagement, earning her CVA in 2013. She is also a contributor to a new book Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights for Transforming Volunteer Programs in a Changing World.

Breakout sessions:

Volunteer Engagement Professionals, Tear Down This Wall! Tips and Trends in Development You Can’t Afford to Miss with Lauren Devitt, Assistant Director of Development, Elk Hill: Stop missing opportunities at the crossroads of development and volunteer engagement! In this session, you will learn about new trends breaking down the wall between our two worlds — and creating big advantages for any brave souls willing to step out of their silos. We’ll cover five signs of success for thinking like and working with your development office, plus how to make the case to leadership and development staff that this is a strategy they should invest in. Then, you’ll go back to work and buy your development officer a coffee. You two have a lot to talk about.

Laurent Devitt came to nonprofit development three years ago with a background in teaching and research. She stumbled into this crossroads by accident after inheriting Elk Hill’s volunteer engagement program, immediately felt it was where she was meant to be, and couldn’t be happier that industry trends seem to agree with her.

Advocating for Change: Our Titles and Salaries with Katie Campbell, Executive Director, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration: How well does your job title and salary match the actual work you perform? Do you want to advocate for a change? Learn the latest salary data for our field, trends in job titles, and key considerations relate to both. Leave with some re-positioning strategies and tips for making the case for change.

Katie Campbell, CVA, has worked in the field of nonprofit and volunteer management for over 30 years as a practitioner, trainer, and leader. She now serves as the Executive Director for the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, managing professional credentialing programs for leaders of volunteers. She also does independent consulting and has taught adjunct faculty at several Virginia colleges.

Conference Agenda:

8:00am – Networking Breakfast
8:45am – GRAVA Kick-Off
9:00am – Keynote
12:00pm – Break
12:15pm – Volunteer Engagement Professional of the Year Award Luncheon
1:50pm – Break
2:00pm – Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:15pm – Closing Remarks


July 9, 2015
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Richmond City
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15075 Capital One Drive, Richmond, VA 23238 United States
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