Upcoming events

    • 20 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Kate's Club, 1190 W Druid Hills Dr NE, Suite T80, Atlanta, GA 30329

    August Member Meeting

    Hear from Elaine Hudson, Associate Director of Nonprofit Services at Hands on Atlanta about HOA, their mission, programs, where they're headed, and Hands on Partner Services. Learn about how they help nonprofits and volunteer management professionals recruit volunteers and promote partner agencies. 

    Date & Time: Tuesday, August 20th, 9am-10am 

    Location: Kate's Club, 1190 W Druid Hills Dr NE, Suite T80, Atlanta, GA 30329

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, 5601 North Allen Rd SE, Mableton, GA 30126


    2019 COVA Conference

    This full day conference has an assortment of topics to help build volunteer programs and engage self-care while fulfilling the organization’s mission.

    Date: Tuesday, September 17th

    Time: 9:00am-4:00pm

    Location: Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, 5601 North Allen Rd SE, Mableton, GA 30126

    Conference Schedule & Topics:

    8:30am-9:00amRegistration/Continental Breakfast 


    Keynote Speaker, Ciji Townsend

    As nonprofit professionals, we tend to focus on doing good in the community rather than focusing on our own self-care. Hear from our keynote speaker Ciji Townsend about understanding the need to be healthy while balancing philanthropic responsibilities at work. 

    About Ciji:

    Ciji is genuine and authentic on her everyday journey to live balanced not busy and provide practical solutions to find balance and ultimately shift from crazy busy to confident calm.
    This space could be used to house some fancy smancy bio that lists all of Ciji’s “incredible” accomplishments, but it would better to set the stage for the real story behind Balanced Not Busy.

    Ciji has been intrigued by the word “busy” since she was six years old.  Surrounded by working parents and grandparents, everyone seemed to be really really busy…ALL of the time.  Ciji was initiated into her family’s secret society of busy people when she turned 13.  Her over programmed social calendar, full schedule and ridiculous amount of commitments from school sports to the youth and government club was some official rites of passage.Ciji remained in the secret society and committed to the condition of being busy in high school, college and for many years post-graduation.  Until one day a light bulb went off and she no longer wanted to respond to “how are you?” with the overused response, “I’m so busy.”

    Her life as a balanced person has certainly not limited her from identifying and pursuing each one of her passions.  Professionally, she has worked as an Account Manager for Dyalect Marketing, Marketing Manager for Red Bull North America and currently in Corporate Public Relations at Cox Communications.
    Outside of her 9-5, she works 5-9 and sometimes even later to serve in the Atlanta community.  She is President Emeritus of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Professionals, she is a member of the LEAD Atlanta 2013 class, a New Leaders Council Louisiana 2015 Fellow and a participate in the Leadership Buckhead class of 2017.  She is a recent graduate of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2018 and a member of the Junior League of Atlanta, she will chair the 2020 Shamrock N’ Roll road race.

    How does she do it all? In three words, Ciji is balanced not busy.  By living an intentional life, Ciji focuses on prioritizing her time and doing the things that matter most, that she is passionate about, that fulfill her life.  Rather than focusing on a work life balance, she lives life and avoids sacrificing her joy by glorifying “busyness.”

    10:00am-10:30am: Ice Breaker

    10:30am-12:15pmBreakout Sessions

    (all registrants will attend both discussions. Each topic is 45 minutes long)

    Logic Modeling & Development presented by Claire Arnold, United Way

      A logic model is a graphic depiction (road map) that presents the shared relationships among organizational resources, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impact for your specific program. Hear from Claire Arnold about how it can help in meeting an organization's mission, vision, goals; establishing partnerships; and even its relativity to funding and accountability. 

        Risk Management presented by Kemba Keen, Easterseals North Georgia, Inc.


        12:15pm-1:00 PM: Lunch & Awards Ceremony 

        (catered lunch included in ticket price)

        1:00pm-2:00pm: Agency Connections 

        Connect with agencies that can assist your organization with volunteer recruitment. 

        2:15pm-4:00pm: Breakout Sessions 

        (all registrants will attend both discussions. Each topic is 45 minutes long)

        Beyond the Partnership: Collaboration for the 'ASK'

        Talent to Treasure: Volunteers to Donors presented by Courtney Parsons, Kate's Club 

        Learn about Kate's Club Ambassador program that leverages their most engaged, active, and dedicated supporters to further their mission. Ambassadors serve in leadership roles that fit their individual interests and skills by leading special event sub-committees, lead special projects, or other activity while also contributing financially to the organization. Find out how to lift volunteers and supporters to their full potential in this breakout session. 

        Past events

        25 Jun 2019 June Meeting: Retaining Volunteers in the Summer
        21 May 2019 May Networking Event!
        26 Feb 2019 February Meeting: Roundtable Discussion
        22 Jan 2019 January Meeting: Networking Event
        08 Dec 2018 December Service Project: Fulton County CASA
        13 Nov 2018 November Meeting: Corporate Partnerships
        12 Oct 2018 GAVA Annual Conference
        25 Sep 2018 Using Social Media to Maximize Volunteer Engagement
        28 Aug 2018 August Member Meeting
        26 Jun 2018 2018 Annual Year-End Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
        24 Apr 2018 April Member Meeting
        27 Feb 2018 February Member Meeting
        30 Jan 2018 January Member Event
        28 Nov 2017 Getting Staff Buy-in for Volunteer Engagement
        24 Oct 2017 Effectively Utilizing Court-Ordered Volunteers
        26 Sep 2017 September Networking Social
        27 Jun 2017 2017 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Luncheon
        25 Apr 2017 April Networking Social
        28 Mar 2017 March Member Meeting
        28 Feb 2017 February Member Meeting
        24 Jan 2017 January Member Meeting
        13 Dec 2016 December Service Project
        15 Nov 2016 November Member Meeting
        25 Oct 2016 October Member Meeting
        27 Sep 2016 September Member Meeting
        23 Aug 2016 August Member Meeting
        28 Jul 2016 COVA Happy Hour
        24 May 2016 2016 Annual Conference
        26 Apr 2016 April Member Meeting
        22 Mar 2016 March Member Meeting - "Show & Tell"
        23 Feb 2016 February Member Meeting
        26 Jan 2016 January Member Social
        15 Dec 2015 December Member Service Project
        17 Nov 2015 November Member Networking & Recruitment Breakfast
        27 Oct 2015 October Member Meeting
        22 Sep 2015 September Member Meeting
        25 Aug 2015 August Member Meeting
        23 Jun 2015 2015 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
        26 May 2015 May Member Meeting
        28 Apr 2015 April Member Meeting
        24 Mar 2015 2015 Annual Conference
        24 Feb 2015 February Member Meeting
        27 Jan 2015 January Member Meeting
        16 Dec 2014 COVA December Service Project
        18 Nov 2014 November Member Meeting
        28 Oct 2014 October Member Meeting
        26 Aug 2014 August Member Meeting
        10 Jun 2014 2014 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
        27 May 2014 May Member Meeting
        22 Apr 2014 April Member Meeting
        25 Mar 2014 2014 Annual Conference - Step Up Your Game: Maximize the Potential of Your Volunteers
        25 Feb 2014 February Member Meeting
        28 Jan 2014 January Member Meeting
        17 Dec 2013 December Service Project
        19 Nov 2013 November Member Meeting
        22 Oct 2013 October Member Meeting
        24 Sep 2013 September Member Meeting
        27 Aug 2013 August Member Meeting
        18 Jun 2013 2013 Annual Member Meeting and Awards Luncheon
        28 May 2013 May Member Meeting
        23 Apr 2013 April Member Meeting
        26 Mar 2013 2013 Annual Conference - Surf's Up: Riding the Wave of Volunteer Management
        26 Feb 2013 February Member Meeting
        19 Feb 2013 Winter Networking Event - Manuel's Tavern
        22 Jan 2013 January Member Meeting
        11 Dec 2012 December Service Project/Member Meeting
        13 Nov 2012 November Member Meeting
        23 Oct 2012 October Member Meeting
        16 Oct 2012 Fall Networking Event
        25 Sep 2012 September Member Meeting
        28 Aug 2012 August Member Meeting
        14 Jun 2012 2012 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Celebration
        22 May 2012 May Member Meeting
        24 Apr 2012 April 2012 Member Meeting
        27 Mar 2012 2012 Annual Conference: Mapping Our Future
        28 Feb 2012 February 2012 Member Meeting
        09 Feb 2012 February 2012 Networking Event at DaVinci's Pizzeria
        24 Jan 2012 January 2012 Member Meeting
        13 Dec 2011 December 2011 Member Meeting
        15 Nov 2011 November 2011 Member Meeting
        25 Oct 2011 October 2011 Member Meeting
        23 Aug 2011 August 2011 Member Meeting
        28 Jun 2011 2011 Annual Member Meeting & Awards Luncheon
        24 May 2011 May Member Meeting
        10 May 2011 May Conference Networking Social
        09 May 2011 20th Annual Nonprofit Summit: IMPACT - Putting Ideas to Work
        26 Apr 2011 April Member Meeting
        22 Mar 2011 March Member Meeting
        22 Feb 2011 February Member Meeting
        15 Feb 2011 February Networking Social
        25 Jan 2011 January Member Meeting
        14 Dec 2010 December Member Meeting & Service Project
        16 Nov 2010 November Member Meeting
        26 Oct 2010 October Member Meeting
        28 Sep 2010 September Member Meeting
        24 Aug 2010 August Member Meeting
        22 Jun 2010 2010 End of Year Meeting
        25 May 2010 May Member Meeting
        27 Apr 2010 April Member Meeting
        23 Mar 2010 2010 Annual Conference, Blueprint for Success: Communicate, Collaborate, Advocate
        23 Feb 2010 February Member Meeting
        16 Feb 2010 COVA Social
        26 Jan 2010 January Member Meeting
        15 Dec 2009 December Member Meeting
        17 Nov 2009 November Member Meeting
        22 Sep 2009 Member Meeting
        25 Aug 2009 Member Meeting
        16 Jun 2009 Annual End of Year Meeting
        19 May 2009 Member Meeting
        21 Apr 2009 Member Meeting
        09 Mar 2009 2009 Annual COVA Conference
        17 Feb 2009 Member Meeting
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