October Member Meeting

  • 25 Oct 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank 732 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

There will not be an October Meeting for COVA. We encourage all of our COVA members to attend the GAVA Conference.

The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration (GAVA) is proud to announce our fall workshop is back! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 in Atlanta for an interactive learning session with Susan Ellis of Energize, Inc. 

What:    2016 GAVA Fall Workshop and Annual Meeting

When:   Tuesday, October 25, 2016
             Check-in & Breakfast at 8:30 AM
             Workshop held from 9 AM - 3 PM 

Where:  Atlanta Community Food Bank
            732 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
            Atlanta, GA 30318

Featuring: National trainer and author, Susan Ellis

Deadline to register: October 21

Telling the Right Story:  Illuminating What Volunteers Really Accomplish
We all know that numerical totals of how many volunteers gave how many hours in a period never reveal anything about what volunteers actually did while they gave us their time. Yet those are the most common reports requested. But what should we be measuring and reporting that shows the impact of volunteer contributions? In this full-day session, Susan will answer this question, guiding us through the following topics:

  • Starting with serious goals for volunteer involvement that align with the priorities of the organization                       (outcomes, not just inputs)
  • Challenging head counts and hours served as measurements of success
  • Determining what data will measure impact and how to collect that information
  • Analyzing and interpreting metrics accurately
  • Reporting to tell a more complete story – what to say, how to say it, and to whom
  • Using reports to educate up and around (and win friends and influence people)
  • Other ways to shine a light on volunteers when good things happen – including make the most of recognition events
  • Engaging volunteers themselves in being spokespeople and advocates

Susan will present this session live, but from her office in Philadelphia, through the magic of Skype. We will still have two-way interaction, as she can also see the group during the session. Come and be part of this wave-of-the-future conferencing!

To Register Click HERE!!

Scholarships are available for the GAVA Conference. Applications are due by October 7th to president@atlantacova.org.

Get your scholarship application HERE!

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