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Upcoming events

    • 24 Mar 2015
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta - Mableton

    2015 COVA Annual Conference

    21st Century Volunteerism

    Balancing Time Talent & Treasure


    8:00 - 8:30 Registration

    8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast & Networking

    9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker
    Jenny Schmitt - Cloudspark

    10:00 - 10:15 Transition/Break

    10:15 - 11:30 Session 1
    The Importance of Grant Management
    Yovonda Malbrough - North Fulton Community Charities
    Understand the value, purpose, and resources of grant management.
    Swimming Upstream: How to Succesfully Navigate Challenging Situations
    Whitney Deal - Kilpatrick. Townsend and Stockton
    Having trouble figuring out how to build consensus to advance an initiative or organization? Sharing from her own experience of creating the corporate citizenship program at Kilpatrick Townsend, Whitney Deal will discuss how she got buy-in from the top levels of firm management to the most junior staff and the challenges she’s faced along the way in trying to help the third largest law firm in Atlanta appreciate that sometimes the best hours aren’t billable.
    Corporate Volunteerism: Making It Work for You
    Kisha Stanley - United Way
    Learn how to use volunteerism to further your organization’s mission, leverage resources, and increase engagement without the stress of logistical planning. Whether you would like to create new projects, deepen your engagement with prospective donors, employ effective board members, or learn how to manage a group of volunteers, this session will offer ways to partner with UWGA to maximize your volunteerism efforts and drive sustainable change in your organization and community.

    11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

    1:00 - 2:15 Session 2
    Train and Develop Your Teams Towards Organizational Success
    Alex Desiderio - Independent
    How are your volunteers doing? Are all team members receiving the same information and education to be the steward you need them to be? Learn techniques to engage, educate and excite your teams to become the voice for your organization to connect and grow your patrons.
    Moving from Significant to Essential: Strategic Planning for Next-Level Volunteer Programs
    Terri Thiesen - Terri Thiesen Consulting
    An organization and its volunteers should be mutually benefiting from a strategic relationship. Likewise, your volunteer program should be an integral part of your organization’s overall strategic plan. This interactive, collaborative workshop will support you in developing a ‘strategic plan for volunteerism’ within your organization, providing tools, resources, and knowledge to enable you to create, implement, and reap the rewards of your plan.  Workshop participants will learn from an expert in the field and from each other as we discuss a systematic approach to defining priorities, developing goals, understanding how to measure success, and implementing the actions you’ll need to take to achieve the goals.  We’ll discuss reasonable timeframes for plan implementation and provide a way to determine the resource needs to support your plan.  Join your colleagues as we refine a critical skill – developing strategy – for building our next-level volunteer programs.  The keys to “planning success” will be revealed in this workshop!
    Finding the Suite Spot: The Non Profit and Corporate Relationship
    Wakeeta Rosser - Gas South
    This workshop will discuss the best practices for non profit organizations to building successful relationships with the corporate community. The points covered will be:
    Breaking barriers
    Transparency - Be open and honest
    Respect the game
    Setting specific and realistic goals
    Measure, Measure, Measure

    2:15 - 2:30 Transition/Break

    2:30 - 3:45 Session 3
    Nonprofits and Content Marketing in 2015
    Deanna Anderson - Aqua PR
    In this session we will explore the following topic related to content marketing and nonprofits:
    • Does content marketing matter to my nonprofit?
    • How effective is your nonprofit at storytelling?
    • What tools are available to help me quickly and easily produce and distribute content?
    Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition
    Kendall Styles - Give Center at Georgia College

    Transitioning Volunteers to Advocates
    Cicely Garrett - Atlanta Community Food Bank
    Your volunteer pool can be a tremendous untapped resource for advocates. A motivated volunteer can help to advance the mission of your organization both internally and externally.  Advocacy offers volunteers the opportunity to become engaged with the organization on a deeper level and gain a 360° perspective of the organization. This session will highlight the how to identify, cultivate, and best utilize volunteers as advocates

    3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks

    2015 COVA Annual Conference

    21st Century Volunteerism

    Balancing Time Talent & Treasure

    8:00am - 8:30am - Registration
    8:30 - 9:15 Breakfast & Networking
    9:30 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker
    10:00 - 10:15 Transition/Break
    10:15 - 11:30 Session 1
    Knowing Your Worth
    Yovonda Malbrough - North Fulton Community Charities
    Swimming Upstream: How to Navigate Challenging Situations and Getting Buy-In
    Whitney Deal - Kilpatrick. Townsend and Stockton
    7 Secrets to Managing Volunteer's Time, Talent & Treasure
    Kisha Stanley - United Way
    11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
    1:00 - 2:15 Session 2
    Effective Volunteer Training Programs
    Alex Desiderio - Independent
    Moving from Significant to Essential: Strategic Planning for Next-Level Volunteer Programs
    Terri Thiesen - Terri Thiesen Consulting
    Ask for a Date Before Marriage: The Real Transition of Building Corporate Partnerships
    Wakeeta Rosser - Gas South
    2:15 - 2:30 Transition/Break
    2:30 - 3:45 Session 3
    Nonprofits and Content Marketing in 2015
    Deanna Anderson - Junior League of Atlanta
    Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition
    Kendall Styles - Give Center
    Transitioning Volunteers to Advocates
    Cicely Garrett - Atlanta Community Food Bank
    3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks
     

Past events

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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