It’s hard to believe it’s already September. Before we know it the leaves will be falling and snow won’t be far behind. It’s been a great year for VAN. This year as a network we have pushed the importance of peer to peer mentorship and I love seeing and hearing about the connections that have been made and the alliances forged. I’ve seen relationships grow strangers to acquaintances to colleagues to friendship. I’m excited that we have brought new members into our network as well as new organizations represented. As our network grows we are showing with our actions just how important it is that Volunteer Administrators have a place to learn, grow and thrive with other professionals. Non-profit leaders are seeing the incredible value that an organization like ours provides and investing in their organization by investing in their staff that manages volunteerism. I encourage you as always to bring a friend or a guest to an upcoming meeting and encourage membership in our unique organization. And of course, if you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so today!
Looking forward to closing out the year strong!
Melanie Murphy, CVA
VAN Central Ohio President