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VANtage: May 2017

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President’s Message

I spent this past weekend as one of the chaperones for my sister’s high school quiz bowl team at the national tournament. Apart from the high schoolers that come to volunteer with us at the Worthington Resource Pantry, I don’t spend much time with teens, and it was a bit of a culture shock. They spent much of our time together trying to pry embarrassing information about their teacher, my younger sister, much of which I was glad to provide. But one student asked me questions about that period of life between college and middle age, the period where, as she described it, “you’ve got to figure it all out.” She’s been told what goals to aspire to and she knows what success looks like, but there are some points in between where she might have to take a few shots in the dark.

I know that I sometimes feel the same way. I know what I want my volunteer program to look like, and I know my goals, but I need some help getting there. That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited about our conversation with Sheri Chaney Jones this month. She knows that too much data isn’t always helpful, and she can help us sort out the flowers from the weeds. In other words, she’s here to help us figure it all out. I hope you can join us.

Nick Linkenhoker
VAN Central Ohio President


May Meeting:
Measure It! Turning Data into Dollars
Thursday, May 18
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Thurber House
77 Jefferson Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Sheri Chaney Jones, President of Measurement Resources Company and author of “Impact & Excellence” will join us to present on the importance of developing a high-performance culture for engaging volunteers and greater overall organizational impact. Inspiring research from Impact & Excellence will be shared around how social sector organizations who establish these goals are more successful at engaging volunteers and raising more dollars. She will share practical strategies that will allow volunteer coordinators and social sector leaders to use data to increase revenues, strengthen relationships with funders, engage more volunteers, and prove their social return on investment and impact to the world.

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VAN Membership Renewal

VAN Half Year Memberships are now available! If you know anyone who is thinking about joining VAN this is a great time! This $30 membership is a great way to get involved with VAN at a discounted rate. All memberships expire at the end of June.

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