Outside Conferences and Professional Development

Conferences are great places to network and find great ideas for your program.  Here are some conferences VAN recommends:

MAVA Conference 2018

Volunteer Engagement Leadership: Next Steps and Beyond
June 6-8, 2018
St. Paul, Minnesota

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) is the largest professional membership association for leaders of volunteers in the state of Minnesota. It is an alliance of individuals and networks dedicated to providing support and resources to those who lead volunteers.


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Service Unites Conference 2018

Igniting Civic Culture
June 18-20, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

Service Unites 2018 will challenge you to be a spark that ignites civic culture — a culture in which every person is inspired, equipped and mobilized to be a citizen in the fullest sense, to take action that changes the world.

Service Unites, powered by Points of Light, is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. This global event brings together thousands to collaborate to solve society’s greatest challenges and build resilient communities through volunteerism and service.

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2018 Ohio Conference on Service and Volunteerism

Leveling Up: From Striving to Thriving
November 14, 2018, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio

Registration opens September 19, 2018

For over 30 years, professionals in the fields of service and volunteer administration have gathered to share trade secrets and network with the common goal of improving the lives of Ohio citizens through effective volunteer programming.  Each fall, ServeOhio hosts the annual Ohio Conference on Service & Volunteerism for volunteer program administrators, national service program directors, AmeriCorps members, philanthropy managers, and nonprofit leaders. The purpose of the conference is to create opportunities for inspiration, connection, and building of 21st century skill sets that support the continued evolution and impact of Ohio’s service and volunteerism professions.

Now Requesting Workshop Proposals!

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