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    • 14 Dec 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 95

    Let's celebrate 2023 on Zoom by sharing good stuff!


    Resource Exchange FUN


      Bring your favorite training content, creative idea, website, author/book, volunteer management tool, or job aid. Share your resource and collect resources from others!

    Don't have a resource?  Attend anyway. Can't attend? Send your resource to and we'll share it for you.

    Important Notes

    • Is DOVIA blocked? Are you able to receive attachments? If not, please register with your personal email to avoid firewall issues.
    • Participants are encouraged to join by computer with video and not mobile phone as the workshop might involve writings, participation via breakout rooms and annotation function, and the opportunity to interact with others.
    • Test your Zoom account before the session for maximum participation. We recommend using the desktop client. Only use the web client if you cannot access the other options.
    • Please note that we record our Zoom events at times for sharing and posting on our website.
    • Registrants will be emailed a Zoom link the day before the event to the email address used for registration.

      Registration is free to DOVIA Sacramento members and required to access the program.

      Please consider the registration option of making a $25 donation to DOVIA Sacramento.

    Save the Date

    DOVIA Sacramento hosts at least one monthly training opportunity the 2nd Thursday of the month as a "Lunch & Learn" at 11:30am PST or a special event such as our Annual Awards Ceremony each Spring. Save these times and dates on your calendars and look for event invitations in your emails and social media feeds.

    Consider training your peers!  We are "Calling for Trainers" Click this link for our Proposal Instructions

    Save these future 2023 dates:*

    ~September 14 11:30am-1:00pm Pacific " Crafting Impactful Volunteer Surveys"

    ~October 17 "Volunteer Manager's Virtual Conference" (a full-day) 8:30am - 3:30pm Pacific

    ~November 9 11:30am - 1:00pm Pacific  Education Topic TBD

    *AL!VE Academy Monthly Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  If you registered as a Local association member, like DOVIA Sacramento, please be sure you list your local association's acronym (DOVIA Sacramento ) in the registration. One example is under last name: Last Name - DOVIA Sacramento.  The general public is welcome to attend, but will be billed $25 after attending and will receive a copy of the slide deck, recording, and attendance certificate upon request.

    • Important notes: 

      • Registration closes 5:00pm Pacific Time the day prior. 
      • Our Board members are volunteers.  Once we are in the learning workshop, we are participating and not checking registration. So sorry, we won't receive an email or a voicemail.
      • Does your organization block Zoom? Be sure to test for Zoom access days in advance so you don't miss the training. Many people use their personal computers to avoid this firewall issue or schedule with IT services for permission. 
      • We send the Zoom link a day or two before the event and the morning of the event (Pacific Time). Sometimes the access email may go to 'promotions,' 'junk,' or 'spam' folders.




    1/12/23 "Booktalking 2023"

    Recording (76 minutes/Google Link)



    11/10/22 "Practical Tips for Volunteer Retention"

    Recording (46 minutes/Google Link))

    Toolbox--Facilitator Slides

    6/9/2022 "Infusing Joy into Your Program"

    Recording (73 Minutes Chair Message 0:00 Minutes, Content 5:32 Minutes)

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides 

    4/14/2022  "Rewriting the Rules of Engagement"

    Recording 86 minutes

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides (PDF Format)

    2/10/2022  "A Mark of Excellence:  Competencies and Credentialing for Volunteer Engagement Professionals” 

    Recording (76 minutes) Introductions 0:00 minutes, Content 5:00 minutes

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides (PDF Format) 

    1/13/ 2022 "Connection and Connectedness" (Networking with a Volunteer Resource Gift Exchange)

    Recording (71 minutes) Introductions & DOVIA update 0:00 minutes, Resource Exchange 9:30 minutes

    Toolbox-VolunCheerLeader Training Guide

    Toolbox-Resources Shared

    12/9/21 "Problem? Solution! Leveraging Peers to Advance Your Creative Volunteer Action Plan"

    Recording (77 minutes) Introductions & Success Stories 0:00 minutes, Format Instructions & Activity about Typical Volunteer Issues 4:00 minutes, Presentations begin 6:30 minutes 

    Click on each presenter's name below to download the PowerPoint Slide:

    • Lindsey Dammann, Eskaton; Problem: inconsistent volunteer onboarding practices for all the communities @8:25 minutes
    • Almendra Johnson, Get Outdoors Nevada; Problem: getting volunteers to show up @24:40 minutes
    • Kellie Vitaich, City of Davis; Problem: groups and individuals wanting to volunteer for customized activities causing pre-planning that affects other organization departments and consistent overtime for the volunteer coordinator @44:00 minutes
    • Trish Lindvall , SMUD; Problem: employees and leadership requested continued engagement with local non-profits during Covid, requiring a re-build of the existing program @56:40 minutes

    Note-taking Worksheet in Google

    11/18/21 Booktalking! Favorite Books with Tidbits about Today's and Tomorrow's Volunteers 

    Recording (80 minutes Chair remarks 0:00, Content 8:00)

    ToolBox--Booktalking Resource-A List of Publications & Authors to Follow

    8/12/21 Zoom Techniques that Engage: Determine Your Secret Sauce

    Recording (58 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 5:30

    ToolBox--Supplemental Handout

    ToolBox--Facilitator Slides

    6/10/21 Finding Your Hidden Volunteer Opportunities

    Recording (1 hour 25 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 8:28, Q & A AfterParty, 43:00

    Handout-Slides (PDF Format)

    5/13/2021 Building Virtual Volunteer Relationships Today to Do What You Need To Do Tomorrow

    Recording (1 hour, 5 minutes)

    ToolBox-Idea List for Building Virtual Relationships (PDF format)

    4/8/2021 Volunteers and the Law: Myths and Misconceptions

    Recording (1 hour, 4 minutes)

    Handout-Slides (download as Google Slides to see all content)

    Handout-Slides (PDF format)

    ToolBox-Program Planning Strategy

    3/11/2021 Building and Sustaining Strong Volunteer Leadership

    Recording (1 hour, 13 minutes)


    Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-1

    Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-2

    2/11/2021 Strategies for Attracting Today's  Volunteers




    1/14/2021 Lessons Learned in 2020: Re-ignite Your Program in 2021

    (No Recording)

    Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
    P.O. Box 162464
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Phone:     916.542.0835


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