Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Real Impact for the Real World (NorCal Host)

  • 19 Oct 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual Event


  • Two tickets for the conference and one agency annual membership for two members
  • Free conference registration for current DOVIA members. Please make sure you are logged into your DOVIA Sacramento account to access this free current member rate or to renew your membership.
  • One ticket for the conference plus one individual annual membership
  • Conference registration for non-members who do not wish to purchase a membership

Registration is closed



Tuesday, October 19, 2021

9:00 am - 3:45 pm PST

How do I attend?

This conference will be entirely virtual and a workshop link will be sent out the day before the event.

Who can attend?

All are invited! You do not need to be a DOVIA Sacramento member to attend this conference.  Please feel free to share information about registering for this event with all volunteer engagement and non-profit professionals who may be interested in attending!

DOVIA Sacramento Northern California Host Site (north of the Grapevine)

Registration deadline: October 18, 2021 by 5 pm (PT).

To register, click here.

Questions or comments? Email education@doviasacramento.org

Meet This Year's Presentation Team!

Host and Moderator

Faiza Venzant CVA is the Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and General Manager, Volunteer Development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. With 20 years of leadership experience in volunteer engagement, she continues this work with a goal of centering community amongst the profession, improving equity and access to volunteerism and increasing diversity amongst professional leaders of volunteers. In 2018, Faiza published her first children’s book entitled, My Mamma Wants to Eat Me Up! As a mother of two young boys, she has not actually eaten any of her children up.


Telling the Truth During Volunteer Training

Breauna Dorelus is the Founder and Chief Cause Consultant at Connecting the Cause, a consultancy dedicated to helping volunteers and those that lead them identify and uproot harmful volunteer practices specifically towards Black and brown communities. She is an advocate for voices of color to be heard, recognized and valued in the service and volunteerism sector and believes in keeping the community centered in all aspects of the volunteer process. Breauna’s work is built on the principle that transformational service must help instead of harm. Starting her decade plus stint in the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps member, she has continuously held positions in volunteer engagement, program creation, and spearheading community volunteer initiatives in the areas of humanitarian aid, refugee resettlement, and ministry. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Georgia Southern University, and her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.

Pushing Back on Privilege in Volunteerism

Sue Carter Kahl is the President of Sue Carter Kahl Consulting and has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Her work is infused with lessons learned as a nonprofit executive and staff member, volunteer, and researcher. She is passionate about bridging theory and practice in volunteerism. Her current focus is on identifying overlooked dynamics within service and translating research into practitioner-friendly resources such as workshops or blogs at VolunteerCommons.com. Sue has a PhD in Leadership Studies, a Master’s in Social Work, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She serves as a volunteer coach for nonprofit executives through the Fieldstone Leadership Network and spends her free time hiking, gardening, and reading.

Beyond the Mission: from DEI Intentions to DEI Actions

Sean Kreyling is a career K-12 educator and social impact consultant. Sean speaks four languages, serves on the board of legal justice non-profit, is an accomplished world language educator, and partners with schools in need of world language curriculum and instruction. Sean has designed and implemented trainings on topics including cultural competence, edtech, special education, and culturally responsive pedagogy. His degrees include Organizational Leadership (The Pennsylvania State University) and Educational Leadership, Reggio Emilia Approach (Antioch University). He begins his EdD in Educational & Professional Practice: Multicultural & Antiracist Education this spring.

The Language of Inclusion

Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE is a fundraising leader who has raised millions for some of Canada’s largest charities including Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, McMaster University and now Ryerson University. Tanya has developed highly effective volunteer fundraising and leadership volunteer committees in all her roles in the NFP sector including overseeing 200 leadership volunteers and 10,000 day-of volunteers for the annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Tanya is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion; and power and privilege and how these intersect with philanthropy. She is deeply engaged in transforming the philanthropic sector as a leadership volunteer in the sector, intrepreneur in the organizations where she works and governs, as a writer and speaker in the fundraising sector, and as a mentor. Tanya holds an Honours Bachelor or Arts in Political Science from McMaster, earned a Masters Certificate at NYU and also holds numerous certifications and specialized training. Tanya is naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner both informally and formally: she is a graduate of the 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship, and 2010 DiverseCity Fellowship. Tanya is a new mom, a voracious consumer of podcasts, a dedicated urbanist taking advantage of leading Jane’s Walks’ to learn more about her community, and a baking enthusiast. Pre-COVID she also enjoyed international travel. Tanya gratefully acknowledges the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, whose traditional territory she lives and works with her husband and young son.

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

Phone:     916.542.0835

Email:       info@doviasacramento.org

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