Events

Check out upcoming networking events and workshops below. Please review our event policies before registering.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, February 11, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ramsey County Library-Roseville, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., Roseville, MN 55113
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    Some bristle at the thought of aligning their volunteer and fundraising teams, but with good planning and realistic expectations, you’re foolish not to. Studies show that supporters are more likely to donate – and donate more – to your organization if they also volunteer. Your bottom line is the same – why not start talking to one another more strategically?

    Planned Parenthood has been working to break down the walls separating “volunteer” and “donor,” integrating its fundraising volunteers with the agency’s full program of service opportunities while establishing a culture of philanthropy among volunteers. 

    In this workshop session, a gift officer and volunteer director will present on how they are developing their program, offer a convincing argument for why volunteer managers and development professionals should work together, present a panel discussion of enthusiastic supporters on how the volunteer/philanthropy connection has worked for them, and work with participants to walk away with an action plan. 

    For the biggest impact, bring a development colleague with you to this important session! Bundle your registrations and save!


    • Monday, February 29, 2016
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Your smart phone, computer, laptop, or tablet
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    Join us to discuss MAVA’s Public Policy Platform, the Service-Learning Bill, our work on a State Volunteers Capacity Building Partnership Bill, and ways you can get involved to promote volunteerism across Minnesota.

    We look forward to hearing from you on the 29th.

    -MAVA Public Policy Committee Members

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    MAVA Connections provides opportunities to share and gather resources for the development of both our professional skills and volunteer programs. 

    • Tuesday, March 01, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, March 02, 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • ICA Food Shelf, 12990 St. Davids Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    March 1, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers

    March 2, 2016

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy.

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469.
    • Tuesday, March 22, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • MN Association for Volunteer Administration, 1800 White Bear Ave N, Maplewood, MN 55108
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    Where is the pathway to “becoming a leader that others want to follow”? It’s all about what you exude and what you create around you. There are four key elements people will be assessing: your personal character, the chemistry you create with others, your competency to do the job, and the culture you develop within the organization. But it all starts with you… What’s it like to be on the other side of you? What do people hear and see when they are around you? What is the impact of your influence?

    March 22 - Becoming a Leader others want to Follow

    • Know Yourself to Lead Yourself: are your tendencies leading to the desired consequences? 
    • The influence Model: The difference between economic transaction and relational partnerships 
    • Self-Preservation: are you stumbling over your shoelaces? 
    • 5 Circles of Influence: accidental or intentional? 
    • Peace Index: getting the right people in the right place for the right purpose 
    • Five Gears: how to be present and productive when there is never enough time
    Workshop is led by Jeff Dorman, Senior Associate, Giant Worldwide. Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers as a Lutheran Pastor. More recently he has been helping people resolve conflict through Dorman Mediation (2010-2015) and currently conducts leadership consulting in the business and non-profit worlds with Giant Worldwide.

    Organizations currently enrolled in the Service Enterprise Initiative who have not completed their 10 hours of consulting may send 7 staff members to this workshop free of charge. 10% discount for all organizational staff if the organization enrolls for the winter or summer 2016 Service Enterprise Initiative.

    Questions? Contact Karmit Bulman at kbulman@mavanetwork.org.

    • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Fergus Falls
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    April 12th, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers
    April 13th, 2016
    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy. 

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation one week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0464.
    • Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, May 04, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • YMCA Active Living Center, 400 River Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    May 3rd, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers

    May 4th, 2016

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy. 

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0464.
    • Monday, May 09, 2016
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Northwest Area Foundation, 60 Plato Blvd. E Unit 400 St. Paul, MN 55107
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    Where is the pathway to “becoming a leader that others want to follow”? It’s all about what you exude and what you create around you. There are four key elements people will be assessing: your personal character, the chemistry you create with others, your competency to do the job, and the culture you develop within the organization. But it all starts with you… What’s it like to be on the other side of you? What do people hear and see when they are around you? What is the impact of your influence?

    May 9 - Casting Vision & Leading Organizational Change: Elements that Successful Leaders Fully Understand About Themselves and Those Around Them.

    • Five Voices: dealing with 5 divergent viewpoints along with their needs, strengths, and faults 
    • Behavior Drivers: factors that make up our leadership behaviors 
    • Communicating Vision: no one voice can sway the whole group
    • Leading Change: a strategy for winning the late adapters 
    • Build the Bridge: providing needed motivation and security to move the group forward 
    • Pass the Baton: identifying the skills that are needed at this time

    Workshop is led by Jeff Dorman, Senior Associate, Giant Worldwide. Jeff has more than 20 years’ experience recruiting, training, and managing volunteers as a Lutheran Pastor. More recently he has been helping people resolve conflict through Dorman Mediation (2010-2015) and currently conducts leadership consulting in the business and non-profit worlds with Giant Worldwide.

    Organizations currently enrolled in the Service Enterprise Initiative who have not completed their 10 hours of consulting may send 7 staff members to this workshop free of charge. 10% discount for all organizational staff if the organization enrolls for the winter or summer 2016 Service Enterprise Initiative.

    Questions? Contact Karmit Bulman at kbulman@mavanetwork.org.

    • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center, 300 South Bruce Street, Marshall, MN 56258
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    May 24, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers
    May 25, 2016
    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy. 

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation one week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0464.
    • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    • 4:30 PM
    • Minnesota Literacy Council, 700 Raymond Ave, Ste 180, St. Paul, MN 55114
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    June 21, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers

    June 22, 2016

    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy.

    Scholarships are available! Must be submitted by May 27 to qualify. 

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation a week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0469.
    • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
    • 8:30 AM
    • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    • 5:00 PM
    • Initiative Foundation, 405 1st Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
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    Original curriculum by Betty Stallings, adapted by MAVA

    Earn your Certificate in Volunteer Leadership by completing an 8-topic training series in two days.

    Demonstrate your expertise and professionalism to employers, peers, and the community.

    If you are new to the field or are looking to rejuvenate your career, please join us!

    August 30th, 2016

    • Capturing Volunteer Motivation and Conducting Effective Interviews
    • Designing Volunteer Positions
    • Managing Risk
    • Recruiting Volunteers
    August 31st, 2016
    • Supervising Volunteers
    • Positioning Your Volunteer Program for Success
    • Singing Your Praises…Measuring Your Impact
    • Recognizing and Retaining Volunteers
    Click here for more information on the Volunteer Leadership Training Series and our Cancellation Policy. 

    Join MAVA today and register at the member rate! MAVA members, please log in to receive the member rate.

    Directions will be provided with registration confirmation one week before the date of the event. Questions? Email the MAVA office or call us at 651-255-0464.