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Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 10 am - 12 noon CST

Where Do We Go From Here?

We are living in a new normal and volunteerism is no different. Everything about the way we do our work has changed. As we chart a new path forward, Volunteer Administrators are now forced to figure out two main questions: How do we engage our volunteers in ways that we have never done before and How do we, as professionals, change and adapt to our new way of work. These are big questions. And we hope to provide some guidance during this conference.

So, Where Do We Go From Here? Join us and find out!

Conference details:
Date: August 20, 2020
Time: 10 am - 12 noon CST
Conference video link: Will be sent the week of the conference
Speakers: Jay Vincent, CEO and Founder - Outreach Experts & Steve Thomas, Coach and Speaker



Wednesday July 22, 2020
9 A.M.

Speaker:  Troy Sandidge,
Social Media Jedi | Global Speaker | Storyteller

Life is difficult. Our lives are constantly "under construction" and so are our jobs, goals, and dreams.
What happens when life throws you a curve ball you didn't expect?  Learning new management systems...Lack of volunteers to work on an upcoming project...Job situation has changed--or you find yourself without a job at all.  Perhaps the event you'd worked on didn't produce the participation or revenue that you'd anticipated.  Or maybe your program has experienced a budget cut. 

  What do you do when it feels like all is lost and you want to give up? This session tackles the reality and fear of defeat and promises to be of value to us on many levels! .
- How to deal with life-altering situations (Personal and job related)
- Strategies on how to dig-deep and make something happen despite obstacles
- Q and A on personal techniques that helped me get back on my feet after a major setback

Our speaker:

Troy Sandidge, is an electrical engineer turned digital marketer has worked and partnered with Fortune 500 companies, small to international businesses, nonprofits, and more to help grow their brand identity and profitability through social media with an emphasis on storytelling.  He has spoken at a plethora of events in diverse venues such as Chamber of Commerce all over Illinois and Indiana, Churches, Small Businesses, International Companies, Social Media Conferences, etc.

JUNE 2020 MEETING: DAVA Pathfinders:  Advancing Volunteer Management through Scholarship, Collaboration, and Support

 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2020, 9-11a

GUEST SPEAKER Mark W. Doyle, Program Director,  and Assistant Professor

National-Louis University, MS in Human Services Management/Leadership Program

School of Health and Human Services, College of Professional Studies and Advancement (CPSA)

Part I - Welcome our special guest speaker, Mark Doyle, Program Director and Assistant Professor, MS on Human Services Management/Leadership Program at National Louis University.  Mark is well-known and well-experienced in the nonprofit community and will share with details of an exciting new degree program underway--with a multitude of benefits for those in our field—he will also touch upon how the University stands ready to help DAVA move forward with plans.    

Part II – Scholarship Discussion.  Be on hand for DAVA’s announcement of plans to establish a scholarship and roll out it out in 2021 for DAVA members seeking to pursue advanced learning in human services, volunteerism, leadership, and nonprofit management.  Many churches and organizations offer scholarships for members, usually to help them to begin their college education.  We are creating this create this scholarship not only to help those who are starting college, but for experienced members who may wish to advance their education and careers.  While this is a noble goal, it is something that will take a bit of time and planning. Learn more about our preliminary plans and how members can get involved.


10.15a – QUICK BREAK



Zoom Meeting Basics and

How to Avoid Virtual Meeting Bundlers


Navigating Change and Managing Stress During

the Age of Covid-19

The May Meeting is going to be a virtual double header!!!  We will have two speakers with topics offering tips, inspiration we can use!  We want to hear from you and how you’re doing during this crisis and invite you to share your experience so far as we enter the new world during Covid 19. 

So grab a cup of coffee and plan to pop in on Zoom!  Virtual meeting schedule and zoom information are below:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. ​

When: May 27, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) ​

​To Register for this DAVA Meeting please CLICK HERE β€‹

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

About DAVA

Founded in 1974, DAVA, the DuPage Association of Volunteer Administration is dedicated to promoting excellence in volunteer programs by encouraging and enhancing professional development of volunteer administrators through education, networking and mutual support.

We welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming meetings.  If you are not a member,  you can still attend our monthly meetings for only a small fee.  Visit our membership page for details on getting involved!

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