July Signature Training

Storytelling and Volunteer Engagement 

Thursday, July 13, 2017
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Center for Community Innovation 

 

Once upon a time, a volunteer did a wonderful thing for a great organization. This volunteer's story started all because the same great organization told the story of another amazing volunteer. Storytelling can be a powerful tool for volunteer engagement and retention. Stories can highlight mission impact, help volunteers understand how they can serve, and make current volunteers feel appreciated and valued.

Join Lisa Catto, public relations specialist, and Marion Barnes, professional writer and editor, from Western Oregon University's Strategic Commuications Department to learn how to:

  • quickly build rapport with those you are interviewing to gain their cooperation and participation
  • interview so that you get the information you need to create a strategic, captivating and engaging story
  • efficiently produce stories by following a standard story format 
  • translate a story over multiple print and social media platforms

$30 - MVVMA Members
$30 - 
MVVMA partner organizations (NOVA, NOVVA, CCI, ALIVE)
$40 - Non-MVVMA Members / At-the-door registration

MORE ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Lisa Catto has worked in public relations for 12 years at Western Oregon University. Social media captured her attention as it developed over the past decade and has become her area of expertise, along with content strategy. Higher ed PR fulfills her desire to be doing something different every day, from herding academic cats to finding excuses to take pictures of the beautiful campus as often as possible.

Marion Barnes has been a writer and editor for 20 years but a storyteller for much longer. Her personality traits of being overly dramatic, talkative and known to embellish a story for theatrical effect have been instrumental in her career. After two decades in newspapers and magazines, she worked as a freelance writer before joining the staff at Western Oregon University. These days she wields a red pen, an AP Stylebook and digital voice recorder for the good of the university.

2017 Program & Event Calendar

All programs will be held at the Center for Community Innovation (1255 Broadway St NE #110, Salem, OR 97301) from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

 

JANUARY 12, 2017

Waffles and Wisdom

Rescheduled December 2016 celebration that was cancelled due to inclement weather. 

Waffles and Wisdom is a year-end celebration and appreciation event for current MVVMA members and an opportunity for interested volunteer managers and new MVVMA members to learn more about the association. MVVMA's leadership team will be whipping up delicious waffles so skip breakfast and let us feed you! 

Open to all local Volunteer Managers, free admission.

MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door. 

 

FEBRUARY 9, 2017

Refresh, Reflect and Go Forth

Take a brief walk through the volunteer management cycle to refresh your focus on best practices and reflect on your work in 2016 to identify a course for achievement and improvement in 2017.

MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door. 

 

MARCH 9, 2017

Bulding a Better Booth 

View volunteer fair booths/outreach displays from other MVVMA-member organizations, get feedback about your booth/display and learn tips on how to put your booth's best foot forward. 
MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door.  

 

APRIL 13, 2017

Insider Knowledge: Employee Volunteerism

Employees being paid to volunteer is an increasing trend in for-profit organizations. Hear from a panel of local business leaders whose organizations value and encourage employee volunteerism. Learn what these organizations expect and hope to gain from their group service and how volunteer managers can help provide a successful, mutually-beneficial volunteer experience.

MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door. 

 

JUNE 8, 2017

Cultivating a Servant's Heart in Today's Youth

Get to know your peers. Enjoy a few beers. Discuss the finer points of volunteer recruitment or soak up the sunshine. This casual social can be whatever you want it to be: professional development or an hour to recharge your battery. 

All local volunteer managers are welcome to attend. 10 lucky MVVMA members will get a free pint of their favorite brew or cider. May luck forever be in your favor! Don't forget your name tag.

 

AUGUST 9, 2017

MVVMA Social at Salem Ale Works 

2315 25th St SE, Salem, OR 97302

5:00-6:30 PM

Get to know your peers. Enjoy a few beers. Discuss the finer points of volunteer recruitment or soak up the sunshine. This casual social can be whatever you want it to be: professional development or an hour to recharge your battery. 

All local volunteer managers are welcome to attend. 10 lucky MVVMA members will get a free pint of their favorite brew or cider. May luck forever be in your favor! Don't forget your name tag.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Performance management can be a tricky, especially when it comes to discussing poor performance or firing a volunteer. Learn about your conflict management style, the myths about problem volunteers, how to set clear expectations from day-one, and how to best manage the situation when it’s time for a volunteer to exit your organization.  

MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door. 

 

OCTOBER 12, 2017

Service-to-Go

Participate in Service-To-Go projects from local organizations while brainstorming Service-to-Go opportunities for your organization and learning about how to make a stellar service to go kit.

MVVMA Members $0 | Pay-as-you-go Fee: $10 at the door. 

 

NOVEMBER 2017

International Volunteer Managers Day Celebration
Open to all local Volunteer Managers, free admission.

Stay tuned for details. 

DECEMBER 2017

Waffles and Wisdom
Waffles and Wisdom is a year-end celebration and appreciation event for current MVVMA members and an opportunity for interested volunteer managers and new MVVMA members to learn more about the association. MVVMA's leadership team will be whipping up delicious waffles so skip breakfast and let us feed you! 

Open to all local Volunteer Managers, free admission.

Upcoming NOVAA Events  

 

May 1: Volunteer Management 101

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May 23: Volunteer Motivation and the Enneagram Workshop

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2017 MVVMA Members

Salem Multicultural Institute
Catholic Community Services
City of Salem Community Development
Marion County Volunteer Services
Gilbert House Children's Museum
Family Tree Relief Nursery
Oregon State Library
Corban University Reach Program
Office Of the Long Term Care Ombudsman
Shangri-La
City of Salem Parks
Tokyo International University
Deepwood Museum
Willamette Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity of the Willamette Valley
Samaritan Health Services
Northwest Senior and Disability Services
Oregon Garden
The Salvation Army of Marion and Polk Counties
University of Oregon
Oregon State Parks and Recreation
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Family Building Blocks

Salem's Riverfront Carousel
Center for Hope and Safety
Oregon Judicial Department Citizen Review Board
Trillium Family Services
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Center 50+
Oregon Department of Justice - Consumer Services

 

Important Dates
 

April 23-29, 2017

National Volunteer Week

 

November 5

International Volunteer Managers Day

 
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