~ May 2007 ~ Topics
National Conference on Managing Volunteers Seeks Presenters
The Association of Volunteer Resource Managers (AVRM) is sponsoring its first annual conference in Dallas, TX, October 3 – 5, 2007. The conference theme is “Building Bridges to Our Future.”
The Conference Planning Team invites interested presenters to submit a workshop proposal relevant to the Conference Theme. The proposal is to include specific learning outcomes, be interactive, innovative and offer activities that are supported by handouts or leaning aids.
You may also submit a proposal to host a round table discussion. Please provide the topic and include a description of the content of the conversation you will be hosting. The Round Robin Roundtables will be offered during a Workshop time slot.
Proposals are to be submitted no later than May 31, 2007. Proposals may be submitted electronically or in hard copy. Proposals are to be sent to Claudia Dalton, Conference Chair at Claudia.email@example.com or AVRM, 3100 Main Street #155 Dallas, Texas 75225.
A full copy of the request for proposals may be found at http://avrm.org/.
Volunteer Resource Management Professional Organization Incorporates
The Leadership Team of the Association of Volunteer Resources Management (AVRM) announced its incorporation on March 5, 2007. This first step establishes the new organization as a legal corporation. The filing for IRS tax exemption as a nonprofit organization will be the next step the new organization takes. The Leadership Team will continue to work as the new organization begins to set up the processes necessary for normal business operations. The primary goals of the new association are to support and serve the professionals who work in volunteer resources management (VRM) through advocacy, educational programming and the provision of resources that meet the needs of the diverse field of VRM.
The Leadership Team and the Taskforce of VRM Roundtable/AVRM is planning a professional conference in Dallas, TX, October 3-5, 2007.
Current resources available to VRMs at their Web site include:
You can visit the AVRM Web site at http://vrm-roundtable.org.
Book Reviewers Needed
Do you like to read? Are you interested in learning more about the field of volunteer administration? Would you like to be published in an international journal? If you answered "yes" to any of the previous questions, The International Journal of Volunteer Administration has a great opportunity for you! If you are interested in reading (or have recently read) and writing a review of one of the books below, please contact Ryan Schmiesing, Associate Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will receive a complimentary copy of the book you are reviewing, submission deadlines, as well as access to previous book reviews to become familiar with format.
Titles currently suggested for review include:
Do you have other ideas for book reviews related to any of the IJOVA themes for the coming year? If so, please contact Ryan Schmiesing, Associate Editor (email@example.com).
IJOVA - The Journal for Volunteer Managers
The International Journal of Volunteer Administration (IJOVA) has produced three issues. All are free and online. This is an applied journal for managers of volunteers. It is a journal where practitioners and academics come together with credible research and practical application to aid the manager of volunteers in understanding his or her job. IJOVA is currently free, through a generous grant from the UPS Community Impact Foundation. Beginning in January 2008 there will be a modest charge for this journal.
You can get on a subscriber list by visiting the IJOVA web site at http://www.ijova.org/. Click on "Let Us Know What You Think" in the menu bar. Fill out the form to place you on the mailing list, so when a new issue is posted, you will be among the first to know. You can also download the past copies of the journal.
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