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~ September 2007 ~ Topics

Earn a Certificate in Volunteer Management
Government-Based Volunteer Program Training Opportunity
National Conference for Managers of Volunteers
Practitioners and Academics Gather in Atlanta to Talk Volunteerism
YouthPower Grants

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Earn a Certificate in Volunteer Management

Earn a certificate in volunteer management with Washington State University through its Volunteer Management Institute for managers of volunteers in Spokane, Washington, November 6 - 9, 2007. Designed to accommodate beginning managers, as well as those with more experience, it is an in-depth look at the new forms of volunteering and how to manage the episodic and traditional volunteer. Sign up now for a price break with early bird registration. Co-sponsor for the VMI is DOVIA of the Inland Northwest. For more information visit the Web site: http://www.emmps.wsu.edu/volunteer/.


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Government-Based Volunteer Program Training Opportunity

"Revitalizing Your Government-Based Volunteer Program Using the Multiparadigm Model of Volunteering." This workshop is a practical view of how people approach volunteerism that is different from the past. It provides information to help managers revitalize programs. Lots of ideas on recruiting and supervising $60 includes all handouts, coffee break, and guaranteed fun and learning. Presenter: Nancy Macduff. To register for this session go to Volunteer Today's bookstore page. Conference registration can be done on secure Web site online. Questions contact Nancy Macduff at: mba@bmi.net or 509-529-0244 (PDT).

Supporting Sponsor: National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government


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National Conference for Managers of Volunteers

The Association for Volunteer Resource Managers Conference, "Building Bridges to Our Future" is being held October 3 - 5, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. Workshops cover all aspects of organizing and managing volunteers. There are workshops on building effective board relations, fundraising, managing committees, service learning, board and staff relations, trends in volunteering, and new models of volunteering. And much, much more. No matter your organization, this conference will help you do your job more effectively. To register go to: http://www.avrm.org/.


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Practitioners and Academics Gather in Atlanta to Talk Volunteerism

Each year, The Association for Research on Nonprofits and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) holds an annual conference which brings together researchers, scholars, and practitioners from around the world to present and discuss papers related to issues in nonprofit studies, voluntary action, and philanthropy. This cutting-edge research presented at the conference helps build the body of knowledge about the sector and inform those working in the nonprofit and voluntary sector. The 2007 ARNOVA Conference will be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia, November 15 - 17, 2007. To find out more about the conference visit the Web site at: http://www.arnova.org/. (Volunteer Today recommends this conference to experienced managers of volunteer programs who have an interest in deeper knowledge of such things as volunteer motivation, styles of volunteering, and fund-raising behavior.)


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YouthPower Grants (US applicants only)

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the United State Government and Youth Service America (YSA) are pleased to announce YouthPower grants of up to $1,000 to support youth-led service projects. These grants support youth in foster care (ages 5-18) and youth who have recently transitioned out of foster care (ages 19-25) in planning and implementing service projects in their community.

Youth-serving organizations that have prior experience in working with youth in the foster care system are eligible to apply, provided that they that engage foster youth in planning and implementing a service project. Service projects will take place as part of Global Youth Service Day on April 25-27, 2008. Projects can address themes such as the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a community need. Applications are welcome from organizations in the US. Application materials are available at http://www.YSA.org/awards. Questions? Email: YouthPower@ysa.org.

Deadline: October 1, 2007


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