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  • SAVMA loves a good survey!

Career Pathways for Volunteer Engagement Professionals Survey

Career Pathways for Volunteer Engagement Professionals Survey There is a lack of data on career pathways for volunteer engagement professionals, causing many professionals to leave the field in search of other advancement opportunities. Our Association partner, AL!VE, has a goal to create a Career Pathways Report that will demonstrate the various job levels within our

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AL!VE Conference- SAVMA Saves the Date

AL!VE Conference- SAVMA Saves the Date October 17th AL!VE announces its conference theme "Leveraging Technology in a Human World: Inclusively, Responsibly, and Creatively." The generation of volunteers in the not too distant future will be very different compared to volunteers of the past.  How can we prepare our policies, programs and recruitment in an inclusive,

Service Enterprise Initiative Recommended

Service Enterprise Initiative recommended by SAVMA to all members. SEI certification is a way to increase the impact of volunteerism in our community. ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation is offering this certificate of distinction and its nationally recognized designation of excellence in organizational volunteer integration. Together with AL!VE and Points of Light organizations will

SAVMA Volunteer Fair April 20th- Registration Now Open

The SAVMA Volunteer Fair will take place at Reid Park Zoo on April 20th from 3:30PM (loading time)-7PM! Registration is required for organizations planning on hosting a table (register now). Community members are invited to attend from 4:30PM-7PM and celebrate their volunteerism during this Volunteer Appreciate Week event! Attendees need not register, but to get

SAVMA Skills Survey- Now Open

The Volunteer Administrator Skills Assessment is now open to all Volunteer Management professionals in our area. It will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete this survey and we could use your help. If you already completed the survey, thank you for your commitment to improving the profession. This assessment is for Volunteer Administrators or

2023 Proposed Leadership

At the February 16, 2023 meeting the following slate of officers and directors will be proposed to the general membership. At the annual meeting in 2023 the vote for officers was postponed for additional recruitment efforts. Nominations may be made from the floor at that time, or by submitting interest to SAVMA email. A simple

Join Us for The Annual AL!VE Conference October 18th 9:30am-5:00pm

  This years focus on equipping leaders of volunteers with skills to determine what data is useful and how to tell impactful stories using different tools and technologies. Not only is this great information for those that work with volunteers but this can be applied across organizations. SAVMA members receive a discounted rate and all

What’s the Deal with Volunteer Engagement Surveys?

Volunteer engagement surveys are conducted to solicit key information from volunteers on a variety of topics, including values, engagement, diversity and inclusion, leadership and management, colleagues, communication, work environment and culture. What’s the purpose of volunteer engagement surveys? Volunteer engagement surveys allow organizations to use input from volunteers to review and improve their programs. Insights

  • Stamp out hunger, Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Stamp Out Hunger

Stamp Out Hunger on Saturday, May 14th On Saturday, May 14th, Tucson will be participating in the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp-Out-Hunger food drive. These NALC food drives take place all over the United States and are the country’s largest single-day food drive. Want to support? The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona is

  • Volunteer Appreciation.

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

How To: Appreciate Your Volunteers It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week, and in honor of the occasion, we have some tips for showing your volunteers they matter -- this week, and always.  While showing appreciation for your volunteers is a nice thing to do, it also benefits both the recipients and your organization as a whole.