Programs, Events, Activities, and More

Monthly programs and events occur the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5PM at Habitat for Humanity (3501 N. Mountain). Registration is strongly recommended.

Interested in presenting to SAVMA? Complete our Program Proposal Form.

2024 Programs and Events (Plan Ahead)

  • January 18, 2024: SAVMA Awards Volunteer Recognition Event
  • February 15, 2024:
  • March 21, 2024:
  • April 18, 2024: SAVMA Volunteer Fair at the Zoo
  • May 16, 2024:
  • June 12-14, 2024: Points of Light Conference: Houston, TX
  • June 20, 2024: Social Mixer and Networking Event
  • July: No Meeting- Nominate for the SAVMA Awards
  • August: Program
  • September:
  • October: Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference
  • November 5, 2024: International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day
  • December: Social Mixer and Annual Meeting

2023 Programs and Events

  • February 16, 2023: Jordanya Reeves, Using ALIVE’s Code of Standards to Make Your Case(s)
  • March 16, 2023: Victoria Hannley, Crafting Kind Kids through Youth Volunteerism
  • April 20, 2023: SAVMA Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition Fair at the Reid Park Zoo
  • May 18, 2023: How to Get, Keep and Inspire Volunteers!
  • June 15, 2023: Social Mixer @ Scordatos 4-6PM
  • July- No Meeting
  • August 17, 2023: Tandala Kidd, ICS: Effective Communications
  • September 21, 2023: Emily Litchfield, Director of AmeriCorps and Volunteerism for the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family: What are Arizona’s Priorities for Volunteerism?
  • October 17, 2023: Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference
  • November 5, 2023: International Volunteer Manager Appreciation Day
  • November 16, 2023:
  • December 7, 2023: Social Mixer and Annual Meeting

2022 Programs and Events

  • January 20, 2022: Debbie Stephens, 10 Steps to an Impactful Volunteer Program
  • February 17, 2022: Jody Schaffer, Make Corporations Love your Organization
  • March 17, 2022: Meredith Bode and Liana Sharp, United Way’s Volunteer Center: What’s new and how we can help you fulfill your volunteer needs
  • April 21, 2022: SAVMA Volunteer Recruitment & Recognition Fair at the Reid Park Zoo
  • May 19, 2022: Stephanie Balzer, Corporation: “Tell me about yourself” Me: “Um…”
  • June 16, 2022: Jack Boepple,  Designing Volunteer Engagement Surveys
  • July 21, 2022: SAVMA Mixer & Networking Event
  • August 2, 2022: Volunteer Recognition Brainstorm
  • August 18, 2022: Tandela Kidd, Let’s Talk Effective Communications
  • September 15, 2022: SAVMA Membership Benefits Overview, Networking and Resource Sharing
  • October 18, 2022: Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference: Impact Evaluation: Data that Matters & Creating the Right Story
  • December 9, 2022: Social Mixer and Annual Meeting

2021 Programs and Events:

  • January 21, 2021: Risk is not a four-letter word: A conversation with Erin Spink and Faiza Venzant
  • February 18, 2021: Roundtable Discussion on Volunteer Recognition and Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • March 15-18, 2021: 2021 Arizona Summit on Volunteerism & Civic Engagement
  • April 15, 2021: Jayson Matthews, Valley of the Sun United Way Phoenix, Engaging and Developing Volunteers during COVID
  • May 20, 2021: Laura Cortelyou, Marana Economic Development, Change Management, an Introduction
  • June 17, 2021: Erin Spink of SpinkTank.ca, Metrics that Matter
  • July 15, 2021: SAVMA Mixer at Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta
  • August 19, 2021: Time and Project Management: The Surprising Secrets to Nonprofit Success
  • September 16, 2021: SAVMA Volunteer Fair and Recognition Event at Reid Park Zoo
  • October 19, 2021: Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference with AL!VE, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Real Impact for the Real World
  • November 18, 2021: Crystal Petry, Director of Golden Triangle Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Do you select the person of color or do you select the best applicant?
  • December 2021: Annual Meeting and Social Mixer, held at Brother John’s BBQ

2020 Programs and Events:

  • January 16, 2020: SAVMA Awards and Keynote Workshop
  • February 20, 2020: Cancelled due to speaker emergency
  • March 19, 2020: Cancelled due to COVID
  • April 19-25, 2020 Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Week Southern Arizona
  • May 21, 2020: Chris Elsner, Globally Good, Identify ways to work more effectively with volunteers
  • June 18, 2020: Ken Briggs, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Golden Opportunities
  • July 16, 2020: SAVMA Virtual Mixer
  • August 18, 2020: Ashley La Russa, founder of Roux Events LLC and co-founder of BlaxFriday app, The BlaxFriday Project
  • September 3, 2020: Members-Only Event with Gretchen Jordan, CVA, Be Your Own Advocate
  • September 17, 2020: Nicole Smith, Nicole R. Smith Consulting, Resilience – A Vital Tool for Leaders of Volunteers
  • October 20, 2020: ALIVE Streaming Conference: Managing Risk: Balancing Aversion and Innovation
  • November 19, 2020: Sarah Sladek: The Future of Volunteering: What Organizations Need To Do Now
  • December 10, 2020: Annual Meeting and Social Mixer

2019 Programs and Events:

  • January 17, 2019: Southern Arizona Volunteer Recognition Event (registration required)
  • February 2019: Tori Carlson: What a CVA Can do for You?
  • March 21, 2019: Diane Diamond, A Speed Brainstorming Session on Recognition
  • April 7-13, 2019: Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • April 11, 2019: Volunteer SoAZ Fair and Appreciation at the Zoo (No April Meeting)
  • May 16, 2019: Meredith Bode, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona a Days of Caring Overview
  • June 20, 2019:A SAVMA Special- [Volunteer Pro Webinar Recording-] Messaging to Upper Management: How to Launch a Campaign of Influence (Debrief by Alexei Marquez)
  • August 15, 2019: Havala Schumacher, Census 2020: Building Capacity Through Good Data: Why The Census Matters To Your Organization
  • September 19, 2019: Jennifer M. Tersigni, Your (Often Hidden) Role in the Revenue Pie: Volunteer Cultivation and Stewardship for
    Fundraising Success
  • October 22nd, 2019: ALIVE Hybrid Conference: The Future is Now – Tech Trends Transforming 2020 and Beyond
  • November 7, 2019: 2019 Arizona Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
  • November 21, 2019: Molly McCormick, Work That Conversation!
  • December 5, 2019: Annual Meeting and Social (4-6PM at the home of Robert and Linda Lohse)

2018 Programs and Events:

  • 1/18/2018: Elaine Walsh: Tapping into the power of an effective volunteer communications plan
  • 2/15/2018: Ken Briggs: The Power of the Service Enterprise Model
  • 3/15/2018: Linda Llewellyn, Founder of Celebrate Volunteers: RECOGNIZE your volunteers
  • April 15-21, 2018: Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • 5/17/2018: Alexei Marquez: Working with Wildcats and What to Expect
  • 6/21/2018: Sven Olson: Self Care for Mortals
  • 7/19/2018: Happy Hour and socializing, Reforma Cocina y Cantina
  • 8/16/2018: Rachel Cheeseman: Meet your local Volunteer Match!
  • 9/20/2018: Tim Medcoff: #MeToo Movement and Lessons Learned
  • 10/23/2018: ALIVE Hybrid Conference
  • 10/18/2018: No Meeting
  • 10/19 and 20th: Days of Caring
  • 11/5/2018: International Volunteer Managers Day
  • 11/15/2018: Jessica Dennes: Best Practices in Training
  • 12/6-12/7, 2018: Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family: Arizona Summit on Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
  • 12/13/2018: Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

2017 Programs and Events:

  • 2/16/2017: Jennifer Tersigni: Grantwriting Basics for Your Volunteer Needs
  • 3/16/2017: Recognition brainstorming session
  • 4/20/2017: Ann Eve Dingell: Storytelling for Impact
  • 5/18/2017: Heather Hiscox: How to drive impact and innovation in your organization using empathy, experimentation, and evidence
  • 6/15/2017: Tori Carlson and Jennifer Lohse: Setting goals and metrics
  • 7/20/2017: Happy Hour and socializing, Reforma Cocina y Cantina
  • 8/17/2017: Kevin Marshall: Budgeting for Dummies: Everything You Wanted to Know About Budgeting, But Were Afraid to Ask
  • 9/21/2017: Bob Schaff: Remarkability…the key to personal and business success
  • 10/19/2017: Elaine Walsh: Tapping into the power of an effective volunteer communications plan
  • 10/24/2017: ALIVE and Better Impact Conference Streamed to Tucson
  • 11/16/2017: Jennifer Lohse: Understanding and Supporting Your Board of Directors as a Volunteer Manager
  • 12/7/2017: Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

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