Thank you for your interest in presenting a program to the members of SAVMA.  Our General Membership Programs are mostly held the third Thursday of the month from 3:30-5:00PM. Meetings are typically held at Habitat for Humanity Tucson 3501 N Mountain Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719. Presentations are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q and A.

With 92 registered voting members and an average of 25 individuals participating in membership meetings, SAVMA is a growing association. Individuals come from a wide range of organizations including; education, health, human services, housing, animal welfare, environment, religious and social benefit organizations. Member experience ranges from new to the field to those having more than 40 years of experience in volunteer management.

The Programs and Events Committee will notify you of their decision and the date for which you will be assigned if approved. Those not being approved for general meetings will be referred for future programming opportunities.

Questions may be directed to the Program and Events Committee Chair at [email protected] with the subject line: SAVMA General Meeting Presenter

Please submit this brief form here:

If more than one presenter include additional speakers in the comments section
This title will be used to promote the program to members, so make it catchy to encourage attendance!
Please provide at least one full paragraph of information about the presentation to appeal to the diverse membership.
Membership includes diversity of industry: animal, environmental, arts and culture, hospice, medical, educational, religious, and human services. In addition, member experience ranges from new to the field with some members having 40+ years of experience. Please consider the learning objectives carefully.
Please include bios for all presenters here. This information will be shortened to introduce you to the membership in addition to sharing longer versions in our blog so edit as you prefer.

SAVMA does not provide honoraria or speaker fees. Handouts delivered electronically to the Membership Committee one week prior to the meeting will be printed by SAVMA; any handouts not delivered by the deadline will be the responsibility of the speaker.

Presenters representing companies that provide services for a fee to nonprofit organizations are permitted to bring promotional information and to be available to participants after the program concludes. Sales statements and promotional material are not permitted during the presentation, but self promotion as a final slide is acceptable.

Thank you for contributing to health of our sector! 

The Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association is a professional association promoting excellence in the field of volunteer program management, providing educational programs, leadership, state-of-the-art information and resources, networking opportunities and support to the volunteer community throughout Southern Arizona.

Possible topics all relating to volunteer services (not all inclusive):

  • Developing policies and procedures
  • Risk management planning
  • Setting benchmarks
  • Developing an evaluation plan
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating a communications plan
  • Cultivating and evaluating stakeholder and partner relationships
  • Developing performance objectives for volunteers
  • Designing recruitment plans
  • Evaluating recruitment strategies
  • Streamlining an onboarding process with Lean Management techniques
  • Coaching for performance improvement
  • Maintaining records
  • Evaluating training
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Advocating for volunteers
  • Corporate Engagement Trends
  • Supporting Fundraising Efforts
  • Time Management
  • Nonprofit Ethics

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