Thank you for your interest in presenting a program to the members of SAVMA. We are seeking proposals for General Membership Meetings (third Thursday of every month at 3:30PM). Meetings are typically held via Zoom. Presentations are 45 minutes with 15 minutes of Q and A.

With 92 registered voting members and an average of 50 individuals participating in online 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 with the subject line: SAVMA General Meeting Presenter

Please complete this brief form here:

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