Upcoming events

    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Event

    "Data That Matters & Creating The Right Story"



    ~virtual attendance hosted by DOVIA Sacramento

    Tuesday, October 18, 2022

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm PST

    How do I attend?

    This conference will be entirely virtual and a workshop link will be sent out the day before the event.

    Who can attend?

    All are invited! You do not need to be a DOVIA Sacramento member to attend this conference (however we do have discounted pricing for new or past due members).  Please  share information about registering for this event with all volunteer engagement and non-profit professionals!

    DOVIA Sacramento Northern California Host Site (north of the Grapevine)

    Registration deadline: October 17, 2022 by Noon (PST)

    You will receive a confirmation email right after registration.  If not, check your spam folder or contact education@doviasacramento.org. Your Zoom join link will come closer to the event.

    *Please note the cost is for one person's participation in the event. If you have a group of 5 or more using one join link, email education@doviasacramento.org

    Meet This Year's Presentation Team!

    Host and Moderator

    Faiza Venzant, CVA is the Executive Director of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and General Manager, Volunteer Development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto. With 20 years of leadership experience in volunteer engagement, she continues this work with a goal of centering community amongst the profession, improving equity and access to volunteerism and increasing diversity amongst professional leaders of volunteers. I


    • Veronica Deally - Why Volunteers Deserve Their Own Annual Report
    • Adam Shilling – What’s In It For Them? Persuading Leaders and Decisions Makers
    • Erin Spink Positioning Yourself as the Expert and Communicating with Impact and Confidence  (new speaker) 
    • Tony Goodrow – The Relative Impact Model for Measuring the ROI of Volunteer Engagement


    Our current streaming event will consist of four 20 minute presentations, local discussion with DOVIA Sacramento attendees, followed by a moderated discussion with the other AL!VE presenters (think Ted talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience.

    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

Save the Date

DOVIA Sacramento hosts at least one monthly training opportunity the 2nd Thursday of the month as a "Lunch & Learn" at 11:30am PST or a special event such as our Annual Awards Ceremony each Spring. Save these times and dates on your calendars and look for event invitations in your emails and social media feeds.

Consider training your peers!  We are 'Calling for Trainers" Click this link for our Proposal Instructions

Save these future 2022 dates:

    October 18: AL!VE Full Day Conference - Fee-based, Save the Date! (Register here)

    ~November 10 "Practical Tips to Improve Volunteer Retention" @ 11:30 AM PT via Zoom (Registration Coming)

    ~December 8 "Let's Get Social" @ 5 PM PT (Sacramento location and registration TBD)

    *AL!VE Academy Monthly Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  If you registered as a Local association member, like DOVIA Sacramento, please be sure you list your local association's acronym (DOVIA Sacramento ) in the registration. One example is under last name: Last Name - DOVIA Sacramento.  The general public is welcome to attend, but will be billed $25 after attending and will receive a copy of the slide deck, recording, and attendance certificate upon request.

    • Important notes: 

      • We close the event at 5:00pm Pacific Time the day prior. 
      • Does your organization block Zoom? Be sure to test for Zoom access days in advance so you don't miss the training. Many people use their personal computers to avoid this firewall issue or schedule with IT services for permission. 
      • We send the Zoom link the day before the event and the morning of the event. Sometimes the access email may go to 'promotions,' 'junk,' or 'spam' folders.



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    Recording (73 Minutes Chair Message 0:00 Minutes, Content 5:32 Minutes)

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides 

    4/14/2022  "Rewriting the Rules of Engagement"

    Recording 86 minutes

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides (PDF Format)

    2/10/2022  "A Mark of Excellence:  Competencies and Credentialing for Volunteer Engagement Professionals” 

    Recording (76 minutes) Introductions 0:00 minutes, Content 5:00 minutes

    Toolbox-Facilitator Slides (PDF Format) 

    1/13/ 2022 "Connection and Connectedness" (Networking with a Volunteer Resource Gift Exchange)

    Recording (71 minutes) Introductions & DOVIA update 0:00 minutes, Resource Exchange 9:30 minutes

    Toolbox-VolunCheerLeader Training Guide

    Toolbox-Resources Shared

    12/9/21 "Problem? Solution! Leveraging Peers to Advance Your Creative Volunteer Action Plan"

    Recording (77 minutes) Introductions & Success Stories 0:00 minutes, Format Instructions & Activity about Typical Volunteer Issues 4:00 minutes, Presentations begin 6:30 minutes 

    Click on each presenter's name below to download the PowerPoint Slide:

    • Lindsey Dammann, Eskaton; Problem: inconsistent volunteer onboarding practices for all the communities @8:25 minutes
    • Almendra Johnson, Get Outdoors Nevada; Problem: getting volunteers to show up @24:40 minutes
    • Kellie Vitaich, City of Davis; Problem: groups and individuals wanting to volunteer for customized activities causing pre-planning that affects other organization departments and consistent overtime for the volunteer coordinator @44:00 minutes
    • Trish Lindvall , SMUD; Problem: employees and leadership requested continued engagement with local non-profits during Covid, requiring a re-build of the existing program @56:40 minutes

    Note-taking Worksheet in Google

    ToolBox-coming soon

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    Recording (80 minutes Chair remarks 0:00, Content 8:00)

    ToolBox--Booktalking Resource-A List of Publications & Authors to Follow

    8/12/21 Zoom Techniques that Engage: Determine Your Secret Sauce

    Recording (58 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 5:30

    ToolBox--Supplemental Handout

    ToolBox--Facilitator Slides

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    Recording (1 hour 25 minutes) Chair remarks 0:00, Content Leader 8:28, Q & A AfterParty, 43:00

    Handout-Slides (PDF Format)

    5/13/2021 Building Virtual Volunteer Relationships Today to Do What You Need To Do Tomorrow

    Recording (1 hour, 5 minutes)

    ToolBox-Idea List for Building Virtual Relationships (PDF format)

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    Recording (1 hour, 4 minutes)

    Handout-Slides (download as Google Slides to see all content)

    Handout-Slides (PDF format)

    ToolBox-Program Planning Strategy

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    Recording (1 hour, 13 minutes)


    Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-1

    Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-2

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    1/14/2021 Lessons Learned in 2020: Re-ignite Your Program in 2021

    (No Recording)

    Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
    P.O. Box 162464
    Sacramento, CA 95816

    Phone:     916.542.0835

    Email:       info@doviasacramento.org

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