Upcoming events

    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual Event



    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    9:00 am - 3:45 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.  Please feel free to share information about registering for this event with all volunteer engagement and non-profit professionals who may be interested in attending!

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

    Registration deadline: October 18, 2021 by 5 pm (PT).

    To register, click here.

    Questions or comments? 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. In 2018, Faiza published her first children’s book entitled, My Mamma Wants to Eat Me Up! As a mother of two young boys, she has not actually eaten any of her children up.


    Telling the Truth During Volunteer Training

    Breauna Dorelus is the Founder and Chief Cause Consultant at Connecting the Cause, a consultancy dedicated to helping volunteers and those that lead them identify and uproot harmful volunteer practices specifically towards Black and brown communities. She is an advocate for voices of color to be heard, recognized and valued in the service and volunteerism sector and believes in keeping the community centered in all aspects of the volunteer process. Breauna’s work is built on the principle that transformational service must help instead of harm. Starting her decade plus stint in the nonprofit sector as an AmeriCorps member, she has continuously held positions in volunteer engagement, program creation, and spearheading community volunteer initiatives in the areas of humanitarian aid, refugee resettlement, and ministry. She received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Georgia Southern University, and her Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from Georgia State University.

    Pushing Back on Privilege in Volunteerism

    Sue Carter Kahl is the President of Sue Carter Kahl Consulting and has 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Her work is infused with lessons learned as a nonprofit executive and staff member, volunteer, and researcher. She is passionate about bridging theory and practice in volunteerism. Her current focus is on identifying overlooked dynamics within service and translating research into practitioner-friendly resources such as workshops or blogs at VolunteerCommons.com. Sue has a PhD in Leadership Studies, a Master’s in Social Work, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She serves as a volunteer coach for nonprofit executives through the Fieldstone Leadership Network and spends her free time hiking, gardening, and reading.

    Beyond the Mission: from DEI Intentions to DEI Actions

    Sean Kreyling is a career K-12 educator and social impact consultant. Sean speaks four languages, serves on the board of legal justice non-profit, is an accomplished world language educator, and partners with schools in need of world language curriculum and instruction. Sean has designed and implemented trainings on topics including cultural competence, edtech, special education, and culturally responsive pedagogy. His degrees include Organizational Leadership (The Pennsylvania State University) and Educational Leadership, Reggio Emilia Approach (Antioch University). He begins his EdD in Educational & Professional Practice: Multicultural & Antiracist Education this spring.

    The Language of Inclusion

    Tanya Hannah Rumble, CFRE is a fundraising leader who has raised millions for some of Canada’s largest charities including Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, McMaster University and now Ryerson University. Tanya has developed highly effective volunteer fundraising and leadership volunteer committees in all her roles in the NFP sector including overseeing 200 leadership volunteers and 10,000 day-of volunteers for the annual CIBC Run for the Cure. Tanya is passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion; and power and privilege and how these intersect with philanthropy. She is deeply engaged in transforming the philanthropic sector as a leadership volunteer in the sector, intrepreneur in the organizations where she works and governs, as a writer and speaker in the fundraising sector, and as a mentor. Tanya holds an Honours Bachelor or Arts in Political Science from McMaster, earned a Masters Certificate at NYU and also holds numerous certifications and specialized training. Tanya is naturally inquisitive and a lifelong learner both informally and formally: she is a graduate of the 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals Inclusion and Philanthropy Fellowship, and 2010 DiverseCity Fellowship. Tanya is a new mom, a voracious consumer of podcasts, a dedicated urbanist taking advantage of leading Jane’s Walks’ to learn more about her community, and a baking enthusiast. Pre-COVID she also enjoyed international travel. Tanya gratefully acknowledges the traditional territories of the Mississauga and Haudenosaunee nations, whose traditional territory she lives and works with her husband and young son.

Save the Date

DOVIA hosts at least one monthly training opportunity or special event. Save these times and dates on your calendars and look for event invitations in your emails and social media feeds.

Important notes:  We're staying online for a while longer. 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 close the event at 5:00pm Pacific Time the day prior. 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.

Second Thursday each Month

11:30 am - 1:00 pm (PST)

Save these future virtual dates -- October we're joining an international training opportunity an we change November's date which detours from our normal dates & times:

  • October 19, 2021 9:00-3:30 pm 
 AL!VE Conference (free to members, fee-based for guests, registration link above, schedule here)
  • See how experts' faves can impact your practice for the better.
  • November 18, 2021 from 11:30 am  - 12:45 pm

"Booktalking! Favorite Books with Tidbits about Today, and Tomorrows' Volunteers" 

      • See how experts' faves can impact your practice for the better.
      • (November training rescheduled so we don't compete with Veterans Day Holiday)
  • December 9, 2021 Virtual Holiday Networking from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

"Problem? Solution! Leveraging Peers to Advance Your Creative Volunteer Action Plan" (Lightning Round Format)

      • Learn how experienced professionals solved a challenge.

Ideas for educational programs?  Contact programs@doviasacramento.org



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

6/10/21 Finding Your Hidden Volunteer Opportunities

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)

4/8/2021 Volunteers and the Law: Myths and Misconceptions

Recording (1 hour, 4 minutes)

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

Handout-Slides (PDF format)

ToolBox-Program Planning Strategy

3/11/2021 Building and Sustaining Strong Volunteer Leadership

Recording (1 hour, 13 minutes)


Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-1

Tool Box-Program Planning Strategy-2

2/11/2021 Strategies for Attracting Today's  Volunteers




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


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

Phone:     916.542.0835

Email:       info@doviasacramento.org

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