DOVIA hosts at least one training opportunity or special event each month. Check out what we have planned through July 2017.

Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 3333 3rd Avenue, Sacramento 95817

    Volunteer involvement has changed over the past 20 years, challenging leaders to adapt to a savvy New Breed of volunteers. Plenty of volunteers are willing to get involved, but they’ll become involved according to their rules--not yours.

    In this hands-on ½ day workshop, Tom will describe seismic shifts that have created a new volunteer culture.

    Some of these seismic shifts include the widespread emergence of technology, the episodic volunteer, twitch speed, and the development of a knowledge-based economy.

    But Tom won’t leave us is a quandary. He will tell us how we can take advantage of these shifts to mobilize the power and passion of a whole New Breed of volunteers.

    Tom offers fresh strategies for volunteer involvement today. You will learn the following marketing, recruiting, motivating, leading and coaching skills.

    Registration: 8:30am
    Program: 9am - 12pm

    Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
    3333 3rd Ave
    Sacramento CA 95817

    Cost: $35/person


    Thomas W. McKee

    Owner, Volunteer Power

    Tom McKee began his speaking career to one of the most difficult audiences—high school assemblies. Since those days he has addressed over 1 million people spanning three continents, Africa, Europe and North America.

    Tom is the owner of Volunteer Power, a leadership development firm specializing in volunteerism. Over the past 40 years he has trained over 100,000 leaders how to manage the chaos of change in an organization. Tom is not only a speaker and leader, but he is the author of several books, including

    • They Don’t’ Play My Music Anymore—How to create your future when the world keeps changing
    • The New Breed—How to recruit, manage and even fire the 21st century volunteer

    In the past few months Tom has delivered keynotes and workshops for the following organizations and conferences:

    • Points of Light Conference
    • AARP leadership conference
    • Dublin, Ireland Leadership Summit
    • #Imagine conference, Cape Town, South Africa
    • IEEE Sections Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Make A Wish Foundation
    • Mississippi Valley Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
    • CASA leadership conference, Dallas, TX

    For more information, please visit his web site:

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Plates, 14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA 95828

    This is a great opportunity to bring that special volunteer(s) to lunch and recognize them for the impact they are making at your organization. Each Volunteer Manager will have the opportunity to introduce their volunteer(s) and share why they are special to your organization. This is a wonderful feel good event! All volunteers leave with a small gift.

    Cost: $25 per person

    Location: Plates Café

    14 Business Park Way, Sacramento, CA 95828

    Time: 11 a.m. (registration), 11:30- 1 p.m. (program)

Past events

11 Apr 2019 Volunteer Management for One Day Events
14 Mar 2019 DOVIA Awards
14 Feb 2019 Career Development: Learn about the Certificate in Volunteer Administration (CVA)
10 Jan 2019 Networking/Resource Exchange
08 Nov 2018 Diversity Training
23 Oct 2018 "Alive" Hybrid Conference
20 Sep 2018 Volunteer Management Basics - Recruitment, Retention, Recognition
15 Aug 2018 Corporate Connections
12 Jul 2018 Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
14 Jun 2018 Strategic Planning for your Volunteer Program
17 May 2018 Quick Connect: Attraction and Engagement of Today's Volunteers
12 Apr 2018 Exploring Current Issues in Volunteer Management
08 Mar 2018 DOVIA Awards
08 Feb 2018 ROVI -- Return On Volunteer Investment
11 Jan 2018 Mixer & Resource Exchange
09 Nov 2017 Putting Joy Back Into Your Volunteer Program
24 Oct 2017 Alive Conference
14 Sep 2017 Survival Skills
10 Aug 2017 Great Presentations
13 Jul 2017 Bring Your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
08 Jun 2017 Risk Management for Volunteer Programs
17 May 2017 Corporate Connections
13 Apr 2017 DiSC Assessment: Finding Your Volunteers' Happy Place
09 Mar 2017 DOVIA Awards
09 Feb 2017 How to Make the Volunteer Team Work
12 Jan 2017 Conflict Resolution for Non-Profits
08 Dec 2016 Staff and the Volunteer Ambassador
10 Nov 2016 Evaluating Volunteers and Staff
13 Oct 2016 Team Building, Team Culture & Emotional Intelligence
13 Sep 2016 Alive/Better Impact Conference
11 Aug 2016 Volunteer Program Tune Up
14 Jul 2016 Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
09 Jun 2016 Volunteer Management Resources Round Table
12 May 2016 Staff Development- Delegation and Empowerment
14 Apr 2016 Recognition on a Budget
10 Mar 2016 DOVIA Awards
11 Feb 2016 The Volunteer Management Professional
14 Jan 2016 Volunteers into Donors
10 Dec 2015 Interviewing Volunteers
12 Nov 2015 Recruiting Smarter Not Harder
08 Oct 2015 Ideas and Leading Trends in the Volunteer World
10 Sep 2015 How to Get and Utilize Faith-based Volunteers
13 Aug 2015 Spotlight Session - Hot Topics
09 Jul 2015 Building Capacity in Your Organization Through Skills Based Pro Bono Service
11 Jun 2015 Volunteer Appreciation Event - Bring your Favorite Volunteer to Lunch
14 May 2015 How to Start an Internship Program
09 Apr 2015 Corporate Connections
12 Mar 2015 DOVIA Awards
12 Feb 2015 Inter Office Challenges: Developing staff and volunteer trust and relationship building
08 Jan 2015 Train the Trainer
18 Dec 2014 Recruitment: Recruiting volunteers (short and long term). How to set up festival tables and recruitment presentations.
13 Nov 2014 Statistics Lie - How to put your data to work! (Program Evaluations)
09 Oct 2014 Corporate Connections - CANCELLED!!!!!
11 Sep 2014 Managing dual responsibilities while working with volunteers. Organizational tips to help you stay on task and on target.
14 Aug 2014 "War Stories" How to deal with difficult Volunteers and Donors
17 Jul 2014 2014 Annual DOVIA Awards Ceremony!
12 Jun 2014 Volunteers in Leadership Roles
08 May 2014 Defining Volunteer Opportunities for Non-traditional volunteers: Disabled/ Court Mandated/AARP
10 Apr 2014 Treat Your Volunteer to Lunch!
13 Mar 2014 Awesome Internships: Work experience/Internships
13 Feb 2014 Unleashing the Passion and Power of a whole new breed of Volunteer with Tom McKee
09 Jan 2014 Episodic Volunteers: One time, youth and groups:
12 Dec 2013 Turning Volunteers into Donors
14 Nov 2013 Different Strokes for Different Folks: Successful Management of Diverse Social Styles:
10 Oct 2013 Best Practices Tool Kit
12 Sep 2013 Branding for Volunteer Programs
08 Aug 2013 Bring a problem, Leave with a solution: Solving your biggest challenges
11 Jul 2013 Treat Your Volunteer to Lunch!
13 Jun 2013 Betty Stallings: Training Busy Staff to Succeed with Volunteers
09 May 2013 Forging Connections - Training and Mixer
11 Apr 2013 Volunteer Community Award Ceremony!
14 Mar 2013 Less is More: Small Ideas with a BIG Impact!
14 Feb 2013 Youth Volunteers: The WHY and HOW
10 Jan 2013 The Corporate Connection: Learn how to partner with local businesses
13 Dec 2012 Bah Humbug! Redirecting Problem Volunteers with Bill Wittich
08 Nov 2012 Strategic Planning for Your Volunteer Program
25 Oct 2012 Safety First! Occupational and Safety Training
13 Sep 2012 Spread the Word through Print Media!
09 Aug 2012 Volunteer Management Resources Round Table!
12 Jul 2012 Treat Your Favorite Volunteer!
14 Jun 2012 Advanced Social Media Workshop
10 May 2012 Meet Your Match with Volunteer Match
12 Apr 2012 Take Your Volunteer Program to the Next Level!
08 Mar 2012 Safe & Sane!
09 Feb 2012 I Heart Volunteers!
12 Jan 2012 The Corporate Connection: Learn how to partner with local businesses
08 Dec 2011 Career Development: Learn about the Certificate in Volunteer Administration
10 Nov 2011 Local Media!
28 Oct 2011 Volunteer Spirit Awards
08 Sep 2011 Savvy Stats for Your Volunteer Program
11 Aug 2011 Writing a Winning Volunteer Spirit Nomination
14 Jul 2011 Celebrating Amazing Volunteers
14 Jun 2011 Legal & Insurance Issues in Volunteer Management
12 May 2011 Social Media Workshop

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