Annual Conference

Forum for Volunteer Administrators 13th Annual Conference:

Elevate U

November 1, 2018

Education Service Center

6393 Oak Hill Blvd., Independence, Ohio


We’re now accepting proposals for the Forum for Volunteer Administrators (FVA) 13th Annual Conference! We are looking for individuals to facilitate workshops and to serve on panels during the 60-minute and 45-minute breakout sessions at the conference. Showcase your own expertise, grow your network, and learn new skills – all at the FVA Conference!


In return for their participation, conference presenters and their organization will be named in web promotions and press releases. Each presenter will also be promoted with a write-up in the conference program and will receive a complimentary ticket to the conference, including lunch. Those professionals in their field who may require a speaker’s fee will be asked to share their speaker fee via invoice in the RFP submission. (Speakers Fee not applicable to FVA membership)


As part of FVA’s sustainability initiative, we are not printing and providing workbooks and handouts. The conference team will work to inform participants of this fact during registration and leading up to the conference. For the second year, we will separate compostable waste from solid waste at the conference. During the last conference we collected 40 pounds of compost.


Individuals interested in presenting at the FVA Annual Conference should submit their proposal at the link below. Applicants do have the ability to save and return to their proposal through the online system. 


Only proposals received through the online form by May 15, 2018 will be considered.


Submit your proposal


Important Dates
May 15, 2018 – Proposals due
June 15, 2018 – Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their proposal(s)
October 22, 2018 – Audio Visual presentations to be mailed to Jessica Brand (
November 1, 2018 – Annual Volunteer Administration Conference at Education Services Center, Independence, Ohio

If you have any questions, please contact Co-chairs Jessica Brand ( or Sara Curtis (


More About the Conference

The FVA Annual Conference has provided volunteer resource managers and those that work closely with them an opportunity to learn new professional skills, address the issues important to the volunteer administration field, and grow their professional network.


In 2018, the Annual Conference,Elevate U will help volunteer managers move forward. This year’s conference will focus on making YOU stronger by providing workshops on an array of technical and personal skills. These skills are useful for the volunteer manager and their volunteers. Choose from workshops that focus on personal development, development of their volunteers or a combination of both.

Tentative Agenda

8 am                Check-in, Continental Breakfast

8:30am            Welcome

8:45am            Resiliency Session

10:15 am         Break

10:30am          Donor Relations Session

11:30am          Lunch, FVA Annual Update & Presentation of the 2018 Volunteer Administrator of the Year

12:30pm          Break/Room Transition

12:45pm          Breakout Session I

1:45-2 pm        Break

2-2:45 pm        Breakout Session II

2:45-3 pm        Break/Room Transition

3-3:30 pm        Wrap-up Session

3:30-4 pm        Networking Session


The conference will cost $80 for FVA members, $50 for students and retired professionals, and $100 for non-members. One scholarship will be available to attend the conference. More details about the conference, sponsorship, the scholarship, and registration will be posted as they become available.  
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