Join us for these informal networking events, free for FVA members and non-members. New to FVA? This is a great opportunity to come learn what we are all about! Download our 2019 flier.

2019 Schedule
Time: Coffee Conversations begin at 8:30am and last about an hour
Cost: FREE and no registration required.
Location: Panera Bread, 6700 Rockside Road, Independence OH 44131


February 21
Setting Expectations for Volunteers with Succession Planning - Set your volunteers up for success by gaining tips on how to prepare them for upcoming changes from procedural adjustments in your volunteer program to a possible change in organizational leadership or structure.
April 18
Redirecting and Disciplining Volunteers - We all have times where we need to have difficult conversations with our volunteers.  Chat with your fellow volunteer administrators about how they address issues in a positive way and what disciplinary steps they have in place when the situation escalates to a more serious level.
June 20
Creating Boundaries with Volunteers - Are you bombarded with people coming to you unnecessarily, or sharing information that is either inappropriate or unhelpful?  Share ways that you set professional boundaries with your volunteers and listen to solutions that others have found.
August 15
Advancing Volunteers as Leaders - Learn ways other organizations use volunteers in leadership positions, and how to implement similar programs by encouraging volunteers to take more responsibility within your organization.
October 17
Selling Your Volunteer Program - Talk with others about what stories sell your volunteer program and develop your “elevator speech” to describe and create excitement for your program when speaking to potential volunteers, other departments within your organization, or in marketing.