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 2021 flier.

2021 Schedule
FREE and no registration required

For Virtual Conversations, please visit each calendar listing for Zoom link details. Thank you!

Thursday, February 18 / 10 am
We all need ways to unwind! In this free February event, carve out some time for yourself. Log onto zoom with a few prepared materials, and learn the art of sticker journaling during this casual networking event. Recharge, connect and create! Materials needed: Journal or paper large enough to journal on, 1 -2 sheets of stickers or 5-10 pre-cut out images that resonate, a way to adhere selected stickers or photos, pen, markers or colored pencils if desired.


Thursday, April 15 / 10 am
VIRTUAL COFFEE CONVERSATION—Getting Leadership Staff & Board of Director’s Buy-In
What matters to leaders and decision makers at your organization? In this roundtable discussion, weigh in on successes and challenges you experience when garnering the support you need to make lasting change.

Thursday, July 15 / 9 am / @ Panera Bread—6700 Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131
IN-PERSON COFFEE CONVERSATION—Preventing and Addressing Volunteer Burnout
The event is over, the people gone, the venue cleaned, and many working hours complete. Looking ahead, there’s more to come. How do you bridge the gap to ensure volunteers retain the energy that they need to forge ahead? Come give and receive ideas on sustaining volunteer energy.

Thursday, September 23 / 9 am
Learning alert! Calling all lovers of podcasts, TED talks and more. In this coffee conversation, we challenge participants to identify their favorite podcast episodes, YouTube videos, TED talks or articles. Come prepared to share and receive the best quotes, lessons, laughs and more during this cozy fall conversation.

December 16 / 12 pm
Share memories, joys, and cookie recipes to close out the year! The best part of the winter season is sharing memories and camaraderie. In this festive event, dress for holiday cheer and login to toast to the end of another year. On the call, trade funny stories, cookie recipes, and dear memories to close our FVA year.