This year (2006-7), I am president of the local Directors of Volunteer Administration (DOVA), a local professional organization for people and nonprofit agencies involved in volunteerism and volunteer administration in Greater Boston. I have been a DOVA member and sometime officer for more than a decade, and have found the networking and learning opportunities helpful at all stages of my career.
This Thursday, 9/28, 9:30-11:30 AM, at the Emmanuel Gospel Center there will be a great program about â€œSuccessful Recruitment Strategies for Specific Communitiesâ€ with panelists Penn Loh, Executive Director, Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), and Tracy Stanley, Manager of External Relations, Big Brothers of Massachusetts Bay. If recruiting more diverse participants is a goal, donâ€™t miss this program. R.s.v.p. to Debbie Barr, DOVA Program Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday October 17, join us at 3:30 PM at Grendelâ€™s Den for a Happy Hour/Late Lunch networking and discussion about â€œScreening Volunteer Applicants, from CORI to References.â€ Grendelâ€™s is extending their special $3.95 express lunches for DOVA attendees. This is a â€œpay for yourselfâ€ gathering. R.s.v.p. to me by 10/13.
Everyone can join DOVA for $35 per individual per year, and enjoy six professional development and networking programs; job opportunity postings; and membership directory. Non-member can attend meetings for $10 per person.
For membership information, contact Michele Mitsumori, DOVA Membership Vice President, email@example.com.