How much does it cost to be a MVMA member?
Annual MVMA memberships cost just $60 for individuals, $120 for up to three members of your agency/organization, or $30 for students. For more information about MVMA membership or to complete a membership application, please visit the Membership page of our website.
What happens at monthly meetings?
Monthly meetings primarily consist of networking, education, and complimentary breakfast/lunch. Meetings offer members the opportunity to meet and talk with other individuals from the field of volunteer management. Each meeting also consists of an educational session with a speaker, small group session, or panel where members have the opportunity to learn more about a specific topic in the field of volunteer management. Past topics have included how to reward volunteers, how to plan special events, how to budget for a volunteer program, dealing with difficult volunteers, and risk management. Meeting locations vary so that members have the opportunity to see different event and meeting spaces in the St. Louis metropolitan area and to make travel more convenient.
How are members of the Board of Directors selected?
Board members serve two-year terms. Prospective candidates submit a headshot and bio, and must be an active member of MVMA in order to hold office. Voting takes place each fall for a portion of the board positions in order to ensure that only half of the board is newly elected each year. Only active members may vote.
Why is it so important to RSVP?
In order to have the appropriate amount food, seats and handouts, we need to have a count of who will be attending. We appreciate you taking the time to RSVP!
Can I pay by credit card?
YES! You can now pay for memberships and meeting fees with a credit card during the registration process. On the day of the meeting, MVMA accepts cash or checks only. We are always happy to provide you with a receipt.