Upcoming Meetings & Workshops

    • 25 Apr 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Great Rivers Greenway 3745 Foundry Way. St. Louis, MO 63110 63

    Small Wins, Big Impact: Managing Partnerships in Volunteer Engagement

    Presented by Jovany Otero and Meagan Beattie, CVA

    As volunteer professionals, we play a pivotal role in fostering collaboration and building meaningful connections with volunteers and organizations alike. Managing partnerships is a crucial aspect of effective volunteer engagement and something that should be considered as part of your overall volunteer plan. Building and maintaining fruitful relationships with partner organizations can amplify the impact of volunteer efforts, enhance community outreach, and foster a sense of shared purpose. In this presentation, we’ll explore how partnerships can enhance our personal and professional growth while creating a positive impact for our volunteers and organization. Let’s embrace collaboration, celebrate diversity, and unlock our full potential as leaders of volunteers.

    About the Speakers

    Jovany Otero is the Volunteer Coordinator for Great Rivers Greenway. With a background in non-profit and social services, Jovany draws from his experience in programming, recruitment, and outreach to apply to his work with volunteers. When not coordinating the volunteer experience at GRG, Jovany enjoys being outdoors and exploring new places to eat with his family.

    Meagan Beattie, CVA is the Senior Manager of Operations and Volunteer Engagement for Gateway Arch Park Foundation. She serves as the President of Metropolitan Volunteer Managers Association, Young Friends Board member for earthday365, and serves on the Programs and Advocacy Committee for the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement. In her free time, Meagan enjoys cooking, reading, supporting live music, and spending time with her family. 

Past Events

18 Apr 2024 MVMA Info and Coffee Session
3 Apr 2024 MVMA Virtual Info Session
28 Mar 2024 March Happy Hour
22 Feb 2024 Morning Mingle
16 Feb 2024 CVA Information Session
31 Jan 2024 Coffee Hour with MVMA
29 Nov 2023 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards + Volunteer Service Project
26 Oct 2023 Mental Wellness "Self-Care for Leaders"
30 Aug 2023 Managing Successful Volunteer Committees
27 Jun 2023 Supporting Volunteers Through Challenging Circumstances
27 Apr 2023 Managing the New Breed of Volunteers
29 Mar 2023 MVMA Meet & Greet
23 Feb 2023 MVMA Meet & Greet
15 Nov 2022 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
2 Nov 2022 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
18 Oct 2022 Lead With Your Heart Without Losing Your Head
20 Sep 2022 Building the Ready-for-Anything Nonprofit Brand
16 Aug 2022 Trauma Informed Practice for Non-Profit Workers
7 Jul 2022 Grant Writing Basics to Supplement Your Volunteer Program
21 Jun 2022 Disability Inclusive Volunteer Management
31 May 2022 Network with Impact – Connect and Persuade Others to Your Cause
26 Apr 2022 Exploring Our Multiple Identities: Who are you, how do you show up and what power dynamics exist?
30 Mar 2022 Social Media Marketing for Non-Profits
1 Feb 2022 Welcome to MVMA and Success Networking Teams!
12 Nov 2021 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
4 Nov 2021 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
28 Oct 2021 From Bureaucracy to Community: Reclaiming our Community Roots in Volunteer Engagement
30 Sep 2021 Change Management for Volunteers
26 Aug 2021 Virtual Happy Hour
25 Jun 2021 No One "Right Way": Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
21 May 2021 Crafting Inclusive Volunteer Recruitment Messages
16 Apr 2021 Affordable Ways to Communicate With and Engage Your Volunteers
18 Mar 2021 Virtual Volunteer Appreciation for 2021
18 Feb 2021 8 Strategies for Creating a More Inclusive Volunteer Program
14 Jan 2021 Virtual Morning Mingle
12 Nov 2020 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards
9 Nov 2020 Volunteer Director of the Year Award Selection Committee
15 Oct 2020 Building Volunteer Programs for Diverse Communities
21 Aug 2020 Embracing Change in Our New Normal - Part 2
16 Jul 2020 Virtual Coffee Talk
18 Jun 2020 Embracing Change in Our New Normal
21 May 2020 Virtual Coffee Talk
17 Apr 2020 Virtual Volunteering: Engaging Volunteers in the Current Time of Social Distancing
27 Mar 2020 CANCELLED - Cutting Edge Methods to Recruit, Communicate With and Inspire Volunteers - UMSL Workshop
28 Feb 2020 Back to Basics – Maximizing Your Volunteer Program Through Best Practices
31 Jan 2020 Morning Mingle
15 Nov 2019 MVMA Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
24 Oct 2019 Creating Meaningful Volunteer Experiences Across Generations
27 Sep 2019 Hot Topics in Volunteer Management - UMSL Workshop
20 Aug 2019 Virtual/Remote Volunteering
25 Jul 2019 Networking Best Practices - Happy Hour Event
28 Jun 2019 Developing Volunteer Potential - UMSL Workshop
17 May 2019 Growing a Young Friends Program / Junior Board
16 Apr 2019 Preventing Burnout for Volunteers (and Coordinators!)
29 Mar 2019 Managing Meaningful Group Volunteer Experiences - UMSL Workshop
21 Feb 2019 Building a Volunteer Base in a New Community
18 Jan 2019 Morning Mingle
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