About the Conference:
The Texas Volunteer Management Conference is the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals in Texas and neighboring states. Throughout its 26-year history, the conference has provided an opportunity to learn from top level speakers, trainers and leaders who are outstanding in their fields. The conference is hosted by the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV), the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of Tarrant County, Volunteer McKinney and VolunteerNow.
Who Should Attend?
Professional volunteer administrators who work for nonprofit organizations or publicly funded agencies such as the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, municipalities, parks and recreation centers, museums and schools. The conference also welcomes anyone in the private sector responsible for working with volunteers including program managers, executive directors, development and communications team members as well as staff in community relations and corporate social responsibility.
Highlights from our 2017 Conference
This year was historic – we celebrated 25 years of bringing you exceptional and affordable education and training in the field of volunteer management. The Conference included:
Special Pre-Conference Sessions on Thursday, May 18: We partnered with the TCU Nonprofit Communicators Conference for an afternoon of leadership development followed by a Networking Reception
Inspiring Keynote Speakers:
- Thursday, May 18 – Nancy Schwartz of Nancy Schwartz & Company
- Friday, May 19 – Dr. Kimberly S. Clay, Founder and President/CEO of Play Like a Girl
A History Lesson: Trace the history of volunteerism and volunteer management
A Celebratory Networking Luncheon featured an engaging panel discussion on the advancement of the volunteer management profession
The Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers was established in 1977 by a group of volunteer leaders with a vision. The mission of the DADV is to enhance the professionalism and knowledge of managers of volunteers by providing a forum to share experiences, ideas and skills. DADV meets every third Tuesday at noon at the VNA Meals on Wheels (1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX 75247) for lunch, a topic/speaker of relevance to volunteer managers and a short business meeting. Half-day workshops and networking lunches are also included in the membership.
DOVIA provides an exciting forum for sharing ideas and experiences with other professionals. Topics of interest about volunteer management are presented at each monthly meeting. Our mission is to promote volunteer management as a profession, provide volunteer management training, allow resource sharing of volunteer management material and promote volunteerism within the community. DOVIA encourages professional development, networking, and joint trainings with other DOVIA affiliates. DOVIA also offers training, scholarships for members, mentoring, and information about state and national volunteer management trends.
Our mission is connecting people to their passion through volunteerism and supporting McKinney area nonprofits through training and collaboration. Volunteer McKinney works side by side with Collin County nonprofits and groups by providing volunteer recruitment, leadership events, volunteer management training and consulting.
VolunteerNow™ (formerly the Volunteer Center of North Texas) serves as the hub of volunteerism in North Texas. Last year, volunteers served 1.3 million hours, generating $32 million in economic impact for the region by connecting more than 70,000 volunteers annually to 2,200 local nonprofits. VOLY.org, powered by VolunteerNow, is the 24/7 connection between volunteers and local service opportunities. As a national thought leader in volunteerism and one of the largest volunteer centers in the country, VolunteerNow provides a wide range of programs and services that build capacity for nonprofits.