Join us for our 2023 speakers series! 

In 2023, we are focused on leadership, excellence and advocacy amongst our peers so that we can work  with credibility, confidence and character. Please join your peers in volunteer leadership and engagement for our speakers series.

November 30, 2023 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
Volunteer Program Evaluation with Sammy Feilchenfeld, CVA
Evaluating your volunteer program can help you make sure that it is meeting the needs of your organization, your clients and your volunteers. Measuring and understanding the outcomes and impact of your volunteer program can help you capitalize on strengths, address weaknesses and plan for the future. In this interactive session, we’ll explore common evaluation methods, techniques for collecting and interpreting evaluation data, and templates to get you started.
Sammy Feilchenfeld, CVA, is Volunteer Toronto’s Manager, Learning, designing and overseeing Volunteer Toronto’s learning programs for leaders of volunteers, board members, non-profit professionals and volunteer seekers. With a focus on addressing the changing needs of volunteerism, Sammy draws on more than 15 years in volunteer management and adult education. Sammy also serves as Director of Partnerships on the board of the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA).

August 15th, 2023 1:00pm EST – 2:30pm EST

Promoting Your Non-Profit on Social Media with Kathryn Anderson
In this webinar, you will learn how the best practices for the big 4 social media platforms – Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. We will discuss how to post for recruitment, retention and engagement, ensuring your captions hit the mark and get results. We’ll even delve into using AI to help you craft the perfect post each time. You’ll walk away with a plan and actionable steps for how to use social media for your non-profit.

Kathryn Anderson is a travel and wellness expert who runs an award-winning travel blog.  She also contributes to a variety of publications as a freelance writer. As a former Marketing Manager, Kat loves sharing her knowledge of how to utilize social media to promote travel and tourism. Her services range from blog and social media audits to Wellness Travel Planning calls on how to travel in a healthier way. Follow her adventures on Instagram and her travel blog Coffee & Mascara.

September 20, 2023 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
State Service Commissions – a Partner for Leaders of Volunteers with Alli Zuel, CVA
Did you know that in the United States there is a federally-mandated organization dedicated to service and volunteerism in almost every state and several territories? State and territorial service commissions are the state-level partners of AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. Service commissions are responsible for not only the administration of AmeriCorps funding in states/territories but also for promoting service and volunteerism. During this webinar, we’ll discuss the variety of ways service commissions are supporting and advancing service and potential avenues of collaboration for leaders of volunteers.
Alli Zuel, CVA formally jumped into the volunteer engagement field in 2015 after being involved with service from a young age. She works as the Volunteer Engagement Manager at America’s Service Commissions (ASC). In her day-to-day work, she has the pleasure of working with so many fabulous fellow CVAs and #LoVols. Alli is a proud AmeriCorps alum and loves seeing how service and volunteerism can create change in communities.