The Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration

Upcoming events

    • 10/12/2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • 277 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. West, Suite 301, Macon, GA 31201

    Would you like to take your volunteer leadership skills to the next level and expand the value and impact of volunteer engagement in your organization and community. 

    Tobi Johnson is an internationally sought after expert, consultant, and master trainer in volunteer engagement. She is known for her modern thought leadership, highly practical evidence-based strategies, and innovative, “big hat” thinking around engaging, supporting, and acknowledging the work of volunteers.

    She is the President of Tobi Johnson & Associates (, a consulting firm whose mission is to help nonprofit organizations make connections with remarkable volunteers. In 2015, she founded VolunteerPro (, an online training and networking community for leaders of volunteers.

    Tobi has over 25 years direct experience in nonprofit management, program development, program coordination, training delivery and learning design in the social sector. She wrote Chapter 1 of Volunteer Engagement 2.0: Ideas and Insights for Transforming Volunteer Programs in a Changing World, published by Jossey-Bass in 2015.

    In addition, Tobi is intimately knowledgeable about the professional development needs of today’s leaders of volunteers. She was the Chair for the Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) Job Analysis Task Force; responsible for updating the required the competencies for the fields only internationally recognized credential.

    Each year, she also conducts the Volunteer Management Progress Report (, a global state-of-the-industry survey. In 2017, over 1,200 professionals from 13 countries participated.

    A native of the Pacific Northwest, Tobi is a graduate of the University of Washington and has a Masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She now lives in East Tennessee with her husband and feline office assistant, Bailey.

    Leadership in a Changing World: Adapting Today’s Strategy to Engage Tomorrow’s Volunteers

    In recent years, we have experienced monumental shifts -- fueled by technological advances, economic impacts, and demographic changes -- that have revolutionized our daily lives. We are also witnessing a groundswell of unprecedented citizen involvement.

    As society evolves, so too does volunteerism. How will today’s societal shifts influence the needs and desires of your volunteer supporters? What can you do to address these needs both now and into the future?

    Join us as we explore thought-provoking cultural trends and scientific research that will transform our practice. In this workshop, you’ll engage in “big hat” thinking and leave with pragmatic tactics that could make your program stronger and better.

    You will learn …

    • Shifts in technology and management that are affecting how we attract, engage, & support volunteers
    • Tactical solutions to integrate into strategic program planning & delivery

    You will get …

    • Participant Worksheet
    • PDF of Slides

    Program Evaluation from the Inside Out: How to Conduct a DIY Volunteer Program Audit

    DIY Audits are a simple way to evaluate where you are and to create an action plan for where you want to go. By reviewing your program, you’ll have the opportunity to identify your greatest challenges, diagnose root causes, and form a plan to address those that may have the greatest impact on your success.

    While obstacles are a part of everyday life, a DIY Audit can also help you identify what is going right so that you can “double down” on those approaches. This will also help you share best practices within and outside your agency to expand the quality of services offered by everyone.

    Finally, by involving volunteers in the process, you not only will set the stage for generating a true picture of the volunteer experience, you also offer a path for greater leadership and by-in for future change.

    The workshop presenter has conducted numerous program evaluations for consulting clients and will share her best practices. Participants will also receive a toolkit with all of the resources needed to conduct their own DIY Audit.

    You will learn …

    • How to use the DIY Audit tool provided with this course
    • How to set up a volunteer-led team to lead the review process
    • How to use surveys & focus groups to gather actionable information
    • How to capture best & promising practices where you can “double-down”
    • How to report audit results to generate greater internal support

    PLUS, you will get the following TOOLKIT:

    • DIY Volunteer Program Audit Self Assessment Tool (self-scoring assessment tool with 8 domains of volunteer management)
    • DIY Audit Guide
    • DIY Audit Project Plan
    • DIY Audit Talking Points
    • Best Practice Template
    • Volunteer Team Charter
    • PDF of the Slides

Georgia Association for Volunteer Administration

P.O. Box 4322

Eatonton, GA 31024

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