NOVAA offers many ways for members to get involved with the operations of the organization. Committee membership is also a great way to put some of your additional talents and expertise to use or develop a new skill.
Committee positions can be long or short-term, depending on the project. Meeting schedules vary from committee to committee - some meet monthly, while others primarily communicate online. There are generally opportunities available for every length of involvement - whether you only have an hour or two to give for special projects, or are interested in a regular, monthly involvement.
Love hosting events and meeting new people? Exciting about event planning and logistics? Share your talents to make things happen by joining NOVAA's Program Committee. Committee members help choose the topics and presenters for the 3-6 hour workshops, serve as the liaison for the presenters and venues, and coordinate event specific logistics either online or onsite. With one event about every 2-3 months, the Program Committee mostly communicates through email and meets a few times a year. Contact email@example.com for more information about joining the Program Committee.
The Professional Development Committee coordinates NOVAA’s Learning Communities. Committee members will work together to schedule four topics per year, find presenters to speak on determined topics for free and then facilitate the learning communities. The Professional Development Committee meets a couple of times a year via Zoom but most of the communication occurs via email. Contact ProfessionalDevelopment@novaa.org for more information about joining the Professional Development Committee.
The Membership Committee is responsible for all things membership-related: recruiting new members, engaging current ones, and following up with lapsed members. We put on the annual membership drive, manage membership renewals, and answer questions about membership benefits. We also plan and host happy hours and morning meet-ups for our members to meet, network, and talk with others in the volunteer administration field. If you are interested in membership, and would like to learn more, the membership committee is your one-stop-shop. The Membership Committee also strives to ensure that members are getting good value for their money, and makes sure to keep membership accessible for all volunteer managers. If you are interested in learning more about serving on the Membership Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Marketing & Communications Committee is responsible for the creation of marketing collateral, website development, management of the social media accounts, external marketing, and member communications. Anyone interested in developing their marketing skills, or utilizing existing skills would enjoy a spot on the Marketing & Communications Committee. Opportunities exist to write guest blogs, create Facebook or Twitter content, or employ their graphic design talents. Contact email@example.com for more information.
If you are a DEI champion at your organization or if you are interested in helping the NOVAA Board in its efforts to prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our work, please consider joining the DEI Committee as we work to expand representation and opportunities within the volunteer management community. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.