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March, 2021

Monday
1
Virtual presentation using the Zoom platform.
8:30 AM
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Join us for a virtual training series covering the fundamentals of leading volunteers effectively. Your registration covers all four sessions in the series. Complete all sessions and receive your Certificate in Volunteer Impact Leadership.
Tuesday
2
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2037580838

Meeting ID: 203 758 0838
4:00 PM
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Say hello to our newest MAVA employees - Ellie, Brittany, Maureen and Wendy, and let‘s thank Lisa for her DEI work and MAVA contributions!
Wednesday
3
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Attend this free webinar to learn more about the being a Host Site during the 2021/2022 MAVA VISTA program year!
Thursday
4
You will receive a Zoom link by email one day before the webinar begins.
11:30 AM
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The challenges facing rural volunteer programs are being exasperated due to the everchanging societal landscape during the pandemic. Based off MAVA’s recent survey of Greater Minnesota, we will do a deep dive into these issues and plan a path forward.

You will leave this session with tools and resources to begin tackling inequalities you see in your organization, such as the need to recruit a younger volunteer base and how to adjust roles to address transportation or internet issues in our communities.
Tuesday
9
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2037580838

Meeting ID: 203 758 0838
12:30 PM
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MAVA is working to pass a Volunteerism Bill, which is designed to bring funds to you and your organization to build and expand effective volunteer engagement. So join us on March 9th to learn how advocacy at the State Capitol is essential to your work! We would especially like organizations that are providing essential services during the pandemic to join our efforts to pass the volunteerism Bill. For further information please contact publicpolicy@mavanetwork.org.
Friday
12
You will receive a Zoom link by email one day before the event begins.
10:00 AM
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Join MAVA for the first event in our 2021 series called "Do Better Together" where we will facilitate conversations around important topics on racial equity in volunteerism.

This free webinar will allow volunteer engagement leaders to learn more about the refugee experience in Minnesota. A representative from The International Institute of Minnesota will offer a Refugee 101 presentation, which will describe the experiences of Minnesota’s refugee population, including their journey before and after arriving to the US, their geographic origins, and the impacts of US federal policy. Additionally, we will discuss the contributions made refugee population throughout Minnesota, and how our community can help serve the new refugee population.

MAVA will follow up the presentation with small-group discussions about the Minnesota refugee experience and how nonprofit organizations and volunteer engagement leaders can engage with and support refugees in our communities.
Wednesday
17
You will be sent a Zoom webinar link the day before the session.
4:00 PM
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Participants Needed for Listening Sessions on Helping Other People! $75 gift card provided.

Do you help people in your community? Maybe you help people cook, take care of family, organize celebrations, drive friends to work and more. Are you a Black, indigenous or person of color? The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) would love to hear from you about your experiences, and we will pay you with a $75 gift card for your time, energy and ideas.

For this session we are looking to hear from BIPOC men, along with participants of any gender identity who identify as Indigenous/Native, Hmong, or Latinx.
Wednesday
17
You will be sent a Zoom webinar link the day before the session.
6:00 PM
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Participants Needed for Listening Sessions on Helping Other People! $75 gift card provided.

Do you help people in your community? Maybe you help people cook, take care of family, organize celebrations, drive friends to work and more. Are you a Black, indigenous or person of color? The Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) would love to hear from you about your experiences, and we will pay you with a $75 gift card for your time, energy and ideas.

For this session we are looking to hear from BIPOC men, along with participants of any gender identity who identify as Indigenous/Native, Hmong, or Latinx.
Thursday
25
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83460581993

Meeting ID: 834 6058 1993
9:00 AM
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You‘re invited to attend this one-hour introduction into MAVA. Learn about the work that we do and how you can get involved! You‘ll hear from MAVA‘s Executive Director, Karmit Bulman and a MAVA Board Member.
Thursday
25
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Please join the Northwest and West central District Council meeting. Meet Eleanor (Ellie) Burkett, MAVA‘s Greater Minnesota Program Manager and network with other volunteer program leaders. This virtual meeting is open to anyone in NW or WC Minnesota.
Tuesday
30
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84359735492

Meeting ID: 843 5973 5492
12:00 PM
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New to MAVA? Been a MAVA member for years? How ever long you‘ve been part of MAVA, this event is for YOU!