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Membership & Fund Development

Jenna Egan | Published on 1/12/2022

Fund Development in 2021

Thank you to all of our MAVA supporters and donors in 2021! We had 77 people contribute to MAVA, resulting in over $13,700.00 funds raised in 2021. We also appreciate MAVA supporters’ participation in the Target Circle Campaign. G
uests at Target stores cast 100,968 votes to MAVA, awarding Target funds in the amount of $856.97 to your organization. Thank you! We truly hope to have an in-person fundraising event in 2022! Stay tuned! 

Again thank you to our MAVA members, board members, communities, staff, and volunteers for all their hard work, dedication, and financial support of MAVA! 

Membership in 2021 

Due to the pandemic, MAVA saw a decline in membership throughout 2020 and until the end of October 2021. Slowly, but surely organizations are now renewing their memberships or joining MAVA for the first time. 

In 2021, we offered discounted memberships to those that registered for MAVA’s Volunteer Impact Leadership Training, the June and December conferences. During the month of October, we had our fall membership drive - “Give a MAVA Membership, Get a MAVA Membership.’ Many members took advantage of this incentive to introduce their friends, colleagues, and family members to MAVA.

MAVA also provided monthly membership orientations - Getting the Most Out of YOUR MAVA Membership. These monthly half-hour virtual sessions demonstrated how to create and log in to your MAVA profile, find valuable tools and resources, and provide opportunities to connect with other volunteer engagement professionals. The next Getting the Most Out of YOUR MAVA Membership is Wed. Jan. 16 at 12 PM (CST) via Zoom

The Membership Committee created fun opportunities to connect with other volunteer managers and coordinators in 2021! The committee hosted a virtual trivia game about MAVA. They also hosted MAVA’s first and only in-person event in 2021, MAVA’s 20th Anniversary Picnic at Como Park. That’s right, MAVA turned 20 in 2021! At the August celebration, there were new MAVA members and MAVA members that started the organization. There were also lawn games, a face painter, food, and a bubble artist. 

We’re looking for MAVA members to join the Membership Committee. If you are looking for new ways to volunteer and gain experience in recruitment, retention, events, marketing, strategic planning, plus meet new friends, contact Jenna at

Learn more and attend our next meeting on Wed. Jan. 26 at 2:30 PM (CST) via Zoom

We look forward to connecting with all of you in 2022!