Volunteer managers face real challenges. They are a critical part of a nonprofit team. Being a member of SAVMA means more than networking; we are about development as volunteer managers and nonprofit professionals. Volunteer managers need skills in many different areas, are increasingly a part of the grant-application process, and need to be knowledgeable about working within the legal and professional environment of a nonprofit corporation.
SAVMA programs in 2012 included grants and development, the risks of unpaid internships to organizations, effective database management, and a review of trends in volunteering by attendees at the National Convention. We are excited about 2013. We are going to have more multi-hour in-depth “mini-seminars”, some in partnership with other local groups. We will be talking about blogs and social media, working with developmentally disabled volunteers, ethics and policies, trends in volunteerism and demographics, and much more. We will be having meetings at different locations, getting out and being a part of our membership organizations.
SAVMA now has 4 different membership levels. We urge organizations to join at the Organization Bundle level, which allows you to select 3 employees (or volunteers) to be actively engaged with SAVMA.
Organizational Bundle $75.00 Join Now
- An Organizational Bundle includes automatic membership for up to 3 staff or volunteers from one organization. Organizational memberships may receive a larger share of tickets to our special events when applicable. This is a voting membership with full benefits. Use the online membership application to join at the Organization level. The initial membership will be the Membership Administrator, who can add additional organization staff after membership application approval.*see below
Individual Membership $45.00 Join Now
- This membership is for individuals involved with volunteerism who wish to join SAVMA. Organizations may use this membership level if only one staff will be involved with SAVMA events or programming. This is a voting-level membership with full membership benefits.
Supporting Membership $200.00 Join Now
- A Supporting Membership is open to individuals, companies, or organizations not actively engaged with volunteers that wishes to support SAVMA’s mission and volunteerism in the community. A Supporting Member is eligible to be listed as a supporter or sponsor on SAVMA’s website or printed materials. A Supporting Member does not have the right to vote or receive membership benefits.
Student Membership $25.00 Join Now
- A student currently enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in an associated program of study or in an accredited program that leads to a certificate in nonprofit or volunteer management may apply for a Student Membership. This is a non-voting membership with limited benefits.
If you have any questions about membership in SAVMA, please contact us using the contact form.
*Organization memberships: The first membership is the administrator. After joining and approval, you will receive an email with login information. You can add additional names to the membership after that approval process.