Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement
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Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

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  • Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

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The Summit provides an opportunity for leaders and representatives of Arizona’s Volunteer, Civic Engagement and Service-Learning communities to further develop and foster their skills to better serve Arizona.

In 2015, the Summit was attended by over 500 community leaders, educators, young people, businesses/corporations, foundations, and other professionals.

Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement ExhibitorHallHP

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Date: November 3-4, 2016
Location: ASU West Campus, Glendale

General Registration Fee -$100
Late – $135 (after October 1)

Student Registration Fee – $75
Late – $100 (after October 1)

Registration Link


Featured workshop tracks include the second annual Volunteer Managers Academy, Service Enterprise Initiative, Civic Engagement, Service-Learning for Educators, Grant Writing, and MORE!

For A Full List of Workshops Scheduled, please click here!

Keynote Presenters
Thursday Plenary Session: 

Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Teri-Johnson

Teri Johnson

Teri Johnson, SVP,
Strategic Partnerships and Program Expansion

Points of Light

Teri currently serves as the SVP, Strategic Partnerships and Program Expansion at Points of Light where she builds relationships with aligned organizations to elevate the work and impact of volunteers.  Creating impact has always been a part of Teri’s life with a rich history as a volunteer leader for organizations such as National Charity League and Bridges Charter School; her passion issue areas being those around girls & women as well as education.  In her previous role she managed the Global Team Member Volunteer Program as well as the Action Grant program, and built a Donor Advised Fund and corporate strategy for Disaster Preparedness and Response for Hilton Worldwide.  It was there that she applied her entrepreneurial spirit and drive to take fledgling ideas and create successful programs that strategically aligned with business objectives and provided opportunities for Team Members to make a huge difference in their communities. At Points of Light, Teri engages with partners and her team to deliver strategic programming that emphasizes engaging volunteers to build volunteer capacity in nonprofits. Teri credits her 12 years as a life coach and 20 years as a small business owner with helping her build the skills and talent that help her balance a vibrant career and full personal life.  She resides in Vienna, VA with her family.

Friday Opening Plenary Session

Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement KyleCaldwell

Kyle Caldwell

Kyle Caldwell, Executive Director

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University

Kyle Caldwell is the executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Caldwell joined the Johnson Center in August 2015. In this leadership role, Caldwell is responsible for the administrative and development functions of the organization while providing vision, passion, and guidance to one of the nation’s largest centers for philanthropy. As a champion of the nonprofit sector, Caldwell has been a staunch advocate for nonprofits and foundations to exercise the full expression of their rights and responsibilities. He has also taken on leadership roles in helping develop strategies and programming initiatives that strengthen the philanthropic sector. Most recently, he served as the Director for the Pathways to Opportunity Program at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation where he helped evolve the Foundation’s approach to addressing poverty to focus on education. Caldwell has served on a number of national boards including Points of Light, Independent Sector, Nonprofit Votes, and the National Council of Nonprofits. At the state level, Caldwell served as a member of the Michigan Community Service Commission.

Exhibit Hall Request for Proposal

The Exhibit Hall will again be a vital part of the Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement. It gives participants the opportunity to engage face to face and learn about initiatives, organizations, services and products available to the volunteer, civic engagement and service-learning community.

Registration is now open for AZ Summit on Volunteerism and Civic Engagement az_summit_logoThe Summit seeks exhibitor proposals that will share information and provide opportunities for participants who will be interested in learning about service opportunities, learning about new tools and techniques, learning about trainings and other professional development opportunities, learning about development and fund-raising opportunities, etc.

Exhibitor activities may include providing organizational/issue related information, recruiting volunteers, advocating for your organization/cause, products to sell that would be of specific interest to our audience, providing give-aways/marketing materials,  facilitating tabletop activities or games, drawings or raffles, and offering program flyers and brochures, catalogs, order forms, materials and/or publications.

Last year, participants represented 42 communities and 170 organizations, that included nonprofits, K – 12 schools, community colleges, universities, AmeriCorps State and National programs, AmeriCorps VISTA programs, Senior Corps programs, and local, county and state government.

Please click the link for additional information and to complete the Exhibit Hall RFP:

 Summit Exhibit Hall Request for Proposal

Exhibit Hall RFP deadline for submission – October 1, 2016

Volunteerism – Assessing organizational/community needs, effective practices volunteer program organization, management & supervision, training, recruitment, retention, recognition, collaborations with community agencies, liability and safety, mentoring, developing advocates, utilizing technology to get involved, current volunteer trends.

Service Enterprise – Relating to one the key characteristics, including: mission-driven design, committed organizational leadership, aligned resource allocation, tracking and evaluating volunteer results, sustaining ongoing volunteer engagement, raising funds in support of volunteer engagement efforts, offering effective training, volunteer on-boarding and supervision, effectively using technology and partnering to extend reach.

Civic Engagement – Working to make a difference in in the quality of life of our communities by developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, motivation combined with positive action to make that difference.

Service-Learning (S-L) – Connecting service with academic curriculum, using S-L to teach Arizona College & Career Readiness Standards, 21st Century Skills, or other curricula; establishing service projects to connect to learning;  integrated and stand-alone S-L courses;  S-L implementation;  research involving impact of S-L on academic success; data collection and analysis; classroom & non-traditional S-L settings; critical reflection; innovative & easily replicated S-L projects; national trends in S-L; etc.

Community Issues – Facilitate a conversation and/or share your expertise in a compelling issue faced by Arizona communities today. Session goals can include, how to get involved and how to help address & alleviate the issue. Examples of community concerns: substance abuse, foster care, violence against women, human trafficking, hunger, homelessness, equal rights for all, high school graduation, inequalities in education, criminal justice, etc.

Past Sponsors and Exhibitors:

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits AmeriCorps Area on Aging, Region One
Arizona Coalition for Military Families ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College  AVACA – Association for Volunteer Administrators of Central Arizona 
AZ(c)X¢Arizona Charity Exchange AZ TV7 – Cable 13    Ben’s Bells 
City of Phoenix Corporation for Nationaland Community Service   Dignity Health
First Things First Florence Crittenton Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
Girl Scouts Arizona  Cactus-Pine   Harkins Theatres
Maricopa County Guardian Review Program Mesa Community College – Center for Community and Civic Engagement Peace Corps
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SAVMA – Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association The Be ONE Project      The Volunteer Center At the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona
United Food Bank United Way of Pinal County Valley of the Sun United Way
Wholonomy Consulting