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The National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership was a smashing success! Thank you to all who joined us and participated.

A full report with next steps is now available.



Join us!  Advance your own knowledge and skills while helping to discover how, together, we can build a new national presence for leaders of volunteer engagement, tackle the issues that affect our work, and ultimately improve our community impact. 


National Summit highlights include:

  • More than 100 breakout sessions to increase your own professional development, taught by experts in the field.
  • A variety of innovative approaches to learning and collaborating from electronic polling and graphic facilitation to improv comedy and Open Space technology!
  • A series of national strategy sessions tackling five specific challenges we face as professionals. These will be highly structured conversations designed to yield a few attainable and impactful strategies that can be implemented at the local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Special sessions focusing on philanthropic organizations which support volunteer engagement in nonprofits, providing a unique opportunity for funders and nonprofit leaders alike to learn more about each other’s perspectives, approaches to collaboration, and challenges.
  • There will be a volunteer management bookstore on-site for all 3 days of the conference!

  • Evening entertainment,endless networking opportunities, and more!

Learn more about the vision and goals for the National Summit in our case statement.

National Summit News

  • Are you destined to lead? Explore making your next career move one to chief executive over Thursday's breakfast. This fringe session will be facilitated by Rob Jackson, Meridian Swift, Jerome Tennille, and Elisa Kosarin.
  • Keep Talking! We would love to have you continue the conversation and collaboration after the National Summit ends. A planning meeting will be Friday at Hamline University from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

The Theater of Public Policy

We'll be treated to an interactive experience with our friends from The Theater of Public Policy (T2P2). T2P2 has earned a national reputation for bringing intelligent improv humor to liven up discussions on a range of issues. The troupe's out-of-the-box techniques will energetically kick-off our collective journey toward mapping our future.
Join Us on Social Media

Looking to network with other volunteer pros as the National Summit approaches?  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get in on the fun.  We'll be sharing tips on how to motivate your volunteers through the winter, ideas for this year's National Volunteer Week, and National Summit updates.  

Extra, Extra! Read All About It! 

Visit our press area to find everything you need to spread the word about the National Summit. Download our press release, check out our talking points, and more!