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To Get a Seat at the Table, Offer a Seat at the Table!

Scott Stivers

We will get the pleasure of seeing Theater for Public Policy again at this year’s MAVA Conference! At last year’s National Summit, they hit the nail on the head with funny improv lines like, “I want a seat at the table, but I can’t even find the table!”

One way to get a seat at the table, is to offer a seat at the table! Become a “Table Captain” and invite 8 colleagues to attend the FREE Strengthening Service Breakfast at 8:00 am on Thursday, October 11th! The goal of the event is to raise unrestricted funds for our programs, and to raise awareness of MAVA in the community. Attendees will see a video highlighting the importance of volunteer engagement professionals, and hear testimonials clarifying the connections between volunteer engagement professionals, volunteers, and recipients of volunteer services.

This is our third time doing this, and last year exceeded our expectations! With your help, I’m sure it will be even better!

Here’s how it works:
Each Table Captain is asked to personally invite 8 people. They can be friends, family, coworkers, neighbors… anybody you know. They may have heard about MAVA before, or not. All you need to do is invite people. There will never be a better time to explain the importance of what you do to your boss, coworker, or spouse for that matter. And best of all, you won’t be the one doing the explaining! All you need to do is sit back and enjoy a free breakfast.

If you already know you are interested in hosting a table, please contact me at I will be reaching out by email and phone in the coming weeks. If you hear from me, I hope you will seriously consider hosting a table!

P.S. – There are rumors of a great kick-off celebration for Table Captains in August. Details to come. Don’t miss out!