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Access dozens of surveys, reports, trainings and data that support your work in the Members Only section, under Links & Learnings. 

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We have a few general resources below for you to learn more about volunteer management. Consider becoming a MAVA Member... you'll have access to our Members Only section - local jobs, reports, national data, free trainings, sector news, networking rosters, meeting material, and more.


Volunteer Admins

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The statewide organization, we are North Carolina's only statewide professional association for ALL volunteer managers. Our members range from those serving in 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, to those employed in local and state government, to individuals in the for-profit sector and everyone else in between. Our members come from all walks of life, but share a similar passion and dedication to the field of volunteer management.

The goals of the program are to raise standards, increase knowledge, and improve performance of volunteer administrators in North Carolina. The program provides a means to document competency and signify excellence in the practice of managing volunteer programs. The designation CAVNC, indicating a Certified Administrator of Volunteers in North Carolina, helps employers identify the most qualified and committed professionals.

Nonprofits from daycare centers and museums to colleges, hospitals, and YMCAs are part of our daily lives. They are an essential part of what makes North Carolina a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The nonprofit sector also is a significant part of North Carolina’s economy. This economic report describes the stunning size, variety, and impact of North Carolina’s large and diverse nonprofit sector. The information shows why a healthy nonprofit sector is critical to our state’s prosperity. This report is for leaders in nonprofits, business, government, and philanthropy, as well as everyone else who cares about North Carolina’s economy and quality of life. You can use it to educate yourself and others about how nonprofits impact your county and state. The N.C. Center for Nonprofits prepared this report using data gathered in collaboration with the National Council of Nonprofits, the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics, the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the N.C. Department of Commerce, and nonprofits throughout the state.

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Volunteer Management Survey

David Thorne, a Bowling Green State University doctoral student, is conducting a study to better understand the challenges facing volunteer administrators, along with common management practices. This study will update the original research by Dr. Hager and Dr. Brudney. You can read their original report  HERE

Please consider completing this important survey. It should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete and your insights are valuable in order to better understand volunteer administrators. Deadline to complete the survey is May 31st. Please share with other volunteer managers in your network.

Take the survey now!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the primary investigator, David Thorne at


Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA)


Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration will hold their virtual volunteer engagement leadership conference June 3-5, 2020. Participants in this unique conference will obtain new tools, resources, and inspiration to tackle current volunteer engagement challenges and will be equipped to effect change by the exchange of innovative best practices and ideas that foster effective professional development and networking for leaders who engage volunteers. The cost varies but is $275 for non-members of the association for the virtual June conference.  For information on the workshop line-up, visit here.  For registration, visit MAVA.

Points of Light Conference

The 2020 Points of Light Conference Online Experience , which will open on Wednesday, June 10 with three keynote presentations focused on a new relevancy for civic engagement and organizational readiness in a post-COVID-19 world. On the following days, June 11-12, a series of workshops will be offered with ways to engage with presenters and each other. All of this content will live beyond the conference on a new on-demand platform for knowledge sharing and community building as an ongoing and dynamic community for the sector.  The conference this year will be free.  To register, please visit: