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LevelUP - Capital Region

LevelUP - Capital Region

Education & Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)

Event Details

LevelUP Your Volunteer Engagement:
From Onboarding to Impact

Volunteers are the backbone of associations. They are passionate and dedicated to your organization’s mission. They provide support, an outward perspective, and recommendations to your organization and by extension, the industry you serve. But too many associations don’t properly onboard, train, or engage their loyal and faithful volunteers in any kind of organized fashion.

The path to volunteer success awaits you! Join us for an interactive exploration of a proper onboarding journey.  Discover how to empower your volunteers to feel connected, prepared, and supported in their role every step of the way. Plus how to unlock the next level - getting board members to serve as ambassadors and connecting volunteers to your organizational strategic plan/mission. 

Gain access to CalSAE's volunteer toolkit and chair orientation process developed collaboratively by staff and volunteer leaders. Be enlightened to effective practices you can implement within your own organization.

In addition, gain insights from the ASAE Research Foundation’s study, Holistic Approach to Association Volunteer Management which found a significant gap between organizational goals, the needs of staff, and the expectations of volunteers.

Walk away with the tools you need to best support your loyal volunteers and build a mutually beneficial - and lasting - relationship.

  • Members: $99
  • Non-Members: $149 

Cancellations within 3 business days will not be refunded.

Parking & Entrance

Parking is complimentary. Drive in through the Main Entrance and park in the A Lot. Walk through the Ticket Plaza and Johnson Hall will be ahead to your right.  View Map.


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CAE Credits

As a CAE Approved Provider, this program may be applied for 1.5 credits toward your CAE professional development requirements.


October 4
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Education Session
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Optional Fairgrounds Tour

Content Leaders

Amanda Rae Hall, Account Manager, Smith Moore and Associates, Inc

Amanda has experience in most association positions and has gained knowledge in all areas of association management.  Aside from SMA she has also worked for the California State Parent Teachers Association.  Amanda's current position focuses on the tech that our association members touch and interact with. Amanda has a passion for teaching which makes her ability to train on tools and resources unmatched.

Denize Maldonado, Manager of Membership Engagement, CalSAE
Denize is responsible for member engagement and growth for CalSAE as well as member recruitment and retention, and volunteer programming. She is the staff liaison to each Regional Council and the Membership Advisory Group, as well as regional events. Prior to joining CalSAE, she served as the Community Outreach and Health Education Manager for La Familia, a non-profit community services agency in the SF/Bay Area. where she worked for almost 9 years and coordinated several behavioral and health-focused grant-based programs throughout the years that aimed to alleviate disparities in marginalized communities. She is a recipient of the Koshland Civic Unity Award and served as a fellow with the Koshland Program at the San Francisco Foundation. Denize completed her studies at San Francisco State University in Sociology/ Latinx studies with a focus on immigrant rights. 

Stephanie Goldman (she/her), Student Senate for California Community Colleges

Stephanie Goldman (She/Her/Hers) is the Associate Director at the Student Senate for California Community Colleges. Prior to joining the Student Senate, Stephanie was a registered lobbyist and the Associate Director for the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cal Poly Humboldt and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Event Sponsor


Lindsay Poss, CMP
Director of Meetings & Events


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