Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: SCAVA Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference
$50 – $275
Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: SCAVA Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference

Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: SCAVA Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference

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Bay Watch Resort & Conference Center

2701 S. Ocean Blvd

North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

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We're excited to welcome you to Ain't Seen Nothing Yet: SCAVA's 2017 Volunteer Engagement Professionals Leadership Conference. SCAVA’s annual conference helps volunteer engagement professionals learn, grow, connect, network, rejuvenate, and celebrate.

Check the FAQs for information about logistics, registration, program topics, costs, and booking accommodations. The deadline to register is midnight, Friday January 20th. Early bird registration ends midnight, November 30th 2016. Scholarship applications are due Friday, December 2nd.

We hope to see you there! Don't hesitate to contact us with questions.



What workshops will be offered?

This year's program will be finalized soon! Each year workshop cover a range of practical and timely topics offered by nonprofit professionals, consultants, and seasoned volunteer engagement professionals. This year's line up will include:

  • Volunteer Risks
  • Getting Involved in Your Community
  • Achieving Goals with Persuasion and Influence
  • Too Many Hats, Too Little Time
  • How to Capitalize on the Me, Me, Me, Generation
  • Dive into the Shark Tank: Pitching Practice
  • Put Your Own Airmask on First
  • Volunteer Recognition, Big and Small
  • Volunteer Management 101
  • Seniors Volunteering
  • Youth Volunteers

Program details will be released throughout the Fall and a final line up will be announced before the early bird deadline. The final program with workshop details will be sent to all confirmed registrants and posted online no later than early January.

Who's the keynote speaker?

Kelly Callahan Cruise, President and CEO of the United Way Association of South Carolina. United Way Associations are among the nation's leaders in corporate volunteer engagement, and partner with nonprofits, donors, and volunteers around the country to create lasting community change.

What's included in registration?

Full registration includes admission to all workshops and the keynote address; networking opportunities; a Meet and Greet and Networking Dinner on Wednesday night; breakfast and lunch on Thursday; breakfast and take-away lunch on Friday. Dinner on Thursday night is on your own.

I'm a member. Do I get a discount?


Can I join when I register and get the member rate?

To get the member rate, you need to join through your affiliate before December 31st. Contact your affiliate to join here: click here. Provided you join before December 31st, you can register at the member rate.

How do I pay by check?

Please register online whether you pay by credit card or check. If you will be paying by check, click "Show other payment options" underneath the credit card icons on the registration page.

What if I'm a scholarship recipient?

Scholarship recipients will receive an access code which will enable you to register without payment. Robin Burns Scholarship applications cover full or partial registration. Applications are due December 2nd. Download your application and apply before you register:

Can I cancel my registration?

Yes. You will receive a partial refund (less an administrative fee) provided you cancel before January 1st. The amount of the nonrefundable administration fee is contingent upon the date of cancellation. If you cancel before December 1st, the administrative fee is $50. If you cancel between December 1st and December 31st, the administrative fee is half the paid registration. After December 31st, your registration is nonrefundable. If you must cancel, email us at with subject line: Cancellation.

Is my registration transferrable?

Yes. If you need to transfer please send the contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, and email address) of the person who will attend in your place to: You will also need to pay the difference in fee if you are a member and the person attending in your place is not a member. Please use subject line: Transfer Registration. The deadline to transfer registration is January 20th.

I'm an AmeriCorps/VISTA (National Service) Member. Is there a special rate for me?

Yes. AmeriCorps/VISTA members can register for $50/each in exchange for serving as an AV volunteer during the conference (4 hours of service). National Service Members will receive free accommodations (double occupancy). You will still be able to attend workshops and fully participate while you carry out tasks to ensure things run smoothly at the conference. If you are an AmeriCorps/VISTA member, you must register for the conference by December 25th and confirm your status by January 20th. Send confirmation of your status to: with subject header: AMERICORPS/VISTA Confirmation. Lodging in included, and you will not need to book with the hotel. Simply send us your first and last name when you confirm your status and we can book your lodging.

Are there any CEUs offered for attending this conference?

Nearly all of the workshops are likely to qualify for CVA continuing education requirements. However, because volunteer administrators work in a variety of fields that have vastly different continuing education requirements, we are not formally affiliated with a particular CEU. However, some of the workshops will qualify as CEUs for different credentials, so we suggest attendees look at the requirements for their particular certifying program and contact us with queries. If there is minimal paperwork SCAVA can complete as the sponsoring organization, we're happy to do so within reasonable limits. Please send queries to with subject header: CEUs Inquiry.

How do I book accommodations?

We'll be at the Bay Watch Resort in North Myrtle Beach again this year. They are offering us a special conference group rate until December 25th. Call them at 1-877-779-7379 and tell them you're with SCAVA.

What kind of accommodations are they offering?

There are three housing options. All are ideal for sharing and the prices are ideal for a nonprofit budget:

BB studios: 2 full-size beds, small refrigerator, microwave, TV, full bathroom and a private balcony. No ocean view. $51.43 inclusive per studio per night.

Oceanfront One Bedroom Suites: 2 full-size beds or 1 king size bed, living room with a full-size sleeper sofa and full-size murphy bed, full kitchen, dining area, a full bathroom, 2 TVs, and in a private oceanfront balcony. $66.70 inclusive per suite per night.

Oceanfront Two Bedroom Suites: 1 king or 2 full-size beds in master bedroom, 2 full-size beds in the 2nd bedroom, living room with a full-size sleeper sofa, full kitchen, dining area, 2 full bathrooms with the master bathroom having a whirlpool tub, 3 TVs and a private oceanfront balcony. $100.78 inclusive per suite per night.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact: A clear and specific subject header is most appreciated and will spark a faster response.

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