Hires Wanda Lee Bailey
April 17, 2007
We are thrilled to tell you about some exciting
progress of the Congress of Volunteer Administrator Associations
(COVAA). In addition to the continued forward momentum of the
various committees, the Steering Committee recently hired Wanda
Lee Bailey as a project strategist to provide leadership and guidance
in the creation of the new association.
Wanda Lee Bailey attended the COVAA meeting in Denver as a delegate
and comes to COVAA with extensive experience in nonprofit and
volunteer management. Currently, Wanda is a resident of Colorado
and a partner in a consulting practice that serves the nonprofit
sector. Most recently, Wanda served as Executive Director of Volunteer
San Diego, a premiere volunteer intermediary organization that
serves as the volunteering resource for over 40,000 people each
year by creating a culture of service in the community. Wanda
has been on the boards of several local, state, and national professional
organizations. Wanda is a graduate of Fieldstone Executive Learning
Group, and she is trained in group facilitation and dynamics.
Among her areas of expertise, Wanda specializes in nonprofit management,
organizational development, board relations, volunteer management,
fund development, and collaboration building and has provided
training on a local, statewide, and national basis.
While the dedicated COVAA committee volunteers continue their
crucial work, Wanda will be a welcomed addition to the team to
ensure our goals are reached. She will provide the continuity
and support that the volunteer delegates need to be successful
in their efforts. Wanda will provide support to COVAA in a number
of ways, including:
- Facilitate relationship development with strategic partners.
- Assist with identification of potential funding sources, market
analysis, and research.
- Facilitation, coaching, and assistance with creation of strategic
frameworks and shepherding actions.
- Provide support to steering committee co-chairs and sub-committee
chairs through coaching, technical assistance, coordination,
and helping to maintain focus.
- Assist with planning for management of new entity, as well
as building the future organizational structure, programs, and
Assist with development and tracking of time line for launch
of new national association.
- Plans are being made to hold meetings before the National
Conference on Volunteering and Service in Philadelphia which
is scheduled for this coming July. This meeting will provide
opportunities to continue the dialogue and the work to establish
a new national professional association. More information and
progress reports will soon be added to our website at www.covaa.org.
Rita Chick and Joanna Johnson
COVAA Steering Committee Chairs