Many older adults are very interested in end-of-life issues and would like to find others to discuss them with. The Bethesda Metro Area Village (BMAV) has a Shared Interest Group (SIG) focused on aging, dying, and death. Launched in 2017, it has become the village's most popular SIG. Chris Palmer, who initiated and leads the group, will facilitate a session on how other villages might start a discussion group on death and dying in their own village.
The plenary will feature our recent Founders Award Winners describing lessons learned from their projects. Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP, Hyattsville, MD), will describe its project “Route 1 Food Security.” Little Falls Village (LFV, Bethesda, MD) will describe its project “COVID Vaccine and Booster Clinics.” Learn and be inspired! For more information about these projects, see the WAVE press release HERE. There will also be a speaker on insurance for villages, with break-out sessions by jurisdiction.
Surveys can be an important tool for the development of Villages. They can be very valuable in initiating the start-up phase of a Village, as well as providing useful feedback from members of Villages in various stages of maturity. The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has carried out both types of surveys. Jim Grueff, their former president, will facilitate this session.
The meeting was recorded. To view it, click HERE.
WAVE Quarterly Meeting
Monday, April 18, 2022
Networking: 9:15 - 9:30am
Meeting: 9:30am - 12:00 Noon
Meeting Materials follow the Meeting Details below
Though the topic may not be a "best seller," village leaders must understand the necessity of having efficient and secure financial practices. How can we run an effective nonprofit with volunteers, limited staff and budget? In this panel presentation, we'll touch on the board's financial responsibility to ensure basic internal structures, record keeping, tax and 1099 requirements, payroll, investment management, bill pay options, and financial reviews.
In our breakout sessions, villages can learn from one another on ways to streamline bookkeeping processes. Our three panelists each will divide up for the following discussions:
Villages 1.0: Ideal for younger villages whose budgets are lower and who need guidance on building a strong bookkeeping infrastructure.
Villages 2.0: Ideal for villages that may be experiencing some growing pains as they mature. Here's a chance to learn how to tweak your processes and keep from "getting crushed" with your workload.
Villages 3.0: Ideal for villages that have a strong financial foundation but could use some professional guidance on a burning issue or two in this "ask the expert" format.
- Founders Award Recording: Click HERE
BY POPULAR DEMAND! Participants at last fall’s session on recruiting and training volunteers asked for a follow up program on new approaches to working with volunteers. They said volunteers aren’t just for delivering services. We need them to initiate and lead social/educational activities, help with village tasks like communications or IT, and so much more.
On March 28th, Bill Emmet of Mount Pleasant and Noel Durham of Arlington Neighborhood Village will lead the follow up to their fall session. As with other sessions, these facilitated informal discussions let you bring your problems--and your solutions--to share with other villages. We all do better when we support and learn from each other!