2024 Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism: Leading with Authenticity

Photo from the 2020 Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism.

The Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism, organized by the Massachusetts Service Alliance, is the biannual Massachusetts conference focused on volunteerism. Professionals come to the conference to develop their personal and professional skills, learn new ideas, network with peers and build the capacity of their organizations.

This year, the conference was held at the DCU Center in Worcester on May 7th, 2024.

Conference attendee? View workshop and lightning talk resources here.

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Our Sponsors


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Boston Cares Logo
Twelve Points Logo
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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Take a look at our sponsorship chart!

Our Keynote Speaker

A portrait image of Christal M. Cherry.

Christal M. Cherry, The Board Pro, worked 23 years as a nonprofit fundraiser serving higher education institutions, seminaries, and human service organizations. Now as a board consultant for nonprofits, she equips and empowers boards to support their missions and change the world. Her services as Principal and CEO of The Board Pro include recruitment, governance, fundraising, conflict resolution and diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging. 

Christal earned an MA in Counseling from Hampton University, a BA in Liberal Arts from Hofstra University and professional development certifications in nonprofit leadership, social media fundraising, and nonprofit management. She recently earned certification as a Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach and as a Nonprofit Board Consultant with Board Source. She is the founder and Chair of the Board of Directors for Fabulous Female Fundraisers, and she authored her first children’s book, Mac and Cheez, Being Different is Okay in 2021. Christal lives in Atlanta with her son Mac and her dog, Charlie.

Contact us about the 2024 Conference