Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

AL!VE - Event Information

Event Name:Communities of Practice- Rural Communities 2 PM Eastern, 11 AM Pacific
Event Type(s):Meeting

A Community of Practice is a group of volunteer engagement professionals that meets virtually to share issues, strategies and best practices, get and receive colleagues' support, make connections, and provide an opportunity to share information, experiences, and resources specific to the industry/structure or community they serve.

NEW: Multiple Locations/Affiliates Communities of Practice
Date and Time TBD by group

Calling all volunteer management professionals who work at an organization with multiple locations or affiliates!

You are invited to join an exclusive community dedicated to solving the issues you are facing. AL!VE is forming a community of practice to include leading national and international nonprofits responsible for supporting volunteer engagement throughout their organizations. Volunteer engagement staff at a nonprofit with multiple locations are often supporting volunteer managers, rather than directly supporting volunteers.  Discussion topics will be guided by member needs, but can include sharing around risk management and data protection, creating virtual training for multiple locations, and connecting our work to Sustainable Development Goals. 

For more information or to join, contact Allyson Drinnon, COP facilitator, at

Rural Communities of Practice
July 24th and October 15th
2pm EST / 11am PST
Communities of Practice - Link to Join Below

Volunteer Engagement Professionals in small towns face unique challenges and opportunities that aren’t always addressed by advice intended for city-based audiences. There are also fewer opportunities to connect with others doing similar work across the country. That’s what led to the creation of AL!VE’s Community of Practice (CoP) for volunteer engagement professionals in rural communities.

OCTOBER 15 Our presenter is Shannon Stewart, AmeriCorps Program Director at Rural Action in Athens, Ohio. Her photo is attached.
Join us for the next Rural Communities of Practice webinar where we will discuss partnerships and collaboration in rural communities. Shannon Stewart, AmeriCorps Program Director at Rural Action in Athens, Ohio, will discuss why partnerships are so important in rural communities and provide tips and resources to find and build mutually effective partnerships to deepen community impact.  There will be ample time for discussion so bring your thoughts, questions, challenges, and successes with building partnerships in rural communities.

For any questions about this, please contact Michelle Raymer, COP facilitator, at

Event Date:7/24/2019
Event Time:2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
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