AL!VE Academy Feb 21, 2020: Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement: Who, What, Why, and How 1 PM E, 10 AM P
February AL!VE Academy:
Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement: Who, What, Why, and How
1 PM Eastern, 10 AM Pacific
Advocacy is the responsibility of every leader and manager of volunteer engagement. Advocacy is also the responsibility of every association and organization that represents and supports the needs of a particular group of people, an association like AL!VE. In fulfilling this responsibility, AL!VE will be offering a series of AL!VE Academy webinars about different aspects of advocacy and volunteer engagement professionals.
This is the first of four AL!VE Academy webinars in 2020 that will introduce the basics and more advanced issues about advocacy, and will serve as a foundation for later webinars.
Presented by a panel, including:
Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA Emilie Bromet-Bauer, CVA, MA has over 30 years of experience leading volunteer engagement and developing volunteer management systems for organizations in a variety of industries. She served on the board of AL!VE for nine years and continues to volunteer as a member of AL!VE's Program and Advocacy Committee. She helped develop NAVE, the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement, and participates in NAVE's Research and Accreditation workgroup. Emilie stays involved in the field through coaching, consulting, and writing, including the chapter “Advocacy in Volunteer Administration” in the CCVA text, Volunteer administration: professional practice. In her work, Emilie promotes the application of research and critical thinking to the practice of volunteer management, organizational development, civic engagement, and social change. She believes in the transformative power of volunteering for the volunteer, organization, and society, and the role of the volunteer engagement leader in facilitating this transformation.
North Carolina, South Eastern Region
Volunteer Coordinator and Curator of Collections, Greensboro Science Center
A North Carolina native, Kelli earned a Bachelor's and a Master's in History with a focus on Museum Studies. She originally envisioned working in a history museum but was bitten by the volunteer management bug when she interned for the Greensboro Science Center. When offered a full time position to stay on at the GSC after I completing her Master's, she jumped at the chance because it meant continuing to work with the GSC volunteers. Those volunteers trusted Kelli to lead them and they have taught her a lot along the way. In seven years, she has grown the corps of volunteers by 300%, built a talented team in our Volunteer Office and doubled our budget. That growth has been a product of hard work from her staff and our volunteers as well as advocacy for the volunteer management profession both within our organization and at a national level through her work on the Volunteer Management Committee with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She is especially passionate about advocating for our profession because she remembers what it was like to be a new volunteer manager who struggled at the onset. Kelli wants to help new and veteran volunteer managers build on their successes, overcome their challenges and elevate our profession.