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Rural Communities of Practice (COP)
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.

To register to attend,  click on the link below (you will need to register separately for each quarterly meeting).  For any questions about this, please contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, COP facilitator 

To learn more about AL!VE's Communities of Practice, visit our website.

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2/18/2020 



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  









  Kelli Crawford
  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. 

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2/21/2020 


Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!  in this 30 minute call, We will highlight member benefits, resources, and where to find them, share the Associations goals for 2020, and discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level. 

All members are invited to attend!  Considering membership?  You're also welcome to attend to learn more.

Can't make this meeting?  Check out these other dates on our calendar:
 
Mon April 6 @ 3:30 PM E
Tues May 19 @ Noon E
Thurs June 25 @ 3 PM E
Mon Aug 3 @ 3:30 PM E
Wed Sept 16 @ 1 PM E
Tues Nov 3 @ Noon E
Mon Dec 14 @ 3 PM E

We look forward to seeing you online!

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2/26/2020 


This is a free webinar sponsored by Sterling Volunteers.  For more information, visit their website.

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3/12/2020 


March 18, 2PM Eastern
The Accidental Trainer:  Developing Immersive Learning as Part of Your Volunteer Engagement Strategy

As a Leader of Volunteer Engagement, are you called upon to lead learning initiatives for your organization and your volunteers? 
 
How prepared are you to create interactive, highly engaging learning events that enhance learning through self-discovery?  Sessions that draw learners into their own rich and timely learning experience?  Learning events that do more than just run through a prepared presentation and a stack of text-laden PowerPoint slides?  Shared learning time that amply prepares learners to apply what they learned, perform more effectively, and achieve better results for your mission?  All while immersing them in a more meaningful, enjoyable experience?    
 
If you wish to elevate your learning content design and facilitation knowledge, skills and acumen, this is the session for you!  Your volunteers deserve it, because the way they are engaged while learning is part of their engagement equation in support of your organization and your mission! 

Presented by:  Barry Altland  
Barry Altland is a speaker, thought leader, non-profit executive and published author of the book, “Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer,” a simple guide for feeding the passion of those who serve. 
 
Barry blends world-class leadership principles from the for-profit world with his own numerous experiences as a volunteer and leader of volunteers to offer a fresh perspective on volunteer engagement.


 

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3/18/2020 

AL!VE Academy Partner Webinar: Finding the right questions to get the right answers for recruiting volunteers! Presented by VSys One
Volunteer leadership is a challenging and rewarding career field. Until you are in the role, you cannot completely comprehend what it is, and your role continually changes. Volunteer leaders are both a mystery and a phenomenon. Navigating the role and the “loose expectations” is often left up to you, the volunteer leader. You are often allowed to define your role and expected to produce proof you are succeeding. If we don’t ask the right questions, we will never get the right answers. This very brief “tour of the volunteer process” seeks to ask if you can communicate to your community the true impact your volunteers provide. This is an opportunity to look beyond the age-old questions typically asked of volunteer leaders: ï‚· How many volunteers did you have last year? ï‚· And how many hours did they serve? Volunteering is about people, the mission and impact this partnership has on a community. Volunteer leaders should be able to tell the story. Discover how you can tell your success story and be able to impact real decision-making in your organization!



About the presenter:

Jacquie Karr-Zlotnicki, B.A. Solutions Specialist VSys One by Bespoke Software



Sharing my passion for volunteerism, I help organizations and volunteer resource leaders with seamless technology tools to start, manage, evaluate and grow your unique volunteer program’s success. With 14 years of service as a Volunteer Services Director and proficiency in streamlining processes, I can help you tell the story of how volunteers impact your organization and community. A University of Michigan graduate, with 30 years of experience in both non-profit and global for-profit business sectors, it is a privilege to help empower you to exceed your goals regardless of your industry, size and geography.

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