Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

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 The  Advisory Boards & Committees COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 

 Meeting times are 3 PM Eastern on:
December 8, 2021
Feb 9
April 6
June 8
Aug 3
Oct 5
Dec 7

For more information, contact COP facilitator Marcelle Austin.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.

 

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12/8/20213:00pm to 4:00pm


AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All December 9, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
  Join us December 9 from 6-7:30 Eastern for a networking social. Feel free to leave early or come late as your schedule allows.  Connect and network with your peers for a live discussions.

Open to all in the field of volunteer engagement.  We look forward to seeing you!  Upon registration you will receive the log in information.

 

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12/9/2021 


2022 National Service Training Call for Proposals
 
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 31, 2021
 
America's Service Commissions, in partnership with state service commissions, is pleased to release a Call for Proposals for the 2022 National Service Training regional events.
 
Interested workshop presenters should submit proposals no later than midnight Eastern Time on December 31. Please review the Call for Proposals Guidelines prior to submission for complete details.
 
The theme for the 2022 trainings is “Shaping the Future.” We encourage workshop sessions that speak to how we want to shape the future of AmeriCorps and service for programs, commissions, and our local communities.
 
The 2022 National Service Training events will happen in three regions:
April 26-28, 2022: Midwest/North Central/South Central Region · Milwaukee, WI · Hosted by Serve Wisconsin
May 17-19, 2022: Mid-Atlantic/Northeast/Southeast Region · Burlington, VT · Hosted by SerVermont
June 1-3, 2022: Mountain/West Region · Albuquerque, NM · Hosted by Serve New Mexico
The primary audiences for these events are AmeriCorps State program and fiscal staff, state service commission staff, and commissioners. While not a primary audience, all other streams of national service — including National, Tribal, VISTA, NCCC, AmeriCorps Seniors, and VGF — are welcome and invited to attend.
 
Please review the Call for Proposals Guidelines and a copy of the full Submission Form in PDF for reference and planning purposes, including theme, workshop topics of interest, event purpose, session formats, proposal selection, and presenter costs.
 
For proposal-related questions, please contact Elisa Gleeson at egleeson@statecommissions.org or (940) 224-3937.

Visit www.nationalservicetraining.org for up-to-date event information.
 
Submit your proposal(s) by midnight Eastern Time on Friday, December 31, 2021 via our online submission form.
 

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12/26/2021
-12/31/2021
8:00am to 5:00pm


Meetings will be held bimonthly (every 2 months) with the first meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT).  Following meetings will be 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern:   
Dec 29, 2021
Feb 23,2022
April 27, 2022
June 29, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
October 26, 2022
December 28, 2022


The COP - Animal Welfare is designed to include a broad range of animal welfare organizations such as animal shelters, rescue groups, foster-based programs, sanctuaries, direct care for animals, and humane education programs. The objective of this COP is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices. This informal venue encourages open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer leaders in the animal welfare field.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.


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12/29/20211:00pm to 2:00pm


Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.  This COP is facilitated by Christina Basey, CVA of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.  This COP will meet every month on the first Tuesday of the month @ 3 PM Eastern.

Jan 4
Feb 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
Aug 2
Sept 6
Oct 4
Nov 1
Dec 6
 
 

For more information, contact Christina here.

To register, please continue with this form.  You'll receive the log in information and reminders after registration. 

Remember, you need to register for each event listed individually.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.   

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1/4/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


This is the meeting for the  AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice.  This meeting is open for AL!VE members and all volunteer engagement professionals (first one is free, the subsequent will be for members only).

The call will last one hour and will focus specifically on volunteer programs with transportation as a volunteer role.

After registering, you'll be emailed a zoom link to the event.  We will send a reminder too!

We look forward to connecting with you!

Calls will be held on (please sign up for each event so we can send you reminders!):
All times Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

 
January 5, 2022
March 2, 2022
May 4, 2022
July 6, 2022

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1/5/2022Noon Central



AL!VE Community of Practice (COP) : Capacity Building

Who helps the helpers?  Capacity builders do! Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future.  Do you work with volunteers that help other nonprofits in this way?  Join this Community of Practice as we talk about our roles in supporting volunteers help build capacity for other nonprofits.  United Ways, Volunteer Centers, incubators, and consulting oriented nonprofits are welcome to attend!


All times Noon Eastern - 9 AM Pacific
November 5,2021
January 7, 2022
March 4, 2022

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.

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1/7/202212:00pm to 1:00pm


CVA Study Group 
Spring  2022 study group is now open! The study group is a member benefit from AL!VE open to all members preparing for the Spring 2022 exam and will be led by facilitators who have earned their CVA certification. The study schedule is based on reading two chapters of the CVA textbook, discussing those chapters and reviewing sample test questions during the meetings.  Times and dates of future study groups are: 
Spring 2022 Schedule-  will be Wednesday at 12pm ET- one hour sessions:
January 12- 12pm ET- Introduction to CVA Study Group Resources - required to join the CVA Study Group.  Fill out the interest form here.
February 2-March 23- 12pm ET- 8 sessions

If you're interested in learning more about the Certification in Volunteer Administration in general, visit the CCVA website for information sessions about the exam and application and upcoming information sessions from CCVA.   

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1/12/202212:00pm to 1:00pm


This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those involved in managing volunteers or programs in health care settings such as hospitals, hospice, Blood Banks, Health care facilities, long-term health centers, etc.  Health care can have some unique situations, requirements, and environments for volunteers!  Join your colleagues in discussion about your questions, situations, needs, and share your experiences with others as well.  Let’s support each other! 

Upon registering, we will email you the meeting log in information (and a reminder, too).

For more information about this COP, please contact Angela Wiliiamson, Health Care COP facilitator.  

Look forward to seeing you there!

To learn more about AL!VE Community of Practice, visit our website.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  

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1/13/2022Noon Eastern


Early Childhood Education Programs such as Head Start,  Being a volunteer manager for Early Childhood Education is great- who doesn’t want to rock babies?  Being in a category with young children and government regulations there are certain unique challenges for volunteers, such as Level 2 background Checks, In-kind donations, many trainings, and long placement times.  This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 
 
Our meeting will be on Monday, January 17, @ 2 PM Eastern.  Subsequent meetings are March 21, May 16 & July 18, 2022
Please pre-register so that we may prepare and send you reminders
If you have any questions, please contact Jean Ward COP Facilitator.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.

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1/17/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


Rural Community of Practice 
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.
2022 Meetings will be held:   

January 18
 
March 15
 
May 17
 
July 19
 
September 20
 
November 15

For more information, contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

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1/18/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


AL!VE Parks & Recreation Community of Practice

The Parks & Recreation Lunch and Learn COP is designed to include a broad range of topics regarding urban and rural parks, botanical gardens, parks, and nature preserves. The objective of this COP is to connect volunteer engagement professionals within these organizations to share resources and best practices.

This informal venue encourages open discussions for anyone seeking or offering advice in tackling the unique challenges facing volunteer engagement professionals in the Parks & Rec field. Bring your lunch/brunch and beverage! If you're not sure if you fit with us, please join us!
 
This COP is facilitated by
Meagan Patterson, Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Volunteer Manager
Yvonne Dunphe, Five Rivers Metroparks, Volunteer Coordinator
Susan Czaplicki, Richfield Heritage Preserve, Volunteer Coordinator

This COP will meet on Thursday, November 18th, from noon-1pm Eastern.  
Future dates are listed below, but you must sign up for each (they are already on the calendar)
Jan 20, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern.  
March 17, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
May 19, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
July 21, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
Sept 15, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
Nov 17, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern

*Note:  Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.
 
For more information please contact:
Megan Patterson 
Yvonne Dunphe
Susan Czaplicki 

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1/20/202212:00pm to 1:00pm


Appreciating Volunteer Management as a Step on Your Career Ladder
Session Description: You know the term ‘career ladder’ but does your career appear to be more of a step ladder or a large telescoping ladder? Too often our organization’s leadership views volunteer management as a folding step stool with limited height versus that telescoping ladder that can take us wherever we want to reach. 
In this session, we will discuss how those in volunteer management can better advocate and educate the leadership of our organizations to recognize the skills we use every day as viable steps on our personal career ladder.

Register below via the Zoom webinar link.

About our Presenter:
For 30+ years, Mary Beth Harrington has been one of the nonprofit sectors most passionate supporters. Her career path is unique, rather than focusing on a particular sector she has worked with a variety of nonprofits from Aids organizations to zoos.


Harrington’s experience supports her ability to speak on almost any nonprofit topic. A prolific presenter Harrington has presented for International Association of Volunteer Administrators, Meals on Wheels of America, Habitat for Humanity International, US Tennis Association and countless state, local and individual groups. Her resume includes serving as Director of Curriculum & Development at San Antonio Area Foundation, Director of Agency Relations at Volunteer Center of North Texas, and Director of Community Outreach at Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO).  
Harrington currently travels the country speaking at conferences and to individual organizations articulating issues facing our nonprofit community; urging nonprofits to welcome new leadership, collaborate to be more effective, develop their boards to be more sustainable and recognize the value of their volunteer program.  
Prior to her experience in nonprofits, Harrington spent ten years in the private sector in the field of public relations and advertising promoting everything from a building implosion to psychiatric hospitals and cinnamon rolls!
A native of Texas, Harrington recently moved to the Pacific Northwest where she shares her home with her husband Rick, four cats and her beloved dogs Rugby Roo and Truly Scrumptious (photos available upon request).

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1/26/20222:00pm to 3:30pm


Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP
Join in the conversation about volunteers programs that manages volunteers who respond during an emergency.  This is a very broad range from citizen corps, Red Cross, government, state, federal and non-profit.  Share success and struggles during blue skies, gray skies and black skies.  How to keep your volunteers engaged year around when things are (enter Q word here).  Between meetings, share burning questions or share resources on the Emergency Response Volunteer Programs message board here https://mms.volunteeralive.org/members/forum/board_list.php (Must be signed in to Member Log In).  This is where we can share best practices, ask questions, brag, vent and connect. 

This COP meets at 2 PM Eastern on :

January 27
April 28
July 28
October 27

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  You can learn more here.

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1/27/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.  This COP is facilitated by Christina Basey, CVA of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.  This COP will meet every month on the first Tuesday of the month @ 3 PM Eastern.

Jan 4
Feb 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
Aug 2
Sept 6
Oct 4
Nov 1
Dec 6
 
 

For more information, contact Christina here.

To register, please continue with this form.  You'll receive the log in information and reminders after registration. 

Remember, you need to register for each event listed individually.

Communities of Practice are an AL!VE member benefit; however, anyone is welcome to attend their first meeting with out being a member.  After your first meeting, you must join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.   

more info...
2/1/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


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