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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.
2021 Meetings will be held:  Jan 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 & November 16. 

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



 

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1/19/2021 


January ALIVE Academy:  Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms That Engage Volunteers
    January 22, 2021 1:00-2:30 PM E

Injecting practices of DEI and anti-racism is a must for the long-term sustainability of any institution engaging volunteers. Participants will learn how to more purposefully design volunteer engagement mechanisms within the formalized institutes where they work and support while exploring centuries old social and cultural context that has shaped our understanding of volunteerism as a western nation.

Presented via Zoom

About the Presenter:
Jerome Tennille, MSL, CVA


Learn more about Jerome here.

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1/22/2021 


CCVA is hosting an informational webinar for those interested in earning their Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2021.


January 25, 2021  at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOCgqD8vE9zCaIe9hylRsPZSgjPhc_3s
 

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1/25/2021 


Announcing our newest Community of Practice! 
This COP was created for leaders of volunteers in the Cultural Arts (Performing Arts Theaters, Museums, Aquariums, Zoos etc) to discuss subjects such as recruiting, diversity, retention etc. as it relates to our sector.  Led by Nicole Smith, Manager of Volunteer and Internship Services, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  The first meeting is free; subsequent are for AL!VE members only as an exclusive member benefit.
 
Dates (all dates 3 PM Eastern):
10/22/20
1/28/2021
4/22/2021
7/22/2021

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1/28/2021 


February 10,  1 PM Eastern: 

No “One Right Way”: Imagining New Systems for Volunteer Engagement
One characteristic of white supremacy culture is the idea that there is “one right way” to do things. There are many ways in which volunteer engagement systems reflect this characteristic; for example, the formal processes for onboarding volunteers, the requirement of an ongoing commitment for certain roles, and the limited voice volunteers may have in how services are delivered. MAVA recently held a series of listening sessions with BIPOC volunteers in the Twin Cities to learn more about the barriers put up by the “one right way” mentality, along with brainstorming other ways of engaging volunteers that are more inclusive and equitable. In this session we’ll discuss the key themes of what interviewed volunteers had to say and share their ideas – along with ways we’ve seen these ideas in action – for making “many different ways” a norm in volunteerism. 

About the presenter:  

Lisa Joyslin (She/Her/Hers)


Lisa Joyslin is the Equity and Inclusion Manager at the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA).  Her work is focused on learning how to address systemic inequities in volunteer engagement systems to better engage communities of color as volunteers at nonprofit and government organizations.  Lisa has worked in the field of
volunteer engagement for nearly 15 years, including 4 years as the Volunteer Services Officer for the Red Cross Minnesota Region and positions at multiple volunteer centers. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Minnesota.
 

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2/10/2021 


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 2021, 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 2021 dates on our calendar.

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
 

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2/23/2021 


This meeting is for the  AL!VE Health Care Community of Practice.  This meeting is for AL!VE Members.  

The call will last one hour and will focus specifically on volunteer programs with in health care settings. 

To learn more about our communities of practice, see our website
 

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3/3/2021 


Navigating Difficult Situations: Effective Solutions for Everyday Challenges
Volunteers who over commit and under deliver. Individuals who don’t follow protocols – but never in front of you. A colleague who resists working with volunteers. A Board member who views volunteers as merely free labor. We all encounter difficult situations at some point. Add in the challenge of hundreds of unique personalities, and we are bound to encounter sticky situations on a regular basis. Learn how to address some of the most common challenging situations, gain strategies to avoid such situations in the future, take the emotion out of tricky conversations, and protect your organization’s best interests while getting the most out of volunteer contributions.


About our Presenter:
Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies
Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. As a Service Enterprise Trainer, she has also trained and supported dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director for education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist.

Register below via Zoom.  We'll send you the login information and a reminder.
 

 

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3/3/2021 


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 link to the event.  We will send a reminder too!

We look forward to connecting with you!

Note: This message will be recorded and you can view later.  Registrants will receive a follow up email how to access the recording.
 

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3/3/2021 


AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All March 9, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
  Join us March 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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3/9/2021 


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.
2021 Meetings will be held:  Jan 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 & November 16. 

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

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3/16/2021 


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