Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
February 2024 AL!VE Academy: “B.A.S.I.D.E.” in Volunteer Appreciation: Belonging | Accessibility | Safety | Inclusion | Diversity | Equity
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
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AL!VE Academy Webinars
Event Description
February 2024 AL!VE Academy:   "B.A.S.I.D.E.” in Volunteer Appreciation: Belonging | Accessibility | Safety | Inclusion | Diversity | Equity

In this presentation, volunteer engagement professionals will be provided with actionable steps and practices to improve their volunteer appreciation and recognition strategies. The principles of Belonging, Accessibility, Safety, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity, and their relevance to our work with volunteers, will be illuminated upon. The topic of appreciation events, as well as everyday recognition, will be discussed at length, and participants will be invited to share their own successes and learning experiences in these areas. Participants will also be provided with tangible resources to take with them.

About our Presenter:
Alana Knoppow is the Volunteer Program Manager at Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has been managing volunteers for over a decade across numerous nonprofits, including Hospice of Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, Visiting Nurse Association, and Jewish Family Services. Alana holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, focusing on aging, organizational management, and interpersonal practice. She is passionate about empowering volunteer management professionals to advocate for their needs, and about elevating our profession. She is a founding member of VolunteerPro, and has served on the Board of ALIVE, with involvement in the DEAI Committee. Alana volunteers her time providing pet therapy visits in her local community.

AL!VE Academy Webinars on any DEAI topic are free for everyone. The general public is welcome to attend, and will receive a copy of the slide deck, recording, and attendance certificate upon request. If you registered as a Local association member, please be sure you have listed your local association's acronym or name in the registration. Learn more about AL!VE membership at our website.
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