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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 24, @ 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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1/24/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


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.   

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2/1/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


 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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2/9/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


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:   
All times 2 PM Eastern: 
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
 June 21
July 19
 August 16
September 20
 October 18
November 15
December 20
For more information, contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

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2/15/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


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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2/23/20221:00pm to 2:00pm


Sticky Situations: Marketing and Media Magic for Volunteer Engagement - Presented by Dana Litwin, CVA

"Sticky” is a marketing term to describe a message that is understandable, memorable, and effective in changing thought or behavior, and keeps people highly engaged. Learn the same media and marketing techniques used by the top global corporations to deepen engagement in your community and recruit volunteer talent, even with little or no budget. By the end of this session, participants will have the knowledge and resources to make their engagement and recruitment messaging more sticky.

About our Presenter: 
Dana Litwin, CVA, is a globally recognized strategic advisor, keynote speaker, and thought leader in volunteerism-tech-trends and civic service. Since 2002 she has guided organizations in California's Silicon Valley and nationwide to produce breakthrough volunteer and community engagement programs. Dana is the creator of the YouTube series  “Priceless Advice for Leaders of Volunteers”, served as President of the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE), and is a founder and facilitator of the multi-sector National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement. 



Register below via zoom!  You will receive a confirmation and reminders before the event.

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2/25/20222:00pm to 3:15pm


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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3/1/20223:00pm 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

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

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3/2/20221:00pm to 2:00pm


Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!
In this 30 minute call, we will highlight:
  • Member benefits
  • Resources
  • Where to find them, share the
  • Associations goals for 2022
  • Discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level
  • Bring your own topic - have a question you need to discuss? We're happy to connect.

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

Can't make this meeting?  Check out 2022 dates on our calendar.

Jan 19,  1 PM  (all times Eastern)
March 3, Noon
April 12, 3 PM
May 25, 1 PM 
June 28, 3 PM
August 4, Noon
Sept 21, 1 PM
Nov 2, 3 PM
Dec 8 , Noon

We look forward to seeing you online!
 

 

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3/3/2022Varies - see calendar



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 14, 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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3/4/202212:00pm 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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3/10/2022Noon Eastern


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:   
All times 2 PM Eastern: 
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
 June 21
July 19
 August 16
September 20
 October 18
November 15
December 20
For more information, contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

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3/15/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


All are welcome to join our quarterly networking social for anyone involved in Volunteer Engagement.

Feel free to leave early or come late as your schedule allows.  Connect and network with your peers for live discussions on a variety of topics.  We will have a theme prepared, or bring your own and we will discuss!

Door prizes, networking and camaraderie will be on hand.  Don't miss it!

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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3/16/20225:30pm to 7:00pm


Save the Date!  Registration opens soon

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3/17/202212:00pm to 1:00pm


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, March 21, @ 2 PM Eastern.  Subsequent meetings are 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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3/21/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


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