Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

Calendar of Events - AL!VE
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Events available for Registration...

April AL!VE Academy: Make it Personal - Building Inclusion in Your Volunteer Corps: Success Stories, Cautionary Tales, and Practical Exercises
4/23/2021
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AL!VE Community of Practice: Animal Welfare
4/28/2021
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AL!VE Food Banks Communities of Practice Meeting, 3 PM Eastern
5/3/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar May 4, 2021 3 PM Eastern
5/4/2021
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5/5/21 - AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern
5/5/2021
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Local Associations PDW: Virtual Volunteer Fairs: How our Local Association Had A Successful Virtual Volunteer Fair!
5/18/2021
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AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All May 27, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
5/27/2021
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6/15 AL!VE Community of Practice - Job Transitioning and Leveling Up 1 PM P / 4 PM E
6/15/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar June 16, 2021 1 PM Eastern
6/16/2021
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6/22/21 AL!VE Health Care Communities of Practice Meeting Noon Eastern
6/22/2021
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AL!VE Food Banks Communities of Practice Meeting, July 5, 3 PM Eastern
7/5/2021
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7/7/21 - AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern
7/7/2021
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7/22/21 - AL!VE Cultural Arts Community of Practice 3 PM E
7/22/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar July 29, 2021 4 PM Eastern
7/29/2021
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8/10/21 AL!VE Health Care Communities of Practice Meeting Noon Eastern
8/10/2021
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8/17 AL!VE Community of Practice - Job Transitioning and Leveling Up 1 PM P / 4 PM E
8/17/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar September 13, 2021 3 PM Eastern
9/13/2021
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AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All September 14, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
9/14/2021
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10/6/21 AL!VE Health Care Communities of Practice Meeting Noon Eastern
10/6/2021
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Informational Mailing list -2021 Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Real Impact for the Real World- Presented by AL!VE - Better Impact - VMPC Oct 19 & 20, 2021
10/19/2021 - 10/20/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar October 27, 2021 2 PM Eastern
10/27/2021
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AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar December 2, 2021 1 PM Eastern
12/2/2021
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12/7/21 AL!VE Health Care Communities of Practice Meeting Noon Eastern
12/7/2021
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AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All December 9, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
12/9/2021
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Events in the next 45 days...
DateEvent
4/27/2021
AL!VE COP Book Club: Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People March 16-May 25

Join your peers for a book club discussion of 'Blind Spot:  Hidden Biases of Good People' by Mahzarin R Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
The discussions will begin on March 16 at 1  PM Eastern and continue every other week until May 25.  All times are 1 PM Eastern.

March 16 & March 30
April 13 & April 27
May 11 & May 25

If you've already read the book, great!  We'd love to hear your insights.  If not, please purchase and read the first two chapters by March 16 for the first meeting.

After registration, you will be emailed with the Zoom meeting link.

Remember, COP Groups are for AL!VE members only as a member benefit.  You are welcome to attend one if a non member, but should join thereafter.

 

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5/3/2021
AL!VE Food Banks Communities of Practice Meeting, 3 PM Eastern

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 other month, Mondays, from 3-4 PM Eastern.

5/3
7/5
9/6
11/1

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.

 

5/4/2021
AL!VE Member Welcome Webinar May 4, 2021 3 PM Eastern

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.

Jan 14, 2021 3 PM  (all times Eastern)
Feb 23, 1 PM
Mar 29, 2 PM
May 4, 3 PM 
June 16, 1 PM
July 29, 4 PM
Sept 13, 3 PM
Oct 27, 2 PM
Dec 2 , 2 PM

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
 

5/11/2021
AL!VE COP Book Club: Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People March 16-May 25

Join your peers for a book club discussion of 'Blind Spot:  Hidden Biases of Good People' by Mahzarin R Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
The discussions will begin on March 16 at 1  PM Eastern and continue every other week until May 25.  All times are 1 PM Eastern.

March 16 & March 30
April 13 & April 27
May 11 & May 25

If you've already read the book, great!  We'd love to hear your insights.  If not, please purchase and read the first two chapters by March 16 for the first meeting.

After registration, you will be emailed with the Zoom meeting link.

Remember, COP Groups are for AL!VE members only as a member benefit.  You are welcome to attend one if a non member, but should join thereafter.

 

more info...
5/18/2021
Local Associations PDW: Virtual Volunteer Fairs: How our Local Association Had A Successful Virtual Volunteer Fair!

May 18, 2021 3:30 Eastern

Virtual Volunteer Fairs: How our Local Association Had A Successful Virtual Volunteer Fair!

Join Jessica Dennes from SAVMA (Southern Arizona Volunteer Managers Association) as she outlines the process SAVMA took to produce a successful virtual volunteer fair in the fall of 2020.  

As volunteer roles transition, change, or remain online, this is a great way to expand your recruitment base in an efficient and fun way in your community, involving a variety of opportunities from your local association's membership.

During this presentation, Jessica will outline: 

Planning - who did what by when
Involving corporate partners - getting sponsorships
Media production - enlisting experienced volunteers to produce videos
Day of event - how it all went
What was learned and what they'll do different next time

This webinar is intended for leadership of Local Associations AL!VE members and recommended for those in leadership positions within your Local Association.  You can register as many as you like.


5/25/2021
AL!VE COP Book Club: Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People March 16-May 25

Join your peers for a book club discussion of 'Blind Spot:  Hidden Biases of Good People' by Mahzarin R Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald.
The discussions will begin on March 16 at 1  PM Eastern and continue every other week until May 25.  All times are 1 PM Eastern.

March 16 & March 30
April 13 & April 27
May 11 & May 25

If you've already read the book, great!  We'd love to hear your insights.  If not, please purchase and read the first two chapters by March 16 for the first meeting.

After registration, you will be emailed with the Zoom meeting link.

Remember, COP Groups are for AL!VE members only as a member benefit.  You are welcome to attend one if a non member, but should join thereafter.

 

more info...
5/27/2021
AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All May 27, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific

AL!VE Networking Event-Open to All May 27, 6 PM Eastern 3 PM Pacific
  Join us May 27 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.

 

4/23/2021
April AL!VE Academy: Make it Personal - Building Inclusion in Your Volunteer Corps: Success Stories, Cautionary Tales, and Practical Exercises

April AL!VE Academy Webinar - April 23, 2021 2 PM Eastern

Make it Personal - Building Inclusion in Your Volunteer Corps: Success Stories, Cautionary Tales, and Practical Exercises
Join Paula, Emilie and Nicole to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Listen to real-world examples examined in a critical and honest format. Understand bias, allyship, microaggressions, cultural competence and cultural humility. Get practical steps to build an inclusive culture in your volunteer program and organization. 

Presented by: Paula Allen, Emilie Bromet-Bauer, and Nicole Smith
 
About our presenters:

Paula Allen:  Paula is the Volunteer Program Specialist for Satellite Healthcare, a non-profit dialysis company making life better for those living with kidney disease. Paula has a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Museum Studies. She achieved her Certification in Volunteer Administration in April of 2019 and immediately began looking for ways to connect with the wider volunteer management community. Paula is the Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at ALIVE, and prizes the opportunity to work with other volunteer engagement professionals and the Board of AL!VE to advance inclusive and proactive practices. In her practice as a volunteer engagement professional she focuses on strategic planning, risk management, and diversity and inclusion.




Emilie Bromet-Bauer: As a recognized, professional volunteer and community engagement specialist, over the past 3 decades, she has developed and managed effective volunteer programs that are transformative for volunteers, organizations, and communities. These programs increase volunteer commitment, retention, and impact while leveraging volunteer and community engagement to build an organization’s capacity to achieve its goals.







Nicole R. Smith: Nicole is a Panamanian-American, workforce development specialist, published author of Game On! Relentlessly Pursue Your Dreams and the 101 Note-taking Affirmation Journal Series, dancer and motivational speaker. In 2019, She joined the Board of the Arts and Business Council of Miami, was listed as one of WLRN’s “Local Women Who Inspire You” and was selected as one of Legacy Miami’s MOST PROMINENT AND INFLUENTIAL BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY OF 2019.  She is the Volunteer and Internship Services Manager at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the  Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. She joined the Arsht Center in 2012 as a Marketing  Coordinator and remained in that role until she joined the Volunteer Services department in November  of 2014. She is currently responsible for managing 300+ volunteers and interns in all aspects of the  business including recruiting, training and team building. Smith continuously works with the Arsht Center’s Front of House team to staff more than 100 performances and programs presented by the  Center each year. She also leads the Center’s Internship Program which serves 13 departments and  offers a life-changing immersive learning experience to approximately 20 interns per semester. In addition, she is an Accountability Coach for Center’s Apprenticeship Program and has worked as a mentor with the School-to-Work Big Brothers Big Sisters program for two years.
 

4/28/2021
AL!VE Animal Welfare Community of Practice

Meetings will be held bimonthly (every 2 months) with the first meeting on Wednesday, April 28th at 8-9pm ET (5-6pm PT).

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.


5/4/2021
 -5/7/2021
America's Service Commissions National Service Training - virtual conference

America's Service Commissions (ASC) is pleased to announce that the 2021 National Service Training Conference will be held virtually from May 4 - 7, 2021

The purpose of ASC's National Service Training Conference is to support and guide national service leaders in growing their resources, tending to their specific needs, building their capacities, and creating a space for inspiration. The 2021 virtual conference will provide practical tools, while facilitating thoughtful discussions. 

‚ÄčThe theme for the 2021 training is "Take Action and Persevere", language that comes from the AmeriCorps Pledge. This theme recognizes the significant challenges that impacted all of us in 2020; and yet, AmeriCorps programs and Members lived up to their pledge to not sit idly by, but to take action and persevere during the hardest of times. 

For more information, visit their website.
 

5/5/2021
5/5/21 - AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

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.
 

5/7/2021
Antiracism 101

Join us for a virtual presentation and conversation* on antiracism. During this webinar, presenters and participants will define and discuss important terms, including racism, white supremacy, white privilege and white fragility. We will also practice responding to instances of racism that may show up in volunteer programs using various practice scenarios. Participants will leave with resources to address and dismantle racism. This webinar welcomes those who are newer to conversations on race and those who would like to share their knowledge and experiences with others.

*We believe that dismantling racism requires conversation. Therefore, this webinar will be highly interactive and will require you to be able to view the PowerPoint slides, use your audio to listen and microphone to speak to others. Please plan to join us from a setting that allows you to engage and participate fully.
 

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5/10/2021
 -5/19/2021
Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series - Virtual

Do you find yourself wondering how to work with volunteers more successfully? Are you ready to take your volunteer engagement skills to a new level? Expand your professional effectiveness and knowledge for working with volunteers through the virtual Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series, offered by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA).

This four half-days training opportunity provides a comprehensive exploration of key volunteer management processes using a diversity, equity and inclusion lens. Join MAVA and volunteer engagement leaders from across the globe to explore topics ranging from designing volunteer positions to risk management to evaluating the impact of volunteer involvement. You will leave with new ideas, useful tools and a Certificate in Volunteer Impact Leadership from MAVA. Read more about the training.

2021 Schedule
All training times are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CT) each day.
May August
Day 1: Monday, May 10
Day 2: Wednesday, May 12
Day 3: Monday, May 17
Day 4: Wednesday, May 19
Day 1: Tuesday, August 3
Day 2: Thursday, August 5
Day 3: Tuesday, August 10
Day 4: Thursday, August 12
September December
Day 1: Tuesday, September 21
Day 2: Thursday, September 23
Day 3: Tuesday, September 28
Day 4: Thursday, September 30
Day 1: Wednesday, December 1
Day 2: Friday, December 3
Day 3: Wednesday, December 8
Day 4: Friday, December 10

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5/11/2021
 -5/13/2021
2021 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference (Virtual)

The annual Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference will be held virtually this year, May 11-13, 2021, featuring 20+ workshops led by industry experts in the categories of Capacity Building, Volunteer Management, and Personal/Professional Development. The conference is a leading event for organizations and individuals making a difference in their communities. The theme for this year's event is "Service and Volunteerism: Lighting the Way in Challenging Times." Presented by the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services and the Virginia Service Foundation, this highly-interactive conference will also offer multiple opportunities to network with nonprofit and volunteer manager peers. The event is open to the public and is ideal for volunteer service leaders, nonprofit executives, faith-based organization leaders, and government agency personnel. Our special discounted Early Bird registration rate of $100 is available through March 19, 2021. Regular registration following that date is still only $125. 

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5/12/2021
AL!VE Academy Webinar May 12 @ 2 PM E: Saying No to the Wrong Things So We Can Say Yes to the Right Things, Presented by Alana Knoppow

AL!VE Academy Webinar May 12 @ 2 PM E:  

Saying No to the Wrong Things So We Can Say Yes to the Right Things, Presented by Alana Knoppow


In this presentation, we will discuss the importance of setting professional boundaries for both ourselves and our volunteer programs. Participants will be encouraged to advocate for themselves, and will learn tips for reestablishing themselves in their professional roles. The presenter will work with participants to build confidence, so that they will leave feeling empowered to take charge of their volunteer programs in new ways.

About the Presenter:
Alana Knoppow is the Volunteer Program Manager for Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice. Starting as a Volunteer Program Coordinator in 2013, Alana was promoted to the regional manager role in 2016. Prior to that, Alana was the Volunteer Program Coordinator and Marketing Associate for the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley ReStore. Alana has also assisted in volunteer coordination at Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan, and Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County. Alana earned her bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in biological anthropology from the University of Michigan. Alana returned to the University of Michigan to complete her master of social work, with concentrations in aging and management, and a minor in interpersonal practice. Alana is passionate about empowering volunteer management professionals to advocate for their needs, and about elevating our profession. She is a founding member and community moderator at VolunteerPro, and a committee member with the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement. Alana has enjoyed several years as a pet therapy volunteer visiting older adults. She enjoys spending time at home with her husband and dogs.

5/13/2021
 -5/14/2021
Texas Volunteer Management Conference


Established in 1991, the Texas Volunteer Management Conference is the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals throughout Texas and the U.S. Throughout its history, the conference has provided an opportunity to learn from top level speakers, trainers and leaders who are outstanding in their fields. The conference was established and hosted by the Dallas Association of Directors of Volunteers (DADV), the Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) of Tarrant County and VolunteerNow who continue to be valued partners.

The 2021 Texas Volunteer Management Conference theme is Shaping the Future of Volunteerism. The year 2020 was one of great uncertainty and instability. Many volunteer programs were put on hold while others were ramped up to accommodate the growing needs of their communities. We are all left to answer the same question, where do we go from here? At TVMC 2021, we will explore how we can shape the future of volunteerism through improving our ability to adapt to change, think innovatively about volunteer engagement and prepare for the return of normalcy. Let’s collaboratively turn challenges into opportunities to shape the future of our field and grow as professionals.


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5/18/2021
Rural Programs COP (managing programs in Rural or Frontier Communities)

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:

5/20/2021
Volunteer Engagement Check-In: Bringing Volunteers Back

Businesses are reopening, more and more people are getting vaccinated and slowly life is returning to normal (whatever that means). Is it? Is it time to bring volunteers back into action? Where to start, especially for volunteers that have been absent for over a year? How about vaccinations, PPE and social distancing? What do you want to know about opening the doors to volunteers and how to implement new policies? Join this FREE networking session with fellow volunteer engagement leaders to share questions and ideas on how to be strategic, flexible and calm in planning to bring volunteers back into your program. 

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5/28/2021
CCVA Information Sessions for 2021 CVA Candidates

Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one  of our informational webinars.

These webinars will NOT be recorded or shared with participants once they have concluded. Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.
 
May 28, 2021 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvceispjIqG9T2YJj1I65BHF6L46nAnbQt

Jul 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcO-qqD8sGdE0dOTYgSGVxyCQMgpytg8_

Aug 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdOGtqDIiEt22Tr6cRgbtqv6z8QVMYG2k .
 
Nov 2, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOqgrjotGtbqieKtJOEEBlcL5v9nWEb4

Would you like to host a CCVA Information Session for a group of 20 0r more? If so, please contact us at execdir@cvacert.org






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