Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

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

AL!VE Local Association Leadership Professional Development: Keeping it Real in Challenging Times
6/22/2022
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AL!VE Transportation Community of Practice Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern Jan 5, Mar 2, May 4, July 6
7/6/2022
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AL!VE COP: Early Childhood Education Jan 24, May 16, July 18
7/18/2022
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Book Club COP - The Power of Moments May 9, May 23, Jun 6, June 20, July 11, July 25, Aug 8
8/8/2022
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Parks & Recreation COP Jan 20, Mar 17, May 19, Jul 21, Sept 15
9/15/2022
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Informational Mailing list -2022 Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference - Impact evaluation: Data that matters and creating the right story- Presented by AL!VE - Better Impact - VMPC Oct 18 & 19, 2022
10/18/2022 - 10/19/2022
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National Networks COP Feb 28, April 25, June 27, Aug 22, Oct 24
10/24/2022
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Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP Jan 27, April 28, July 28, Oct 27
10/27/2022
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Health Care COP Meeting Noon Eastern Jan 13, Mar 10, May 12, Jul 14, Sept 8, Nov 10
11/10/2022
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AL!VE Networking Social - Open to All
12/5/2022
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Food Banks COP - First Tuesday of Every Month
12/6/2022
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Advisory Boards & Committees COP Feb 9, April 6, June 8, Aug 3, Oct 5, Dec 7
12/7/2022
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome!
12/8/2022
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Animal Welfare COP Feb 23, April 27, June 29, Aug 31, Oct 26, Dec 28
12/28/2022
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Museums COP March 24, May 26, Aug 18, Oct 27, Jan 26
1/26/2023
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Events in the month of May 2022
DateEvent
5/2/2022
Council For Certification in Volunteer Administration

Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one of our informational webinars.  Hear from current CVAs and bring all your questions.
Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

To learn more and register, visit their website.

5/3/2022
Food Banks COP

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.   

5/4/2022
Transportation COP 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 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

May 4, 2022
July 6, 2022

5/6/2022
May AL!VE Academy Webinar:  Understanding the Challenges Volunteer Administrators Face: Results from a Recent Research Study

May AL!VE Academy Webinar:  Understanding the Challenges Volunteer Administrators Face: Results from a
Recent Research Study

Presented by David Thorne, Ed. D.

This session explores a recent study on volunteer administrators in the United States.
Results show differences and similarities across volunteer administration groups.
Participants will learn the top challenges facing volunteer administrators along with
common management practices. Participants will also have an opportunity to reflect and
share the top challenges they’re facing while examining, exploring similarities and
differences across groups. The session will help administrators understand how their
context may influence how they should best lead volunteers.
- Explore the top challenges facing volunteer administrators today.
- Find out what challenges are context specific and what challenges are universal.
- Discover the most applied management practices.
- Learn how “context matters” when applying management practices.

About our presenter: 
David currently lives in Cleveland, OH. with his wife and three boys. Most nights you
can find him on a soccer field coaching. He developed a passion for effective volunteer
management while helping start two growing churches in the city. These churches work
closely with local schools, police, government, and other nonprofits to address
community concerns. He holds a masters in practical theology, counseling,
management and leadership and has recently earned a doctorate in leadership studies.
His research focuses on effective volunteer leadership. David presently works at
Missional Marketing helping churches and nonprofits grow their online presence.

AL!VE Academy Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  The general public is welcome to attend, but will be billed $25 after attending 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.

5/9/2022
Book Club COP - The Power of Moments

2022 AL!VE Book Club COP - The book club begins May 9, 2022 and runs for seven weeks.  This discussion group is designed for those who can attend all sessions, not on a drop in basis and registration will close May 9.   The book clubwill be facilitated by Darlene Laird, CVA, AL!VE Board Member and Skilled Volunteer Strategy and Engagement Manager for Habitat for Humanity International.

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath & Dan Heath is a book discussion COP and is open to all AL!VE   members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The book “explores why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us – and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.”  We will reflect upon ways we can use the use the elements of defining moments to create meaningful volunteer experiences and with an eye toward our rapidly changing and more tech-dependent world.
Participation in the book club offers members the following opportunities:
  • Learn new concepts from people outside of their organization and think about how to apply them in their volunteer management work. 
  • Learn from within as they meet and connect with other colleagues and share their perspective on a diverse set of topics .
  • Build camaraderie and teamwork among other AL!VE members.
  • Create shared language that make the application of the ideas easier in our work.
It is recommended that participants read the book in its entirety before the first meeting and revisit chapters to take part in the bi-weekly discussion. Each participant will be responsible for purchasing the book on their own. 

The COP schedule is based on reading chapters of the book and discussing those chapters for one hour according to the bi-weekly meeting schedule below.  Dates for the discussions are (all times 1 PM E)
May 9
May 23 
Jun 6
June 20
July 11
July 25
August 8

This discussion group is designed for those who can attend all sessions, not on a drop in basis. When you register, you will be registered for all meeting dates and will receive reminders.

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.

 

5/12/2022
Health Care COP Meeting Noon Eastern

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.  

5/16/2022
Early Childhood Education COP

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, May 16, @ 2 PM Eastern.  Subsequent meetings are 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.

5/17/2022
 -5/19/2022
America's Service Commissions 2022 National Service Training - Burlington, VT

The primary audiences for these events are AmeriCorps State program and fiscal staff, state service commission staff, and commissioners.  This conference will be for these areas:   Mid-Atlantic/Northeast/Southeast Region · Burlington, VT · Hosted by SerVermont

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.

For more information on this conference, visit the National Service Training website.

5/17/2022
The What, Why and How of Skills-Based Volunteering. SBV 101 Sponsored by Fidelity Investments

The What, Why and How of Skills-Based Volunteering? REGISTER HERE

Nonprofits are often stretched thin on capacity. Long-term infrastructure needs tend to go without investment. Are you eager to better address your capacity needs and engage volunteers in impactful projects? Skills-based volunteering offers a roadmap. Learn how to harness the expertise of marketing, strategy, financial, and tech professionals to bring valuable resources to your organization.
 
Join Fidelity Investments and Common Impact to learn how to use skills-based volunteering as a valuable resource in building your organization’s infrastructure


 

more info...
5/17/2022
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.
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 Julie Booth, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

5/18/2022
 -5/20/2022
2022 NCAVA Statewide Conference on Volunteer Management

The North Carolina Association of Volunteer Administration (NCAVA) in partnership with our affiliate organization, the Piedmont Regional Association of Volunteer Administration (PRAVA), are excited to announce that we will be holding the 2022 Statewide Conference on Volunteer Management in person! 

 

 

 


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5/19/2022
Parks & Recreation COP

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  from noon-1pm Eastern.  
*note* When you register, you will be automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link every meeting. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    

 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
 
*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 

5/23/2022
Book Club COP - The Power of Moments

2022 AL!VE Book Club COP - The book club begins May 9, 2022 and runs for seven weeks.  This discussion group is designed for those who can attend all sessions, not on a drop in basis and registration will close May 9.   The book clubwill be facilitated by Darlene Laird, CVA, AL!VE Board Member and Skilled Volunteer Strategy and Engagement Manager for Habitat for Humanity International.

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath & Dan Heath is a book discussion COP and is open to all AL!VE   members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The book “explores why certain brief experiences can jolt us and elevate us and change us – and how we can learn to create such extraordinary moments in our life and work.”  We will reflect upon ways we can use the use the elements of defining moments to create meaningful volunteer experiences and with an eye toward our rapidly changing and more tech-dependent world.
Participation in the book club offers members the following opportunities:
  • Learn new concepts from people outside of their organization and think about how to apply them in their volunteer management work. 
  • Learn from within as they meet and connect with other colleagues and share their perspective on a diverse set of topics .
  • Build camaraderie and teamwork among other AL!VE members.
  • Create shared language that make the application of the ideas easier in our work.
It is recommended that participants read the book in its entirety before the first meeting and revisit chapters to take part in the bi-weekly discussion. Each participant will be responsible for purchasing the book on their own. 

The COP schedule is based on reading chapters of the book and discussing those chapters for one hour according to the bi-weekly meeting schedule below.  Dates for the discussions are (all times 1 PM E)
May 9
May 23 
Jun 6
June 20
July 11
July 25
August 8

This discussion group is designed for those who can attend all sessions, not on a drop in basis. When you register, you will be registered for all meeting dates and will receive reminders.

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.

 

5/25/2022
AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome!

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!
 

 

5/26/2022
Museums COP

Museums Community of Practice: 
This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those managing volunteers in museums, galleries and arts centers.  Join us as we discuss and share insights and experiences that we are all having in the arts education/enrichment communities.  COVID has posed certain challenges and changes for us all so let’s rely on each other for ideas and inspiration!  This will be a time for networking, sharing ideas, asking questions, and brainstorming with your peers. 
2022:  March 24, May 26, Aug 18, Oct 27, 
2023:  Jan 26

*note* When you register, you will automatically be registered for all the future COP dates (listed below) and reminders will be sent - the COP will use the same zoom link. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org 






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