Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! August 8, 1 PM Eastern
8/8/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! September 18, 3 PM Eastern
9/18/2024
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Transportation COP 1PM Eastern 2024: January 3, April 3, July 3, October 2
10/2/2024
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Volunteer Programs in Local Government COP
10/17/2024
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Informational Mailing list -2024 Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference - Presented by AL!VE - Better Impact - VMPC Oct 22 & 23, 2024
10/22/2024 - 10/23/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! October 29, 2 PM Eastern
10/29/2024
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Local Association COP 2024: March 27, June 26, September 25 & National Summit October 30
10/30/2024
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Museums & Cultural Institutions COP Jan 18, Mar 21, May 13, July 15, September 16, November 4
11/4/2024
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Advisory Boards & Committees COP 2024: Feb 7, May 1, Aug 7, Nov 6
11/6/2024
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Emergency Response Volunteer Programs COP March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14
11/14/2024
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Health Care COP Meeting Noon Eastern Jan 11, March 14, May 16, July 11, September 12, November 14
11/14/2024
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Parks & Recreation COP 2024: March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19, November 21
11/21/2024
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National Networks COP Jan 22, Mar 25, May 20, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25
11/25/2024
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Food Banks COP - 2024 Dates: Jan 2 Feb 6 Mar 5 Apr 2 May 7 Jun 4 Jul 2 Aug 6 Sep 3 Oct 1 Nov 5 ?Dec 3
12/3/2024
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AL!VE Networking Social - All Are Welcome! March 28, June 17, September 13, December 4
12/4/2024
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AL!VE 2024 Annual Meeting
12/5/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! December 10, 2 PM Eastern
12/10/2024
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 AmeriCorps Seniors 2024: Feb 14, Apr 10, Jun 12, Aug 14, Oct 9, Dec 11
12/11/2024
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Literacy COP 2024: Feb 20, April 16, June 18, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17
12/17/2024
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Animal Welfare COP 2024: Feb 27, April 23, Jun 25, Aug 27, Oct 22, Dec 24
12/24/2024
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Book Club COP @ Noon Eastern = third Friday of the Month: July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21
2/21/2025
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2025 Cohort: AL!VE?s Presenter Boot Camp:
3/25/2025
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Faith Based COP June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Dec 12
4/10/2025
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AL!VE Disability COP JUN 20; JUL 18; AUG 15; SEP 19; OCT 17: NOV 14; DEC 19
5/15/2025
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Events in the month of October 2022
Monday, October 3, 2022
AL!VE Book Club COP:  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book discussion COP open to all AL!VE members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
 
Participation in the group 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.  Please try to purchase the version of the book with copyright 2019.  It is important to purchase the book new because there is a code for an on-line Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) inventory assessment that you will take.
 
Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged. Book club COP dates (all times 3:00 - 4:30 PM E) :
October 3 (Introductory Session)
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12
January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
Registration limited to 25 people and ends October 17.  

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.


*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 for each meeting. You will receive an email confirmation after registering; if you do not get one, check your spam folder.  You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org.
Wednesday, October 5, 2022
 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:

2024:  February 7, May 1, August  7, November 6

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.

 
Friday, October 7, 2022
FACILITATOR TRAINING FOR VMHC HOST SITES

If you have registered as a host site, please attend one of these facilitator training sessions. 

Conference organizers and/or local facilitators should attend one, click on the dates below to register. 

ALL TIMES EASTERN

September15, 2 PM
September 21, Noon
September 28, 4 PM
October 7, 1 PM
October 10, 4 PM
October 12, Noon
October 14, 1 PM

 
Monday, October 10, 2022
FACILITATOR TRAINING FOR VMHC HOST SITES

If you have registered as a host site, please attend one of these facilitator training sessions. 

Conference organizers and/or local facilitators should attend one, click on the dates below to register. 

ALL TIMES EASTERN

September15, 2 PM
September 21, Noon
September 28, 4 PM
October 7, 1 PM
October 10, 4 PM
October 12, Noon
October 14, 1 PM

 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
FACILITATOR TRAINING FOR VMHC HOST SITES

If you have registered as a host site, please attend one of these facilitator training sessions. 

Conference organizers and/or local facilitators should attend one, click on the dates below to register. 

ALL TIMES EASTERN

September15, 2 PM
September 21, Noon
September 28, 4 PM
October 7, 1 PM
October 10, 4 PM
October 12, Noon
October 14, 1 PM

 
Friday, October 14, 2022
FACILITATOR TRAINING FOR VMHC HOST SITES

If you have registered as a host site, please attend one of these facilitator training sessions. 

Conference organizers and/or local facilitators should attend one, click on the dates below to register. 

ALL TIMES EASTERN

September15, 2 PM
September 21, Noon
September 28, 4 PM
October 7, 1 PM
October 10, 4 PM
October 12, Noon
October 14, 1 PM

 
Monday, October 17, 2022
Literacy Community of Practice is a group of professionals with the interest of improving literacy levels for youth and adults. We convene bimonthly to offer support, share best practices, provide a safe space for discussion, and networking.   For more information contact Brandy Tolbert,  or Facilitators.
2024:  Feb 20, April 16, June 18, Aug 20, Oct 15, Dec 17 

*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 


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.
Monday, October 17, 2022
AL!VE Book Club COP:  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book discussion COP open to all AL!VE members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
 
Participation in the group 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.  Please try to purchase the version of the book with copyright 2019.  It is important to purchase the book new because there is a code for an on-line Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) inventory assessment that you will take.
 
Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged. Book club COP dates (all times 3:00 - 4:30 PM E) :
October 3 (Introductory Session)
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12
January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
Registration limited to 25 people and ends October 17.  

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.


*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 for each meeting. You will receive an email confirmation after registering; if you do not get one, check your spam folder.  You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Save the dates! More information soon on this international hybrid conference.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - Wednesday, October 19, 2022
AL!VE – Better Impact – VMPC present
The Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference
Individual Registration

 

Tuesday, October 18 –
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Pacific 
9:30 - 3:30 PM Mountain Standard time zones
10:30-4:30 PM Mountain Daylight Time


Wednesday, October 19
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Atlantic
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM , Eastern
8:30 AM -2:30 PM Central time zones
 
This is the volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada).  Now in its eighth year, this year's topic will focus on the impact of  data.  Everyone is being expected to take advantage of data, no matter what their size, mission, or budget. Decision makers want organizations to use data to show their value beyond what the financials show. But it’s more than that.  It’s also knowing what data is important and telling the story behind the data that really matters.

With limited resources, how do agencies partnering with volunteers choose an approach that combines the right mix of data and tools to provide insight relevant to your organization? And where is it going to come from?  

This year's Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference will focus on equipping leaders of volunteers with skills to determine what data is useful and how to tell impactful stories using different tools and technologies.

We are pleased to announce our speakers for this years Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference.    
  • Veronica Deally - Why Volunteers Deserve Their Own Annual Report
  • Adam Shilling – What’s In It For Them?” Persuading Leaders and Decisions Makers
  • Maura Fitzpatrick – Positioning Yourself as the Expert and Communicating with Impact and Confidence 
  • Tony Goodrow – The Relative Impact Model for Measuring the ROI of Volunteer Engagement
  Our current streaming event will consist of four 20 minute presentations, local discussion in smaller groups, followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think Ted talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience.

The broadcast will be streamed live in the United States and Canada, with the likelihood of an audience of 1000 or more.  In order to participate, you will need an internet connection strong enough to handle audio/video streaming and adequate computer or external speakers.

You can learn more about the conference by visiting the main conference website.

How does it work?

Once you register and we receive payment, we will send you a unique link and the conference handbook a few days before the event. You may register for any time zone that is convenient to you, the content for October 18 or 19 will be the same.  Individual registrants will be assigned to small group discussion 'virtual tables' the day of the conference depending on registrations.  We will try to assign you to tables depending on your geographic area and/or your affinity group, so please be sure and fill out all the questions to help us assign you to your group.  

Registration and payment policy
Registration begins July 22 and ends October 13. 
$50 US for the general public
$40 US for AL!VE members (Includes Individual, Organizational, and Local Association Members).
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED ONE WEEK BEFORE THE CONFERENCE DATE.

VMPC Members/Canadian Residents: PLEASE REGISTER ON THE VMPC PAGE. Registrants from outside of Canada are welcome to register here.
*Please note the cost is for one person's participation in the event. If you have a group of 10 or more, consider applying as a host site here https://www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc

Payment for the hybrid conference is due 10 days before the conference, either by credit card or check. 

Cancellation and refund policy
  • Prior to September 1, 2021 will receive a full refund, without penalty.
  • September 1- October 4, 2021 eligible for a refund of 50% of the registration fee.
  • Cancellations received after October 4, 2021 will not be eligible for any refund.
Note:  this registration link is for USA and International attendees.   AL!VE US members will be billed by AL!VE.  Canadian residents will be billed by VMPC. 

AL!VE will NOT share your registration info with any outside entities.


You will receive a confirmation email right after registration.  If not, check your spam folder or contact us.

For more information, visit the main conference website.
 
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

This virtual Community of Practice supports volunteer engagement professionals managing programs in and across rural communities. These monthly peer-to-peer sessions address some of the challenges that come with operating in geographic areas with lower population numbers and that are located outside of more suburban and urban areas. Members use these sessions to troubleshoot issues, to give and receive support, and to share strategies, best practices, and resources for effective volunteer program management.

2024 Meetings will be held (All times 2 PM Eastern):
January 16, February 20, March 19,
April 16, May 21, June 18,
July 16, August 20, September 17,
October 15, November 19, December 17


To register for these dates, see the  link below.

COP's are an exclusive AL!VE member benefit.  Anyone is welcome to attend the first COP meeting, but after the first meeting we ask you become a member.  Learn more here. 

Monday, October 24, 2022
National Networks COP:
Those working at a national level face different issues than those operating on a local or regional level. Often national level leaders are engaged in big picture, strategic or policy decision-making. Sometimes those operating at a national level don’t work directly with volunteers, but rather help empower others in their organizations who do. Join the discussion to connect and learn from others working nationally. We invite anyone looking to brainstorm around the unique issues facing volunteer leaders on a national level.  This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 

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


  All times 2:30 Eastern
Jan 22, Mar 25, May 20, Jul 22, Sep 23, Nov 25


If you have any questions, please contact Sheri Wilensky Burke,  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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Join Jennifer Bennett, CVA from VolunteerMatch and Faiza Venzant, CVA from CCVA in this free, special 90 minute workshop as they discuss the role and application of ethics in volunteer engagement!
 

Am I Making the Right Decision? The Role of Ethics in Volunteer Engagement


We all encounter ethical dilemmas in our daily work with and for community, but rarely do organizations focus on ethics related to volunteer engagement. This session provides an opportunity for practitioners to understand the difference between personal, organizational and professional ethics. The core values and principles identified by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) will be shared. Participants will learn a process for ethical decision-making that can be applied in any situation, and then practice this using real-life scenarios related to volunteers. Finally, several specific strategies will be offered for increasing awareness of ethics within an organization and helping both volunteers and staff become more effective at handling ethical dilemmas.

Register here.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

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:   
2024:  February 22, April 26, June 28, Aug 23, Oct 25, Dec 27

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.

Thursday, October 27, 2022
Museums & Cultural Institutions Community of Practice: 
This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those managing volunteers in museums, galleries, cultural 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. 
 *Note, new dates & times*
2024:  Jan 18, Mar 21, May 13, July 15, September 16- all dates Noon Eastern

May 13 - Part of our discussion will be a AAMV conference preview
July 15 - Part of our discussion will be an AAMV conference recap

*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 
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. *current AAMV members can attend anytime* 

 You can learn more here.

 
Thursday, October 27, 2022
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. 
*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    

 
This COP meets at 2 PM Eastern on :

2024:  March 14, June 20, Sept 19, Nov 14

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.
Monday, October 31, 2022
AL!VE Book Club COP:  The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace book discussion COP open to all AL!VE members who value the opportunity to continuously learn and develop their knowledge around volunteer management topics.
 
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout.
 
Participation in the group 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.  Please try to purchase the version of the book with copyright 2019.  It is important to purchase the book new because there is a code for an on-line Motivating by Appreciation (MBA) inventory assessment that you will take.
 
Attendance to all sessions is strongly encouraged. Book club COP dates (all times 3:00 - 4:30 PM E) :
October 3 (Introductory Session)
October 17
October 31
November 14
November 28
December 12
January 9, 2023
January 23, 2023
Registration limited to 25 people and ends October 17.  

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.


*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 for each meeting. You will receive an email confirmation after registering; if you do not get one, check your spam folder.  You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org.

We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
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