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 December 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Take the next step in your career as a leader of volunteers and become certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA).

Leaders in non-profit organizations and community groups increasingly understand that volunteers can be a critical resource for delivering on a mission. Effective people management and community engagement is imperative – whether they be paid or unpaid. As a result, employers expect that those individuals tasked with mobilizing and coordinating volunteer engagement demonstrate a thorough knowledge of effective practices and an understanding of how to apply that knowledge in support of real-world organizational priorities.

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is an international professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management

In this session, you will learn about the CCVA, why certification may be right to you, how the exam is created, what the application, preparation, and certification process is, and when you will be ready. 

Wednesday, December 7, 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.

 
Thursday, December 8, 2022
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!
 

 
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - Friday, December 9, 2022

We are so excited about our virtual Dismantling Inequities in Volunteerism conference on December 8th and 9th!  

Check out MAVA’s 3rd Annual Dismantling Inequities in Volunteerism: Beyond the 101 Conference! This virtual conference is December 8 & 9, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day. Join presenters from across the United States sharing their experiences as volunteer engagement leaders and DEI professionals. Workshops are customized for attendees to dig deep and get personal and be challenged. There is something here for everyone because all levels of an organization must sync for inequities in volunteerism to unravel and regenerate. Bring your volunteers, too!

 
Space is filling up quickly, so get your seat now!
 
Click here for more information, to register, view the conference schedule, session descriptions and speaker bios!
 
Did you know? 
  • When you register a member of your senior leadership team, you will get one free conference registration for your organization. 
  • When you register 3 or more staff from your organization, you will get a fourth registration free. 
Contact the Training Team prior to registering online to apply these promotions at training@mavanetwork.org
 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Friday, December 9 - 2:00 PM Eastern, 1 hour
Introduction to Service Enterprise - Free to all attendees

Reflect on organizations that are leveraging volunteers in innovative and impactful ways, seem to have a closet of volunteers at the ready, and well-resourced volunteer engagement strategies. I am betting that they aren’t having one person in a back office who is the only person working with volunteers. I am confident that they have an organizational culture that sees volunteers as a key piece of their human capital. They most likely collaborate with volunteers and clients to design needs-based roles that complement and empower staff and volunteers alike to deliver their social mission.
 
If you want to learn how you can help your organization take its strong volunteer engagement practices and program to the next level and infuse effective and efficient volunteer engagement into the culture of your organization check out our December AL!VE Academy and learn more about Service Enterprise!

After this session, you will know …
  • Key characteristics of organizations that operate as Service Enterprises
  • How you can bring the Service Enterprise Program to your community and organization
  • Why the Service Enterprise Program isn’t a volunteer management training, but an organizational change management program
About our Presenter:
Kayla Paulson, CVA
Kayla is an experienced human capital engagement professional and trainer with a demonstrated history of working in non-profit organization change management, volunteer engagement, training, marketing, business to business sales, program management, strategic planning, and facilitation.

Kayla serves as the Administrator for AL!VE's Service Enterprise Program and is always looking for ways to empower organizations to fully harness the capabilities of their human capital (both paid and unpaid) to achieve their mission.

 
Monday, December 12, 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.
Monday, December 19, 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.
Tuesday, December 20, 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. 

Wednesday, December 28, 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.


We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
To submit your event, click on the link below.