Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events - AL!VE

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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! May 9, 2024 1:30 PM Eastern
5/9/2024
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AL!VE Member Webinar - All are welcome! 6/26 3:30 PM Eastern
6/26/2024
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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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Book Club COP 2024 March & April Book Club: Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself by Nedra Glover Tawwab
10/16/2024
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Volunteer Programs in County 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 9, 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 19, September 13, December 4
12/4/2024
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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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2025 Cohort: AL!VE?s Presenter Boot Camp:
3/25/2025
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Events in the month of February 2023
Friday, February 3, 2023

MAVA will be hosting the annual Volunteer Engagement Leadership Conference on July 19 – 21, 2023, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

Speakers may be eligible for free conference registration or other compensation. 

 

Please complete your proposal by February 3, 2023
 
Click here to submit your proposal
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
The Future of Strategic Volunteer Engagement
February 7, 2-3 PM Eastern
 

 
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.     This COP will meet Quarterly,  on the first Tuesday  @ 3 PM Eastern. See dates below.
*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    


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

For more information, contact facilitator Elizabeth Garrabrant.

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.   
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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, February 8, 2023
 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, February 10, 2023

Let's talk about Government volunteer programs.  This community of practice discusses the challenge and successes of operating a volunteer program within a government structure.

All times 2 PM Eastern for 1 hour.

2024: Jan 18, April 18, July 18, Oct 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, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.  Learn more about membership 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. 
​You may opt out by emailing manager@volunteeralive.org    

Friday, February 10, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
 February AL!VE Academy:  Transforming Disruption to Impact
    
For generations, engaging volunteers has been a vital strategy for communities to solve problems. Yet, events since 2020 have disrupted how people work and volunteer. While disruption can be devastating, it can also be the impetus to release ourselves from the tyranny of “the way we’ve always done things.” If viewed as an opportunity, disruption invites us to revisit, rethink, and reinvent the way we achieve mission. In this session, hear stories of organizations that unlocked that potential and learn from the lessons which you, too, can apply to sustain your organization regardless of what the future holds. This session will highlight some of the  key themes running through the new book, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World. 

Learning Objectives
Participants will:
  • Explore the many disruptions affecting volunteer engagement and nonprofit operations over the past two years.
  • Hear exemplary stories of organizations that engaged volunteers impactfully in recent years.
  • Glean lessons that they can apply to their own organizations to sustain and even increase impact no matter the circumstances.
About Our Presenter:
As President of VQ Volunteer Strategies, Beth partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement and is co-editor of the new book, Transforming Disruption to Impact: Rethinking Volunteer Engagement for a Rapidly Changing World.  She provides consulting and training to organizations across the US and Canada, including supporting dozens of organizations to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager, and anthropologist. 




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.  Learn more about AL!VE membership here.
Friday, February 17, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
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, February 21, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

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.

Friday, February 24, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Monday, February 27, 2023
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.
Monday, February 27, 2023
This COP is for those managing an AmeriCorps Seniors program(s) as a grantee or sponsor. This includes Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), and SCP (Senior Companion Program. Join us as we are a sounding board for sharing best practices and resources that are unique to federal grants and the older volunteers we work alongside.


*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    


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, February 28, 2023
AL!VE’s Presenter Boot Camp: Launching our first cohort February 2023!

Are you a volunteer engagement professional seeking to elevate your virtual presentations? Do you have an idea for a topic or lived/professional experience but you don’t know how to turn it into a compelling narrative for a training? Do you freeze when tapped to lead educational content, or need to translate in-person training into engaging virtual experiences?

AL!VE is developing a Presenter Boot Camp available to AL!VE members only, which will address these needs and more in a focused 6 week course.

Professionals at any level can benefit from joining us. Pairing webinars with COP-style discussions, our training is designed to put theory into practice and lead you through creating a presentation from scratch.

When you complete the course and present your finished project, you will be certified as an AL!VE presenter, and receive CVA credits.
Join us in the first quarter of 2023 and level up your presentation skills.  Save these dates; you need to attend all in order to receive the certification.  
  • February 7:  Where Do I Start?
  • February 10: Presenter Boot Camp Community of Practice (COP)
  • February 14: Know Your Audience and Your Tools
  • February 17: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 21: Draft to Presentation
  • February 24: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • February 28: Problem Solving in the Moment
  • March 3: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 7: Build Your Brand and Confidence
  • March 10: Presenter Boot Camp COP
  • March 14: Attendee Presentations
  • March 17: Attendee Presentations
  • March 23: Attendee Presentations
  • March 24: Attendee Presentations
Watch for more details in upcoming newsletters.  Registration now open.  Registration limited to 24 AL!VE members, last day to sign up is January 20. Bootcamp begins February 7, 2023.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
All are welcome to join our quarterly networking social for anyone involved in Volunteer Engagement.

All Volunteer Engagement Professionals are welcome to attend a networking social event, quarterly at 5 pm Eastern for 45 minutes.  Feel free to leave early or come late as your schedule allows.  Connect and network with your peers for live discussions - ask questions and let us know what's on your mind!

All times Eastern:
  • March 28
  • June 17
  • September 13
  • December 4
When you register, we will send the meeting information, and you'll be signed up for the following sessions for the rest of the year.  You can always opt out by emailing us.

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!   

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