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

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Networking at Houston Points of Light Conference
6/11/2024
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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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Volunteer Programs in County Government COP
10/17/2024
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Book Club COP 2024 May & June Book Club: Dare to Lead by Brene' Brown
10/18/2024
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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 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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Faith Based COP June 13, Aug 8, Oct 10, Dec 12
4/10/2025
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Disability COP
5/15/2025
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Events in the month of December 2023
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
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 2023
  • 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?  2024 Member Dates will be posted in late December.

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
Tuesday, December 5, 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. 
 
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 6, 2023
2023 AL!VE Annual Meeting

AL!VE Board President Michelle Raymer, CVA, and President-Elect Cathy Thoma will present our initial 2023 Annual Report. 
Hear short presentations from
  • President's Report
  • Results of Board Elections & Introduction of New Board Members
  • VP's of Marketing, Membership, & Programs & Advocacy
  • Finance   
  • Service Enterprise
  • National Alliance For Volunteer Engagement
  • Review of 2023 
  • 2024 Goals
  • Association Manager
  • Special Announcements!
All AL!VE members and interested parties are welcome to attend.  Please pre-register, we will send you reminders.
Wednesday, December 6, 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.

 
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - Friday, December 8, 2023

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Advancement (MAVA) is excited to announce the upcoming Virtual Dismantling Inequities Conference, taking place on December 7th, and we would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us.

In a world where achieving true equity is an ongoing challenge, it is crucial that we come together to address and dismantle the inequities that persist in our society. The Virtual Dismantling Inequities Conference aims to provide a platform for meaningful discussions, innovative ideas, and actionable strategies to foster a more just and inclusive world.

Event Details:

Date: December 7th-8th, 2023

Format: Virtual Conference

During this engaging conference, you will have the opportunity to:

Gain Insightful Perspectives: Renowned thought leaders, activists, and experts will share their experiences and insights on various aspects of inequities, including racial, gender, economic, and social disparities.

Interactive Workshops: Participate in interactive workshops that will equip you with practical tools, strategies, and resources to address inequities in your personal and professional life.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, professionals, and organizations who are passionate about dismantling inequities. Engage in meaningful conversations, share experiences, and build valuable connections.

Inspiring Keynote Session: Be inspired by thought-provoking keynote speakers who will challenge conventional thinking, share inspiring stories, and provide a fresh perspective on dismantling inequities.

Actionable Takeaways: Leave the conference with actionable takeaways that you can implement immediately to make a positive impact in your community and beyond.

Registration for the Virtual Dismantling Inequities Conference is now open, and we encourage you to secure your spot as soon as possible by visiting our conference website. Early registration ensures that you don't miss out on any updates and guarantees your access to all conference sessions.

We also invite you to spread the word about this important event and share the conference details with your colleagues, friends, and networks who may be interested in joining us.

Together, let's create a powerful movement towards a more equitable and inclusive future. Join us at the Virtual Dismantling Inequities Conference on December 7th-8th, and let your voice be heard!

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact our conference organizing team at mnguyen@mavanetwork.org. We are here to assist you.

Tuesday, December 12, 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.
 
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Service Enterprise - Success Stories From the Field:
It's been a little over a year since AL!VE began administering the Service Enterprise Program.  If you've not heard Service Enterprise, or would like to know 'how it's going', come and listen to learn more!  Join AL!VE’s National Service Enterprise Administrator and some Volunteer Engagement Professionals with Service Enterprise accredited organizations from across the country.

Together we will learn about this organizational change management program that helps entities practice strategic volunteer engagement and achieve national accreditation. To learn about the research-backed characteristics of Service Enterprises and strategic volunteer engagement, you will hear from organizations about tangible and replicable ways that they are putting the characteristics into action. We will connect you with Service Enterprise Training and Implementation Partners nationwide when you are ready to explore how your organization can begin its Service Enterprise transformation.

About our Presenter:

Kayla Paulson, CVA has been with the Service Enterprise Program since the national pilot over a decade ago. During her tenure with United Way, she led the regional volunteer center. She fought for strategic volunteer engagement by working with and building the capacity of almost 100 local agencies, managing 4 RSVP programs of more than 500 volunteers, and volunteering with the state commission, Points of Light, and United Way Worldwide to help improve volunteer engagement practices.  Kayla Paulson has spent her professional career in marketing, training, community relations, and volunteer management. She is an experienced state, regional, and national trainer, delivering interactive and empowering workshops.

Kayla has a passion for volunteerism and has served as President for the local DOVIA, Chair for RSVP Directors of Iowa, Alburnett School District Foundation Board Member, United Way Worldwide Committees, Service Enterprise Curriculum Design Team Member, LAP-AID Emergency Volunteer Center Leader, AL!VE's President-Elect, and as a pro-bono volunteer for various nonprofits across the nation sharing her skills in volunteer management, strategic planning, training, marketing and communications.
Tuesday, December 19, 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, December 19, 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.
Wednesday, December 27, 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.


We welcome any event related to volunteer engagement professionals! 
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