Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
Calendar of Events

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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 July 2024
Monday, July 1, 2024 - Thursday, August 15, 2024
~More informaiton coming soon!
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
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, July 3, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
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!
 *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    

Calls will be held on  
All times Noon Central, 1 PM Eastern

2024 dates:  January 3, April 3, July 3 & October 2
Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024

Nominations for the AL!VE Board of Directors is now open!

We welcome and encourage all with the perspectives, skills, and experience needed to enact our strategic plan and advance our mission to apply. We welcome and encourage all with the perspectives, skills, and experience needed to enact our strategic plan and advance our mission to apply. This is an exciting time to join the leadership of  AL!VE and help us map our ambitious future.  Please direct any additional inquiries to the Nominating Committee. 

Learn more and apply here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024
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.
 
Thursday, July 11, 2024
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).
(All times Noon E)

2024:  Jan 11, Mar 14, May 16, July 11, Sept 12, Nov 14  

January topic: Data Collection:  What do you want to measure in 2024?
March topic:  Volunteer Recognition
May topic:  Summer teens
July topic:  Creating / Utlizing a Volunteer Advisory Council
September topic:  Lessons Learned From Falling Flat
November topic:  Creating/Utilizing a Mentor Program

For more information about this COP, please contact Marie Howell, 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.  Learn more about membership here.
Monday, July 15, 2024
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.

 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Let's Do This ! Join our initiative to recognize volunteer engagement professionals 


The why and how, tips, tools and templates to use to advocate for a stand-alone volunteer engagement manager occupational code with the  Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  • Find out what AL!VE is doing and how you can play an important role in elevating this cause. 
  • Time is of the essence as the commentary period with the Department of Labor closes August 12th. 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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. 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Thursday, July 18, 2024
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
 

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    

 
2024: March 21, May 16, July 18, Septmeber 19, Novmeber 21
 
*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
Thursday, July 18, 2024

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    

Thursday, July 18, 2024

NEW!  Disability COP

This COP is for those leading volunteerism within the field of disability.  Our conversations are aimed at prioritizing issues aimed at improving the lives and rights of those disabled.  It’s at the heart of why we do what we do. 

  • We’ll compare & contrast best practices helping each other shine. 
  • We’ll speak to the benefits of volunteering for a disability organization as well as helping those who are disabled volunteer. 
  • We’ll share what disability organizations wish others understood while recognizing that intersectionality and language matters.

Each month, we'll host different topics and perhaps guest speakers tailoring this COP to meet our needs.  Join us!

 Meeting monthly – the third Thursday each month – at 2 pm EST/1 pm CST/12 pm MST/11 am PST

For 2024, JUN 20; JUL 18; AUG 15; SEP 19; OCT 17: NOV 14; DEC 19.  

Starting in 2025 with JAN 16

 


Facilitated by Mark Heffner, CVA (He/Him)

New York -  Atlantic Region

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at ADAPT Community Network (formally United Cerebral Palsy NYC)

Mark has led volunteers for more than 20 years in the areas of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and homelessness. prior to choosing volunteerism as his career, Mark taught Special Education for those who are disable or differently abled. In his current role, he is able to do both! His role was created to build a volunteer program with serve those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in an agency setting.

 *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, we request you join as a member to attend subsequent meetings.

Friday, July 19, 2024

Book club:  We cover a different book every two months.  Titles are voted on by the group. 

All 2024 Dates:  third Friday of the Month:  July 19, Aug 16, Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21 

Titles:

July 19/August 16- Spark the Heart: Engineering Empathy in the Workplace,  Dr. Nicole Price 

https://drnicoleprice.com/book/

September 20 /October 18 - Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World Without  a Bullhorn, Omkari L. Williams 

https://www.omkariwilliams.com/the-book

November 15 /December 20 - The Art of Holding Space: A Practice of Love, Liberation, and Leadership, Heather Plett 

https://centreforholdingspace.com/the-art-of-holding-space/

January 16 /February 21- The Serviceberry: Abundance and Reciprocity in the Natural World, Robin Wall Kimmerer (available for pre-order now) 

https://www.robinwallkimmerer.com/books

Monday, July 22, 2024
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, July 22, 2024
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, July 24, 2024

CVA Study Group 
Registration for the Fall 2024 Study Group is now open.  

It will be led by facilitators who have earned their CVA certification.

  • July 20:  You MUST Register by this date to join the study group *
  • July 24:  we will meet to review the study resources and an overview of chapters one and two of the textbook. 
  • August 7 - September 25:  We will meet every Wednesday at 12:00pm ET for eight weeks. The study schedule is based on reading 1-2 chapters of the CVA textbook, discussing those chapters and reviewing sample scenarios during the calls.  

Apply here to join the Fall 2024 study group

We will contact you with the zoom login information. 

* If you are not yet an AL!VE member, you are welcome to attend the first session, but we request you join as an AL!VE member to attend further sessions. (Your $75 AL!VE membership will also give you a $50 discount to sit for the CCVA Exam!)


If you're interested in learning more about the Certification in Volunteer Administration in general, visit the CCVA website for information sessions about the exam and application and upcoming information sessions from CCVA.    

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Do you have a passion for Volunteer Engagement and the growth and success of the profession?

Learn more about serving on the AL!VE Board of Directors!

Hosted by AL!VE Board President Cathy Thoma, CVA and President Elect Darlene Laird, CVA, this short presentation will include:
  • Benefits of Board Service
  • Expectations of Board Members
  • Our goals for 2025 and beyond
And, plenty of time for Q & A.

Then consider applying to serve on the AL!VE Board! Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop skills, gain unique experience, and make lasting connections with a team of other passionate and motivated professionals throughout the country.

Our Board aspires to be representative of our membership and the communities that they serve. 
Thursday, July 25, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E
Thursday, July 25, 2024
July AL!VE Academy:   Simple Market Research Methods for Recruitment and Communications Strategy - presented by David Horwitz, CVA

July 25 at 2 PM Eastern for 90 minutes

In today's dynamic and competitive media landscape, effective research-based recruitment and communications strategies are essential for success in volunteer engagement. To create strategies that truly resonate with your target volunteers and potential partners, it is crucial to base your decisions on up-to-date data and insights. The good news: market research can be as easy as scrolling through social media—that is, if you know how to collect and analyze what you read.

This session, "Simple Market Research Methods for Recruitment and Communications Strategy," is designed to equip volunteer managers, partnership coordinators, and communication specialists with the fundamental marketing research tools required to craft effective communications.

About our presenter: 
David Horwitz is an experienced communications practitioner and educator who brings a strategic approach to volunteer engagement, digital campaigns, and nonprofit program management. He currently manages strategic partnerships and community engagement at AARP Foundation where he leads a team to increase partnerships, volunteer recruitment and retention, and community engagement for the volunteer-based Experience Corps literacy tutoring program.

Outside his nine-to-five commitments, David teaches a graduate seminar in communications and marketing research at the Johns Hopkins University. David is appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser to the DC Commission for National and Community Service and helps oversee AmeriCorps grants and service programs, community resilience efforts, and nonprofit capacity building. Previously, he managed global outreach campaigns and engaged tens of thousands of volunteers to annually reach over 50 million people with positive messages about science. David is most passionate about programs and communications that build community, support education, alleviate poverty, and promote equity. David earned his BA in Communications from University of California, Davis and his MA in Communications from California State University, Fresno.


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 at our website.

 
Wednesday, July 31, 2024

The most frequently asked question at previous conferences has been related to how a Leader of Volunteers can have management level influence in their organization. This year, at the 10th annual Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, we'll be answering that question with a variety of experiences shared by some of your peers in volunteer management who have found a way.

Learn more about this unique hybrid conference presented October 22 or 23, 2024. 
Attend this 30 minute informational webinar to learn more about:
  • logistics & 'how it really works' 
  • fees & technical requirements
  • helpful advice from past host sites
  • our speakers and content
  • with plenty of time to  ask questions.
Attend with no obligation to register, just click on the zoom link to attend.  Miss one?  There are plenty more, just choose another date.  

June 6 1:30 E
June 18 4:00 E
June 27 12:30 E
July 3 Noon
July 9 1:30 E
July 18 2:00 E
July 25 2:00 E
July 31 3:00 E
Aug 8 2:30 E
Aug 14 11:30 E
Aug 20 Noon E
Aug 30 Noon E
Sept 4 Noon E
Sept 12 1:30 E
Sept 18 4:00 E

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