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Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.  This COP is facilitated by Christina Basey, CVA of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.  This COP will meet every month on the first Tuesday of the month @ 3 PM Eastern.

Jan 4
Feb 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
Aug 2
Sept 6
Oct 4
Nov 1
Dec 6
 
 

For more information, contact Christina here.

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.   

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7/5/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


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

July 6, 2022
September 7, 2022
November 2, 2022
January 4, 2023
March 1, 2023

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7/6/20221:00pm to 2:00pm


Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one of our informational webinars.  Hear from current CVAs and bring all your questions.
Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

To learn more and register, visit their website.

more info...
7/12/2022Varies - see calendar at www.cvacert.org


Co Sponsored by AL!VE and Better Impact and support from NAVPLG, AL!VE members are invited to join us for a happy hour. 

No host bar & light apps while they last. 

To be updated on location and details, Registration appreciated

Date: July 13
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Where:  Disneys Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center, room TBA 
Who:  Better Impact users, AL!VE & NAVPLG members, and invited guests

 

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7/13/20226:00pm to 9:00pm


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).

For more information about this COP, please contact Angela Wiliiamson, 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.  

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7/14/2022Noon Eastern


Early Childhood Education Programs such as Head Start,  Being a volunteer manager for Early Childhood Education is great- who doesn’t want to rock babies?  Being in a category with young children and government regulations there are certain unique challenges for volunteers, such as Level 2 background Checks, In-kind donations, many trainings, and long placement times.  This COP group will be a chance to network, share expertise, ask questions, and solve problems with your peers. 
 
Our meeting will be on Monday, July 18, @ 2 PM Eastern. We will choose future dates at this meeting.
Please pre-register so that we may prepare and send you reminders
If you have any questions, please contact Jean Ward 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.

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7/18/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


Join us for a 30 minute Q & A session for host sites about this year's Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, titled 'Impact Evaluation: Data That Matters and Creating the Right Story'.  This hybrid conference broadcasts live October 18 or 19 (depending on time zone) from Hamilton, Ontario to host sites in the US and Canada. 

There is an informational video you can view at the conference website, www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc

Today's session will answer questions you may have and assist you with registering as a host site.  We will review:
  • logistics for remote site hosts, in person or virtual
  • registration for individual participants
  • technical requirements
  • overview of program & speakers
  • tips for success from past participants
  • Q & A
*If you are registering as an individual, no need to attend this session

Register for any of the dates/times below (all times EASTERN):

July 18, 2 PM
August 4, 3 PM
August 22, 2 PM 
September 14, 2 PM

You're under no obligation to participate in the conference by attending the informational session.

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7/18/20222:00pm to 2:30pm


Rural Community of Practice 
Volunteer Engagement Professionals in small towns face unique challenges and opportunities that aren’t always addressed by advice intended for city-based audiences. There are also fewer opportunities to connect with others doing similar work across the country. That’s what led to the creation of AL!VE’s Community of Practice (CoP) for volunteer engagement professionals in rural communities.
2022 Meetings will be held:   
All times 2 PM Eastern: 
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
 June 21
July 19
 August 16
September 20
 October 18
November 15
December 20
For more information, contact Julie Booth, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

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7/19/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


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
Susan Czaplicki, Richfield Heritage Preserve, 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    

 Jan 20, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern.  
March 17, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
May 19, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
July 21, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
Sept 15, 2022 noon-1pm Eastern
 
*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
Susan Czaplicki 

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7/21/202212:00pm to 1:00pm


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 :

January 27
April 28
July 28
October 27

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.

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7/28/20222:00pm to 3:00pm


Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one of our informational webinars.  Hear from current CVAs and bring all your questions.
Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time

To learn more and register, visit their website.

more info...
8/1/2022Varies - see calendar at www.cvacert.org


Join your peers for discussions for those who manage food banks, hunger organizations, or nutrition programs.  This COP is facilitated by Christina Basey, CVA of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.  This COP will meet every month on the first Tuesday of the month @ 3 PM Eastern.

Jan 4
Feb 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
Aug 2
Sept 6
Oct 4
Nov 1
Dec 6
 
 

For more information, contact Christina here.

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.   

more info...
8/2/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


 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:
December 8, 2021
Feb 9
April 6
June 8
Aug 3
Oct 5
Dec 7

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.

 

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8/3/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


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!
 

 

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8/4/2022Varies - see calendar


Join us for a 30 minute Q & A session for host sites about this year's Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, titled 'Impact Evaluation: Data That Matters and Creating the Right Story'.  This hybrid conference broadcasts live October 18 or 19 (depending on time zone) from Hamilton, Ontario to host sites in the US and Canada. 

There is an informational video you can view at the conference website, www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc

Today's session will answer questions you may have and assist you with registering as a host site.  We will review:
  • logistics for remote site hosts, in person or virtual
  • registration for individual participants
  • technical requirements
  • overview of program & speakers
  • tips for success from past participants
  • Q & A
*If you are registering as an individual, no need to attend this session

Register for any of the dates/times below (all times EASTERN):

August 4, 3 PM
August 22, 2 PM 
September 14, 2 PM

You're under no obligation to participate in the conference by attending the informational session.

more info...
8/4/20223:00pm to 3:00pm


Rural Community of Practice 
Volunteer Engagement Professionals in small towns face unique challenges and opportunities that aren’t always addressed by advice intended for city-based audiences. There are also fewer opportunities to connect with others doing similar work across the country. That’s what led to the creation of AL!VE’s Community of Practice (CoP) for volunteer engagement professionals in rural communities.
2022 Meetings will be held:   
All times 2 PM Eastern: 
January 18
February 15
March 15
April 19
May 17
 June 21
July 19
 August 16
September 20
 October 18
November 15
December 20
For more information, contact Julie Booth, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:

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8/16/20222:00pm to 3:00pm



August AL!VE Academy:  Volunteer Career Mapping   Presented by Alicia Morris Campbell, Director, Volunteer Expertise Hub- Habitat for Humanity International
If you had 10 ideal volunteers to spread across your agency, what would they do?
After this session, you will....
  • Identify volunteers to serve as leaders and how to coach and support them through the career mapping process
  • Gain tools on how to create a career mapping plan

Presented by Alicia Morris Campbell, Director, Volunteer Expertise Hub - Habitat for Humanity International

Alicia is a nonprofit professional with over 10 years of experience in volunteer management. She has developed and led volunteer programs and services for both locally-focused and nationally based organizations. She has specialized in engaging youth and young adult volunteers and has extensive knowledge around volunteer event planning and management. She has presented at conferences such as Points of Light and the Illinois Conference of Volunteer Administrators. She also served as the VP of Marketing and Communications for the Association of Volunteer Administrators of Metro Chicago. Alicia has served on employee resource committees where she's led the charge in her local area around DEI initiatives. Alicia has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from La Salle University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration-Nonprofit Management, and a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management both from Keller Graduate School of Management. She currently resides in the Chicago area.

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.

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8/17/20221:00pm to 2:15pm


Museums Community of Practice: 
This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those managing volunteers in museums, galleries 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. 
2022:  March 24, May 26, Aug 18, Oct 27, 
2023:  Jan 26

*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 

more info...
8/18/20223:00pm to 4:00pm


Join us for a 30 minute Q & A session for host sites about this year's Volunteer Management Hybrid Conference, titled 'Impact Evaluation: Data That Matters and Creating the Right Story'.  This hybrid conference broadcasts live October 18 or 19 (depending on time zone) from Hamilton, Ontario to host sites in the US and Canada. 

There is an informational video you can view at the conference website, www.betterimpact.tv/vmhc

Today's session will answer questions you may have and assist you with registering as a host site.  We will review:
  • logistics for remote site hosts, in person or virtual
  • registration for individual participants
  • technical requirements
  • overview of program & speakers
  • tips for success from past participants
  • Q & A
*If you are registering as an individual, no need to attend this session

Register for any of the dates/times below (all times EASTERN):
August 22, 2 PM 
September 14, 2 PM

You're under no obligation to participate in the conference by attending the informational session.

more info...
8/22/20222:00pm to 2:30pm


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 


2022 Dates for this COP - all times 2:30 Eastern
February 28
April 25
June 27
Aug 22
Oct 24

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.

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8/22/20222:30pm to 3:30pm


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:   
Dec 29, 2021
Feb 23,2022
April 27, 2022
June 29, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
October 26, 2022
December 28, 2022


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.


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8/31/20221:00pm to 2:00pm


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