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Join us for a networking social for an hour to connect with your colleagues.  We will have a variety of topics discuss but do bring your own!
December 1, 6:00-7:30 PM Eastern via Zoom

After registration, you will receive a confirmation with the log in. We'll send you a reminder too!

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12/1/2020 


CCVA is hosting an informational webinar for those interested in earning their Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2021.

December 1, 2020  at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kf–srz8rE9GH_TvsR4i7cAV_eToQ24sz

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12/1/2020 


Do you find yourself wondering how to work with volunteers more successfully? Are you ready to take your volunteer engagement skills to a new level?  Expand your professional effectiveness and knowledge for working with volunteers through the virtual Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series, offered by the Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA). This four half-days training opportunity provides a comprehensive exploration of key volunteer management processes, from designing volunteer positions to evaluating the impact of volunteer involvement. You will leave with new ideas, useful tools and a Certificate in Volunteer Leadership. You must attend all four days to earn your certificate. Cost is $200 for MAVA members ($120 for AmeriCorps members) and advance registration is required. Register today!

Schedule:
Wednesday, December 2 - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
Friday, December 4 - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
Wednesday, December 9 - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)
Friday, December 11  - 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CT)


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12/2/2020
-12/11/2020
8:30am to 12:30pmWendy Roberts


Friday, December 4 - 2:30 -4:00 PM Eastern

Modern Trends in Volunteer Engagement:  Looking Back at 2020 and Forward to 2021
 
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been a difficult year.  In the midst of it, though, volunteer engagement professionals have rallied.  There has been a surge of professional development opportunities from colleagues who are willing to share and to listen.  As we close out 2020 and hope for a better year ahead, how can we take all that we have learned since March when normal came to a halt and apply it to our work moving forward?  We will discuss how to set boundaries and say no when needed, to create work plans and strategic plans that can help you tackle your to do list and communicate your value to senior leaders, and expand your capacity by building teams to support mutually beneficial goals. 

About the Presenter:
Kelli will host a panel of colleagues.
 Kelli Crawford
  North Carolina, South Eastern Region
  Volunteer Coordinator and Curator of Collections, Greensboro Science Center

  A North Carolina native, Kelli earned a Bachelor's and a Master's in History with a focus on Museum Studies. She originally envisioned working in a history museum but was bitten by the volunteer management bug when she interned for the Greensboro Science Center.   When offered a full time position to stay on at the GSC after completing her Master's, she jumped at the chance because it meant continuing to work with the GSC volunteers.  Those volunteers trusted Kelli to lead them and they taught her a lot along the way. In seven years, she has grown the corps of volunteers by 300%, built a talented team in the Volunteer Office and doubled her budget. That growth has been a product of hard work from her staff and volunteers as well as advocacy for the volunteer management profession both within her organization and at a national level through her work on the Volunteer Management Committee with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. She is especially passionate about advocating for the profession because she remembers what it was like to be a new volunteer manager who struggled at the onset. Kelli wants to help new and veteran volunteer managers build on their successes, overcome their challenges and elevate the profession.

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12/4/2020 


Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!  in this 30 minute call, We will highlight member benefits, resources, and where to find them, share the Associations goals for 2020, and discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level. 

All members are invited to attend!  Considering membership?  You're also welcome to attend to learn more.

Can't make this meeting?  Check out 2021 dates on our calendar.

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
 

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12/14/2020 


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 link to the event.  We will send a reminder too!

We look forward to connecting with you!

Note: This message will be recorded and you can view later.  Registrants will receive a follow up email how to access the recording.
 

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1/6/2021 


January AL!VE Academy: 1/13/2021, 1 PM E Leadership Strategies: Building a Compelling Case for Your Volunteer Program

Building and presenting a case for your volunteer program can seem like a daunting task, but it is essential to securing support. Whether you are up for a routine review, or defending against a drastic budget cut, join us and learn how to assemble a clear, persuasive case to help you confidently advocate for your program and gain leadership backing.
Learn How To:
  • Position your program when you make your pitch, both maximizing strengths and preemptively addressing any weaknesses
  • Demonstrate your program’s maximum usefulness and impact
  • Enhance your presentation skills to deliver your message in a concise and effective manner
AL!VE Academies are FREE for AL!VE Members; $25 for the General Public.  (membership is as low as $50 per year for an individual and will allow you access to 12 months of AL!VE Academies PLUS nearly three years worth of previous academies.  Learn more here:

Register via zoom here or on the link below!
About the Presenter:
Presented by: Karen Reid, MA, CVA

As president and founder of Kaber Communications, Karen partners with clients across all sectors, developing strategic initiatives and cultivating vibrant teams that increase visibility, enrich cultures and boost impact. Her tailored volunteer and ambassador experiences emphasize effective communication and increased participation for associations, nonprofits, corporations, alumni and community organizations, educational institutions, executive boards and foundations. Karen holds a Master’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is certified in volunteer administration (CVA). A dynamic and sought-after speaker, Karen delights local, regional and international audiences with her customized and interactive presentations that empower you to put your people first!
 

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1/13/20211:00pm to 2:00pm


This is an AL!VE Communities of Practice for those involved in managing volunteers or programs in health care settings.  Upon registering, we will email you the meeting log in information (and a reminder, too).

For more information about this COP, please contact Angela Williiamson, Health Care COP facilitator.  

Look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about AL!VE's Communities of Practice, visit our website.
 

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1/14/2021 


Meet your peers and colleagues at an AL!VE Member webinar!  in this 30 minute call, We will highlight member benefits, resources, and where to find them, share the Associations goals for 2021, and discuss what's happening in the field on a regional or national level. 

All members are invited to attend!  Considering membership?  You're also welcome to attend to learn more.

Can't make this meeting?  Check out 2021 dates on our calendar.

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 
 

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1/14/2021 


Want to learn more about the CVA and certification process?  Join us for one  of our informational webinars.

These webinars will NOT be recorded or shared with participants once they have concluded. Webinars will be approximately 90 minutes long. Times listed are in Eastern Standard Time.

January 18, 2021  at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOCgqD8vE9zCaIe9hylRsPZSgjPhc_3s
 
May 28, 2021 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvceispjIqG9T2YJj1I65BHF6L46nAnbQt

Jul 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vcO-qqD8sGdE0dOTYgSGVxyCQMgpytg8_

Aug 10, 2021 at 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqdOGtqDIiEt22Tr6cRgbtqv6z8QVMYG2k .
 
Nov 2, 2021 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvcOqgrjotGtbqieKtJOEEBlcL5v9nWEb4

Would you like to host a CCVA Information Session for a group of 20 0r more? If so, please contact us at execdir@cvacert.org

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1/18/2021 


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.
2021 Meetings will be held:  Jan 19, March 16, May 18, July 20, September 21 & November 16. 

For more information, contact Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Rural COP Facilitator
To register for these dates, visit this link:



 

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1/19/2021 


Save the date & time!  Webinar description and registrration TBA.

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1/22/2021 


CCVA is hosting an informational webinar for those interested in earning their Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2021.


January 25, 2021  at 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOCgqD8vE9zCaIe9hylRsPZSgjPhc_3s
 

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1/25/2021 


Announcing our newest Community of Practice! 
This COP was created for leaders of volunteers in the Cultural Arts (Performing Arts Theaters, Museums, Aquariums, Zoos etc) to discuss subjects such as recruiting, diversity, retention etc. as it relates to our sector.  Led by Nicole Smith, Manager of Volunteer and Internship Services, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.  The first meeting is free; subsequent are for AL!VE members only as an exclusive member benefit.
 
Dates (all dates 3 PM Eastern):
10/22/20
1/28/2021
4/22/2021
7/22/2021

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1/28/2021 


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