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January 2023 AL!VE Academy:  Create Your Own Career Adventure

January 31, 2023 - 2 PM Eastern, 60 minutes
 

Searching for something more? Explore your capacity level and select actionable to do's for yourself and others to move your career forward regardless of your starting point. Professionals from beginning a career to those well experienced will walk away with resources and practical lists and achievable goals. It's up to you...choose your own adventure! 

About our presenters:


Angela Williamson, CVA, appreciates the many people who have shared information, wisdom, and encouragement with her and loves to pay it forward to others.  She is the Volunteer and Community Relations Specialist at the Blood Bank of Delmarva where she’s redeveloped the volunteer engagement from around 70 volunteers to over 250 in four years increasing the variety of roles and departments with volunteer engagement.   As a 2022 Al!ve Impact Award Recipient, she battles the “imposter” syndrome and wants you to know you too are amazing and we are all in a journey together making the world a better place.  




Carrie Hart, CVA, FPCC has 20 years in Volunteer Administration.  She found her passion for helping others as the Educator for the Biggs Museum and then the State Office of  Volunteerism.  Now as the Manager of Volunteer Services at Bayhealth Medical Center, she leads more than 500 volunteers alongside her amazing staff.  Carrie received her Certification in Volunteer Administration in 2015, her Fellow in Patient Centered Care in 2020, and was a 2021 Al!ve Impact Award Recipient.  A firm believer in giving back, she is also an active member of the Downtown Dover Partnership and the Board of the Delaware Association of Volunteer Administrators, of which she is past president. 



AL!VE Academy Webinars are free for Individual, Agency and Local Association members.  Learn more about membership here.  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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1/31/20232:00pm to 3:00pm


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

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2/3/2023See website


The Future of Strategic Volunteer Engagement
February 7, 2-3 PM Eastern
 

 

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2/7/20232:00am to 3:00pm


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 quarterly, on the first Tuesday of the month @ 3 PM Eastern (except for July).

 Feb 7, May 2, July 11, Sept 5 
 

For more information, contact Christina here.

To register, please continue with this form.  You'll receive the log in information and reminders after registration. After registration, you are automatically registered for following sessions. You can opt out anytime by emailing us.

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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2/7/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

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2/7/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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. 
 

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2/8/20239:00am to 10:30amAshley Rieser


 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:
Feb 8,
Apr 5,
June 7,
Aug 2,
Oct 4,
Dec 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.

 

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2/8/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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 1 PM Eastern for 1 hour.
2023 dates:  Feb 10, May 12, Aug 11

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    


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2/10/20231:00pm to 2:00pm


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.

more info...
2/10/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

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2/14/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


 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.

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2/16/20232:00pm to 3:00pm


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.

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2/17/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

2023 Meetings will be held (All times 2 PM Eastern): 
January 17

 February 21

March 21 

April 18

May 16

June 20

July 19

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 21 

December 19

For more information, contact Julie Booth, CVA, Rural COP Facilitator  
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. 


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2/21/20232:00pm to 3:00pm


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.

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2/21/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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:   
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.


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2/22/20231:00pm to 2:00pm


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.

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2/24/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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 


2023 Dates for this COP - all times 2:30 Eastern
February 27
April 24
June 26,
August 28
October 23


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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2/27/20232:30pm to 3:30pm


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.

more info...
2/27/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

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2/28/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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:
  • Feb 28, 5 pm  - What are you planning for volunteer recognition?
  • May 24, 5 pm - How do you manage summer programs/activities?
  • August 9, 5 pm - Let's talk about you and your professional recognition.  What is IVM day?
  • November 7, 5 pm - Looking back and looking ahead - celebrate successes, not so successes, and what are you planning for next year?

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!   

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2/28/20235:00pm to 5:45pm


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 :

Mar 1, Jun 7, Sep 6, Nov 1 

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.

more info...
3/1/20232:00pm to 3:00pm


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.

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3/3/20233:00pm 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 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?  Check out 2023 dates on our calendar.

 (all times Eastern)
March 3, 3 PM
April 10, 2 PM
May 18, Noon
June 26, 3 PM
August 2, Noon
Sept 14, 1 PM
Oct 26, Noon
Dec 5 , 2 PM

We look forward to seeing you online!
 
 

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3/3/20233:00pm to 3:30pm


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.

more info...
3/7/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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).
(All times Noon E)
Jan 12
Mar 9
May 11
Jul 13
Sept 14
Nov 9

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.

more info...
3/9/2023Noon Eastern


Are you challenged with recruiting new volunteers? You aren’t alone. Recruitment difficulties are pervasive across the sector. While new circumstances demand new tactics, no one “quick fix” exists. Instead, by understanding shifting volunteer expectations, we can adjust our strategies accordingly. In this session, learn what research tells us about recruitment and volunteer expectations, then explore such tactics as adapting volunteer roles to attract new volunteers, leveraging volunteer personas, and nurturing partnerships to build your volunteer pipeline.

Start your year right by being proactive with your recruitment strategy!  


more info...
3/9/20232:00pm to 3:00pmBeth Steinhorn


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.

more info...
3/10/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

more info...
3/14/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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 19, 2023 noon-1pm Eastern.  
March 16, 2023 noon-1pm Eastern
May 18, 2023 noon-1pm Eastern
July 20, 2023 noon-1pm Eastern
Sept 21, 2023 noon-1pm Eastern
Nov 16, 2023 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 

more info...
3/16/202312:00pm to 1:00pm


Save the Dates: 2023 National Service Trainings

 

See you in San Diego, New Orleans, Charleston, or online!

 

America's Service Commissions, in partnership with state and territorial service commissions, is pleased to announce the dates for our 2023 National Service Training regional events. The theme for the 2023 trainings is “Expanding What's Possible.”

 

Please consider joining us for one of the following events:

  • March 21-23, 2023: West · San Diego, CA · Hosted by California Volunteers
  • May 2-4, 2023: Central · New Orleans, LA · Hosted by Volunteer Louisiana
  • May 15-17, 2023: East · Charleston, WV · Hosted by Volunteer West Virginia
  • June 7-8, 2023: Virtual*

 

*Unlike in 2022, the 2023 virtual event will NOT be a livestream of one of the in-person events. Rather, it will be an entirely virtual event with all participants and presenters online — allowing for two-way interaction — and sessions created for the virtual space.

 

The primary audiences for these events are AmeriCorps State program and fiscal staff, state and territorial service commission staff, and commissioners. While not a primary audience, all other streams of national service — including National, Tribal, VISTA, NCCC, Seniors, and VGF — are welcome and invited to attend.

 

We will update our event website — www.nationalservicetraining.org — as more information, including any health and safety protocols, is available.


more info...
3/21/2023
-3/23/2023
Varies - see website


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.

2023 Meetings will be held (All times 2 PM Eastern): 
January 17

 February 21

March 21 

April 18

May 16

June 20

July 19

August 15

September 19

October 17

November 21 

December 19

For more information, contact Julie Booth, CVA, Rural COP Facilitator  
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. 


more info...
3/21/20232:00pm to 3:00pm


Save the date! Topic and presenter coming soon.

more info...
3/21/20232:00pm to 3:30pm


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. 
 
2023:  Jan 26, March 23, May 18, July 20

*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.

 

more info...
3/23/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

more info...
3/23/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

more info...
3/24/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


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.

more info...
3/27/20233:00pm to 4:00pm


First Quarter 2023:
March 29 @ Time TBA, 90 minutes
Topic TBA


You can access these Local Association COP past recordings in the file archive section on the members only page.

Second Quarter 2023:
June 29, 2023, @ time TBA  Local Associations COP

 Topic TBA

Third Quarter 2023:  
AL!VE Local Associations COP:   
September 27 2023 Time TBA

more info...
3/29/2023Varies - see calendar


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