Are you new to the field or looking to connect with peers in your area? Search for a local association near you.
Involved with a local professional association? Many of our AL!VE Board, Committee Members, and staff are also members in their own communities and know how important it is to have an established, meaningful local network. We want to collaborate with you! Contact us here.
Our goals are to:
Connect volunteer engagement professionals to their local networks, if any.
Develop a national network of volunteer engagement professionals through local associations.
Grow the number and quality of local associations across the United States.
Provide tools and resources for local associations to thrive and provide important local networking & professional development.
Several of the ways we will be doing this will be:
AL!VE will now hosts the only national listing of local associations ( You can search for your association listing here.
Producing a series of webinars specifically tailored for local associations, offered quarterly. See our calendar and look for Local Associations Communities of Practice (held the last Wednesday of each quarter)
Hosting a national online summit in 4th quarter of 2023 (November 2, 2023 - Registration opens in September).
Providing mentors to assist your local association in creating, renewing, or reviewing your local association
Learn more about Local Association Membership here.
Learn more about Local Association Mentoring here.
Learn more about our Strategic Plan here.