AL!VE Feb 2015 Newsletter
Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

Calendar of Events

 February 23 - .  Informational webinar about 'Shaping the Future of Your Organization', our sector's first hybrid conference.  See article in this issue for more information.

March 20 - AL!VE Member webinar- A 30 minute presentation about AL!VE and our goals for this year, followed by a networking session with your peers.  What's on your mind?  Have a challenge you'd like to discuss? Further discuss a recent webinar or training you attended?  Let's chat!  Open for AL!VE members only up to the first 23 people to sign up.  Visit our calendar page to sign up.

May 5 - AL!VE Member Webinar

June 23 or 25- Better Impact & AL!VE Hybrid Conference


All calendar events welcome regarding volunteer management topics.  To add your event, click here.

Get Involved in an AL!VE Work Team!

to involved with the Marketing Team
  • Goal/Focus: To make the AL!VE a recognized brand. 
  • Committees: Marketing * Outreach * Partnership *Fund Development

to involved with the Membership Team
  • Goal/Focus: Engagement and Membership Needs 
  • Committees: Engagement * Membership

to involved with the Operations Team
  • Goal/Focus: Effective functioning of board and organization 
  • Committees: Human Resources and Policy * Finance * Technology 

Reimagining Service 'Sunset'

We recently received this email from Reimagining Service:

Dear Reimagining Service Supporter,

I am writing to share with you an update on Reimagining Service.

After careful consideration, we have concluded that the original purpose
of Reimagining Service has been achieved and therefore, we will sunset
the current operations of Reimagining Service later this month.

Reimagining Service was established in 2009 as a time-bound campaign to
increase social impact through


Hybrid Conference Coming In June 2015

Save the date - AL!VE is partnering with Better Impact to produce and present a hybrid conference on June 23 or 25, 2015.  What is a hybrid conference?  Small groups gather and view a speaker who presents over the internet.  Small group discussions happen but also with other remote locations participating in other locations.  This is best suited for a local Volunteer Managers Association ( a DOVIA or AVA ) to set up locally.  A fee will be charged to each remote location and in turn each remote location can charge a fee for local participants.  Speakers Rob Jackson, Andy Fryar, Rick Lynch and Tony Goodrow will present. 

AL!VE Group members will be given a discount and first opportunity to sign up!

Want to learn more?  See our web page for details, then Sign up for an informational session to be held on February 23, 2015 at 4:00 pm Eastern/ 1:00 pm Pacific.

Welcome new or renewing members!

Paula Pratt, Membership Chair

 Leah Weiner    Los Angeles, CA
Teri-Gene Conlin    Chippewa Falls, WI
Sharon Zeppegno    Concord, CA
Elisa Kosarin    Falls Church, VA
Renew your membership here

Have an event to share?

AL!VE members are encouraged to send a picture of a recent event they were involved in - an outreach event, working with volunteers, a meeting with your peers, recognition events - we'd love to see pictures of our members in action!  Send a high resoloution photo to us at, or put it on our facebook page, and we'll put it on our scrolling photos on our main page.  

2015 AL!VE Board Plans for exciting year

Your 2015 AL!VE Board has more in store for its members this year!  In 2014, we had three specific goals to build your organization and we are now ready to move forward with engaging our members and delivering member value to you.  Some of the events planned will include:
  • Regular newsletters
  • Member webinars - a short presentation and discussion & networking time
  • Group member webinars - focused toward our Group members and topics/trainings to support your local volunteer managers group.
  • Professional Development Webinars
  • Access to our mentoring database and one on one mentoring
  • Regional Roundtables
  • Hybrid Conference in June 2015
  • Presence at this years National Conference on Volunteering and Service including a members reception
We will keep you informed - the best place to find out what's happening is to check our website or facebook page - and of course, there is always room for you to become more involved.  It's going to be a great year!

To find out more about our board and their regional representations, visit our website:

CVA Certification Application Deadline March 1, 2015

Are you a Certified Volunteer Administrator?  The application deadline for this year's certification cycle is March 1, 2015.  The certification process includes an exam and portfolio.  For more information on the certification process, visit the CVA's website here

AL!VE members are eligible for a 15% discount on the certification fee.

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