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

Free Webinar November 4- CCVA's New Certification Process

The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA) has changed the way you earn your professional certification.  Find out more at a free webinar on November 4 at 3 pm Eastern, Noon Pacific presented by Katie Campbell, CVA and Executive Director of the CCVA, hosted by AL!VE. This webinar is open to the first 23 attendees.  Priority will be given to AL!VE members. 

Can't make this one?  AL!VE will host one in early 2016.

To sign up, visit this link:

To visit the CCVA Certification process, visit this link:

Receive 15% off  your CVA Professional Certification as an AL!VE member!

How do I......

See what's going on:  check out our calendar (submit your own event too!)

Get your log in to the members only side of our website:  email to

Ask a question about your membership:  email to

Have a general question?  email us at

AL!VE Board Member Recruitment Begins Soon!

Interested in expanding your professional development?  Consider becoming a board member with AL!VE.  Nominations open soon.

Board members serve from January 1 - December 31 and meet monthly via electronic meeting software and work on special projects to assist AL!VE with acheiving its mission and goals.

More details soon - watch your inbox or contact Beth Whitmire, Board President at

Announcing our new look!

Our website will be updated in a few weeks, but in the meantime you will start to see this new look - in our next newsletter, we will be outlining more details about our new focus areas as well.

Going to NCVS? Come to our Member Mixer October 20!

If you are attending the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Houston next week,  come to our free Member Mixer!  Located at the Okra Charity Saloon not far from the conference center, we are pleased to partner with Better Impact, HAVA (Houston Association of Volunteer Administrators) for a reception from 5:30-10:00 pm (AL!VE members only from 5:30-6:30)

Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be served!  Door prizes, networking, and meet your board members.

Space is limited!  To find out more, sign up here.

Thanks to our sponsors, HAVA and Better Impact.

We heard you! New Membership Rates and Levels

Thanks to all of those who responded to our member survey earlier this year.  We heard you - and are pleased to present our new membership rates and structure:

Individual membership remains at $50 per 12 month period.
Individual membership will drop to $35 if you belong to a group who is a member of AL!VE.
       Individual member benefits include:
  •  discounts for professional development webinars (free or reduced cost)
  •  leadership opportunities
  •  regularly scheduled online networking sessions with your peers
  •  discounts on earning your CVA (Certification in Volunteer Administration)
  •  and more!
Group membership (local volunteer manager associations or agencies with multiple volunteer management staff) rate changes:

1-50 members—$100 per 12 month period and 3 contacts have access to AL!VE member database
51-100 members $175  per 12 month period and 7 contacts have access to AL!VE member database
101 + members  $ 250  101 per 12 month period and 10 contacts have access to AL!VE member database
Group member benefits Include:
  • Access to free quarterly networking sessions on relevant topics to managing a local association
  • discounts on webinars and professional development opportunities and priority     registration
  • Access to AL!VE board members who can present at your conference, workshop or training
  • And more!

Welcome to our newest Group Member!

 AL!VE's newest Group Member is the Mid-Valley Volunteer Manager's Association.

MVVMA serves volunteer management professionals in Oregon's mid-Willamette Valley and includes a membership of non profit and government volunteer programs.  Monthly professional development workshops, quarterly signature trainings, an email networking list, and an annual peer recognition event are some of the events provided to their local members.

As an AL!VE Group member, all MVVMA members receive member discounts to webinars, trainings, and priority registration and access to AL!VE's quarterly  Group Networking sessions (see more in an article elsewhere in this issue)

If you are a volunteer management professional in Oregon's Willamette Valley, stop by for a visit at one of their monthly meetings or their website!  Find out more at their website.

Newsletter - AL!VE Oct 2015 Newsletter