Gretchen Jordan, CVA
Summer is almost here and with the change of seasons most of us will see some type of changes to our programs. Some gear up for the summer, others a brief hiatus. There may be changes to programs due to budget cuts, or due to outside factors such as the flooding in Tennessee or the oil spill on the gulf coast. We know the impact of a volunteer program well managed has on the volunteers, its agency and the community. It's such a cliché, but now more than ever, volunteers are making a big difference everywhere.
Come and Grow with Us!
Being a member of a national association is great, but even better if you get involved! AL!VE committee members help design the programs and direction of the organization. Serving as a committee member can provide you some invaluable connections with volunteer managers in other parts of the country and a sense of personal satisfaction when promoting the value and importance of volunteer management as a profession. Come and learn with us, and leave your own mark on the national face of volunteer management!
Human Resources Committee Update
Human Resources Committee
is busy developing and reviewing all policies and procedures that will make AL!VE a strong sustainable organization. Recently, an organizational Code of Ethics was finalized and approved by the Board. It will soon appear along with Mission, Vision, Values on the website, www.volunteeralive.org
. This further shows the integrity with which AL!VE operates.
AL!VE Survey Results
AL!VE Survey Results
The 2010 AL!VE survey results indicated a high level of satisfaction in the direction the AL!VE Board is taking the organization. Below are some highlights of these results.
The survey was sent to all AL!VE members. Thank you to the 64 members who completed the survey. As a professional organization, these results confirm the AL!VE Board direction is aligned with its membership’s goals and expectations. It also identifies future projects that will benefit our membership.
AL!VE plans to utilize the results and respond as part of our 2010 -2011 goals/strategies.
More Training to come
Training and Capacity Building workgroup
AL!VE's Training and Capacity Building workgroup
is working with the top volunteer management leaders to provide you with a series of exciting webinars. More information about the trainings and how to register will be available soon. If you have an idea or speakers to share with the group, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome New Members
AL!VE is delighted to welcome the following 81 new members:
Association of Volunteer Professionals Midland, TX
Anna Bausman - Fan Free Clinic
Gloria Bennett - Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Mitzi Bhavnani, CVA
Tricia Bishop - Marquette
Rick Blair - DIA Ambassador Volunteer Program
Douglas Blankinship - Dept. of the Interior
Kristofer "Luke" Bolz - American Red Cross - Greater Ozarks Chapter
Sandi Borup - Elks Rehab System
Barbara Boucher - The Methodist Hospital
Antonio Boyd - HOPE worldwide
Cynthia Brown - C.A.S.A.
Tara-Ann Buettner - Hacienda Healthcare
Edward Callahan, CVA - American Red Cross, Blood Services, Penn-Jersey Region
Angela Caudill - Children's Museum of Denver
Corinne Christensen - DIA Ambassador Volunteer Program
Jenni Clemens - HOPE worldwide
Melissa Cooper, CVA - American Red Cross of Greater Chicago
Faith Cortright, CVA - Gift of Life Donor Program
Nedra Cutler,CVA - Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County Texas
Arkansas Dept. Human Services Division of Volunteerism
Norman Dolch - University of North Texas
Molly Dougherty, CVA - The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
for the entire list...