Spring 2011
Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

AL!VE Address - *NEW*

AL!VE now has a new address:

AL!VE / Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement
12400 Hwy. 71 W.
Ste. 350-382
Austin, TX. 78738


Welcome New Members

AL!VE would like to welcome these new members since Jan 2011

Pam McGarry
Levi McGarry
Natalia Milani - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
Valerie Abraham - The Animal Foundation Individual
Marcia Hale - SNIP Spay Neuter Idaho Pets Associate
Cynthia Giesecke - Army Family Team Building Associate
Trudi White, CVA - St. Patrick - St. Anthony Church Individual 

Welcome new Board of Directors
Karen McDonald, CVA
Kathryn Hampton
Regional Board of Directors Map

2011 National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day

Leadership Message

Rob Bonesteel - President-Elect

In the beginning of the 20th century the figure of Uncle Sam covered this country on an iconic poster telling all who read it, “I Want You for the U.S. Army nearest recruiting station.” The message was simple, to the point, and a call to action. The creators of the poster wanted everyone that read it to join the U.S. Army. Nearly a hundred years has gone by since that poster was first created, yet the power of its message still resonates with people today, “I Want You.” Yet it is no longer just the U.S. Army that wants us, our time, and our money.


Register for AL!VE Webinar: Polish your Training Style - April 14

Training Committee

Join us for our first webinar opportunity for 2011.  Jennifer Flowers will lead a training workshop on April 14 from 2 - 3 PM ET that will review the basic training techniques and provide strategies for updating your current trainings and presentations. Participants will explore the unique learning needs of adults, how to create engaging and effective trainings, facilitating vs. instructing, and how to avoid “death by PowerPoint.”   Register early as space is limited.

Cities of Service Declaration

Robin Popik - Marketing Committee Member

Mayors all over the country are signing the Cities of Service Declaration, an initiative started by Mayor Bloomberg of New York, encouraging cities to recognize the importance of service and volunteerism in meeting critical community needs.


Get Connected: Peer/Mentor Directory

Marketing Committee

Do you feel isolated in your role as a volunteer leader in your organization? Are you the sole person in your organization who is responsible for the leadership and guidance of your volunteers?

Well, you can get “connected” with other AL!VE members through our Peer/Mentor Directory. As an AL!VE member, you are entitled to reach out to others for expertise, advice and mentoring opportunities. Or you can offer advice and expertise to help others. To take part in this program, just log into your AL!VE profile and update the information by answering the questions provided to you on this database. 

Find out how to get connected

AL!VE Training Opportunities

Training Committee

Check out our 2011 Training Calendar. This year we have an exciting group of presenters and topics.  In addition to our AL!VE webinar training series, we have introduced a  forum for our members to meet and learn best practices on a specific topic. 

AL!VE Training Calendar

AL!VE Resources for Leaders

AL!VE is always looking for resources to share with our members.  Make sure you are taking full advantage of your membership by logging on the Members Area to check out the latest information shared.

AL!VE Resources for Leaders
Strategic Volunteer Engagement
A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders

Member Outreach

Membership Committee

In April, our board members will be contacting YOU to learn more about your membership needs. We want to know your ideas and suggestions for making AL!VE better. We also want to learn about other organizations in your area that support volunteer managers. 


1. How many members use AL!VE's peer /mentor directory to connect with other members? 

2. What ways can we help you and your colleagues get MORE involved with our professional association? 

Keep in touch!!! We want to hear your questions and answers, feel free to email us at: membership@volunteeralive.org 

Boomer Volunteer Engagement Resources


VolunteerMatch would like to share their book Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow which lays the groundwork for a new model of organizational capacity-building, drawing on the abundant skills and talents of the Baby Boomer generation and the generations that follow.  

Check out this resource which has everything your organization needs to innovate and build capacity through high impact volunteer engagement

Check out resource
Newsletter - Spring 2011

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