AL!VE Group Member MVVMA Congratulations to winners and nominees of their CLOVER awards in November 2014Our membership is diverse and nationwide!Member Networking at NCVSThank you to our members and partners for your support!Were you at our reception at NCVS last June?  Come see us this year in Houston!Professional Development Opportunities

AL!VE Professional Standards

AL!VE, in collaboration with the CCVA, has created a set of professional standards for volunteer managers. For a copy of these standards,
click here.


Has a great listing of websites to list volunteer opportunities.  
See here.

Shaping The Future of Your Organization - our sector's first ever hybrid conference!  June 23 or 25, 2015
Details here

Presented by Better Impact and AL!VE

The new Volunteering and Service Report was released
January 26, 2015.  
More details at their website.

Our Annual Meeting was held December 12, 2015.
You can download the presentation here.

Looking for a magic number

This blog is authored by AL!VE member Elisa Kosarin, CVA. You can read more of her blogs at www.twentyhats.comLast month, I wrote about volunteer orientations, and about how facilitating orientations is a critical and often overlooked part of the event's success.This month, as I debated moving on to another topic, I realized there is still more to say about orientations and why they are such a valuable practice within volunteer management.That's because your volunteer orientation is the gateway into your organization. It is there to inspire the ones you want to volunteer- and screen out the prospects who are not a great fit.Don't you wonder?


This guest blog post is by William Henry of CIMA Volunteers Insurance (an official AL!VE partner.) At the end of the post, William invites comments on our own experiences that are similar (but probably not as expensive!) as the one the French railway system is dealing with now...or what we do in our own organizations to prevent mistakes like this. Jump in!There's a new item in my "What could possibly go wrong?" risk management scrapbook. Officials of France's state-run railway system have admitted that new trains purchased for 3 billion Euro (nearly $4.1 billion) are too wide for 1,300 of the country's 8.700 station platforms.