Gretchen Jordan, CVA
So many of my colleagues have remarked how quickly the first ten years of this new century have gone by, and I agree. Back in the 90's, thinking about 2010 seemed like an eternity away and I had visions of floating cars, androids, and food created from little boxes.
Recruiting Technology Savvy and Interested Volunteers
Gretchen Jordan, CVA
The AL!VE Technology work group would like to invite AL!VE members to join the Technology work group. Technology and how we use it is ever changing and in order for AL!VE to have useful and relevant information for our members to use it, we need more members with the expertise or the willingness to learn.
Six Big FACEBOOK Tips For Small Organizations
Courtesy of www.smallbizsurvival.com.
Tip 1: Create a fan Page, not a personal Profile, for your business. Fan pages are the best way for small businesses to interact with customer and potential customers on Facebook. If you don't have a Facebook account yet, create one in your own name. Then go create your Facebook page.
Communicating In New Ways
Well it's not business as usual in the Volunteer sector: Instead it seems to bring us farther into the technical era with new software, online resources libraries, social media and communication tools, training and so much more. A number of our members report that they are now using Constant Contact for their newsletter to save money and to bring them closer to their volunteers.
Webinars with Katie Campbell and Susan Ellis
Training and Capacity Workgroup
On February 2, 2010 we hosted a webinar with Katie Campbell. Katie shared some great "dust busting strategies" to help with us with professional development and to improve our programs. One member commented that during the webinar, ALIVE members “learned to maximize the power of stories and came away with ideas to immediately apply to their program and processes.” Visit the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA)
web site for more information and to connect with Katie Campbell.
Join us for the next webinar, with Susan Ellis, President of Energize, Inc, on March 2. Susan will discuss Professional Development in Volunteer Leadership, the resources available of to us and how to find it.
Trudy Hamilton, CVA
We’ve made it through 2009, and have 2010 stretched out in front of us like a new canvas! Of course, at this time of the year, many thoughts turn to Tax Time! Whether you submit yours on February 1, or April 15, we will all be gathering our information, looking for each and every deduction to help offset our tax burden. An accounting teacher I once had said it was every American’s duty to pay the taxes they owed, but also their duty to avoid as many taxes as possible!
Gail Elberg and Christine Sorrels
Volunteer Leaders’ Salaries and Negotiating a Raise
One of the purposes of the AL!VE Advocacy Committee is by definition is to be the voice for the cause of people who manage volunteers.
Erin Barnhart: Recognized as Outgoing Board Member
Joanna Johnson, CVA
At the recent 2010 Board of Directors Retreat, Erin Barnhart was recognized for her contribution to AL!VE. Erin has been involved with the development of AL!VE since the 2006 Congress in Denver, serving specifically on development of advocacy strategies. Erin will continue to serve on the Member Services Committee, Advocacy Sub-Committee.
Staffing Effective Assocation Leadership
Staffing the organizational board for effective association leadership is one of the keys to success for any nonprofit or membership association. In Jim Collins’ Good to Great (2002), he points out the importance of having the right people “on the bus” and in the right seats on the bus to ensure that the organization has the resources to accomplish its mission and goals. But where do you go to find the right people, and how will you know when you’ve located them?