What's in this Newsletter
Welcome New Members
We are pleased to welcome 9 New Members since June 1, 2010:
- Beverly Hill
- Cynthia Humble
- Susan Gruenberg -Jewish Family Services
- Aaron Brown - TARC Group
- Ruth Granados - UC Santa Barbara Group
- Susan Nusall - AZ Foundation for Legal Services & Education
- Joan Brown - County of Marin Volunteer and Employee Programs
- Karen Maldonado - Clearwater Parks and Recreation Dept
- Meghan Kaskoun - Cincinnati Arts Association - Aronoff Center
Free Book Download
University of Texas
FREE BOOK DOWNLOAD: Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders is available at http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/rgk/serviceleader
. University of Texas is known for putting out great information and trends on volunteer management.
Corporation for National & Community Service
The Corporation for National & Community Service has hosted several webinars and community events to gather feedback on building their 2011-2015 Strategic Plan.
Recruitment of New Board Members
Recruitment of New Board Members
Are you ready to serve as a board member for our association?
Information regarding election of new board members will be posted on our website www.volunteeralive.org in the upcoming weeks.
The ideal candidate will be visionary, have experience with board service, public relations, marketing, non-profit management, financial management, conference presence and planning and be available to volunteer virtually an average of four to six hours a month.
Consider nominating yourself or a colleague as we continue to move AL!VE into the next phase of growth and development. Elections will be held in early fall with service to begin in January 2011.
Gretchen Jordan, CVA
'Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology' – John Tudor
AL!VE Webinar Training Series
AL!VE Webinar: Leading Volunteers and Measuring Their Impact
Presenter: Rick Lynch
Join us for this valuable training that will equip participants with skills in defining achievable outcomes for volunteers and measuring the degree to which those outcomes are attained. Don't delay, registration closes on August 23!
New Textbook from CCVA and Free Webinar
This long awaited, 18-chapter textbook was created by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA). It is a comprehensive reference book and guide, providing a solid theoretical framework and professional context for the effective leadership and management of volunteer engagement.
Click on clip art for more info or go to http://www.cvacert.org/cva-textbook.htm
Check out the FREE webinar The CVA Credential: A Mark of Excellence presented by Katie Campbell, Executive Director of CCVA, on Oct 5th Click here for details.
Congratulations Linda Jahns
Winner of the 2010 WVCA Professional Achievement Award
Kerry Burmeister presenting Linda Jahns with the 2010
WVCA Professional Achievement Award
Kerry Burmeister, Director, Volunteer Services, Columbia St. Mary’s Eastside Campuses submitted this nomination letter:
Aquiring Email Addresses The Right Way
offers the following advice for building consent-based email lists to market your programs.
To make sure you’re acquiring email addresses the right way, follow these four guidelines:
1. Send email only to those who have opted-in. Again, the idea is simple; people are overloaded but they will generally read what they’ve asked for.
Date Shows Blogging A Powerful Tool To Reach Youth
research by BlogHer and iVillage
Research conducted http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1007655
by BlogHer and iVillage, and sponsored by Ketchum and The Neilsen Company, show that Millenials are avid readers and writers of blogs with just over half of them using blogs to offer advice and more than 80 percent using them as a means of personal expression.
Millenials just edge out Generation X and Y in the percentage of those who read blogs, but constitute a full two-fifths of all blog authors. Millenials are also highly motivated by the recommendations of their peers, making this a powerful tool for festival marketers to capture the age 18-25 market.
Bridgeing The Generational Divide Amoung Volunteers
By Penny C. Reeh
By Penny C. Reeh - Owner Indigo Resource Group -- Kids these days, they just don’t want to work! How can I lead when the old guard won’t let me? Do either of these sound familiar to you? It’s because they represent the classic generation gap that many festivals are encountering as they seek to create a volunteer experience that engages both the seasoned volunteer and new, and often younger, volunteer.
From the Top Down: The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement, 3rd e
Susan J. Ellis
Revised again by popular demand! Still the only book that addresses the top decision-maker's role in developing a strategy and resources for high-quality volunteer engagement. It explains fundamental subjects that must be considered at the top executive level, including developing a vision for volunteer involvement, creating policies and setting expectations, budgeting and finding funds to support volunteers, hiring the best staff leader, assessing the impact of volunteer contributions, and dealing with legal, risk management, and insurance issues.
Click on the clip art for more info or go to http://www.energizeinc.com/store/1-102-E-3