AL!VE's Commitment to CommunityIn our previously stated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, the AL!VE board recently adopted our Commitment to Community statement at its June 2021 board meeting.
AL!VE is able to grow and learn better by welcoming an inclusive group of members who have the freedom to bring their whole/authentic selves to our work. The collective sum of unique differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our members bring represents our culture of inclusion and diversity.
We are not the experts; rather the conductors of information, challenging norms and best practices with a commitment to improve. We believe identifying ourselves as visible and voluntary allies is vital amidst the challenges we face, as it signifies an environment where all members feel supported.
To make our commitment a reality, we embrace members from all backgrounds and identities, inclusive of: race, color, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical abilities, neurodiversity, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, and more. If you don’t see your identity represented, or you have feedback to help us grow, please reach out.
Our board of directors is continuing to meet around DEI initiatives for our association and we hope to share more with you soon.
View our multi year board diversity dashboard here.
In March 2022, AL!VE presented a webinar for leadership of Local Associations of Volunteer Engagement Professionals (DOVIA's) titled 'Calling in Vs Calling Out: Diversifying Your Board'. Watch the webinar recording and view the slide deck here.
In September 2022, AL!VE presented a webinar titled 'Creating a More Inclusive Space for Volunteers'. You can view the slide deck here, and additional notes here.