Our Partners

Better Impact is a small but global company, dedicated to helping nonprofits, charities and government agencies accomplish their missions. Our primary volunteer management product is Volunteer Impact and it is designed to dramatically reduce the amount of effort required for record keeping, communications, scheduling and reporting. MyVolunteerPage.com is the volunteers’ access portal to all of this and it engages volunteers in ways not previously possible. Our client module, Client Impact, is used to track clients and to link them to volunteers in Volunteer Impact. We support our clients with 24×5 and weekend access to telephone, chat and web meeting support and are continuously improving our software based on client suggestions.

Since 2014, Better Impact has partnered with AL!VE to present our sector’s only online ‘hybrid’ conference.  Remote sites (usually local Volunteer Administrator Networks) pay a connection fee and the conference presenters are ‘live-streamed’ in.  Local attendees get to network locally and learn on a national scale!  Our next event is scheduled for October 22 & 34, 2019.  Registration is open now!  Learn more at the conference website.

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) is a professional certification in the field of volunteer resources management. Originally developed by the Association for Volunteer Administration (AVA), the program is now sponsored by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration (CCVA). 


CCVA offers this unique program to recognize practitioners in the field of volunteer resources management who meet specified standards as measured through an exam and a written portfolio.  This is a self-study process requiring no travel or special classes.  Individuals with at least 3 years of experience are eligible to register.  For more information, go to www.cvacert.org.

The Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration is pleased to partner with AL!VE in the following ways:
  • Offer a discount on the CVA registration fee for AL!VE members
  • Be a resource for future webinars or trainings
  • Cross-promote AL!VE and CCVA

“I’m so thrilled I’ve finally obtained this lofty goal! The process was actually quite challenging and taught me so very much. I treasure this credential even more for how challenging it was to obtain… The leaders and other CVA’s I connected with were so encouraging during the process.  I highly encourage anyone working with volunteers to seek this credential – both for the process and for the final certification. All of it is highly practical and essential for the managing, recruiting and celebrating of volunteers today!”

Debra Rothe, CVA
Bethany Lutheran Communities, Watertown, WI

AL!VE Members save 10% off the CVA Certification Fees of $350.00  ( a 35.00 value).

2016 CVA Fact Sheet
Learn more about the CVA program at
Or contact CCVA at
804-794-8689 or info@cvacert.org

IJOVA a practical journal that provides an exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge and insights about volunteerism, and volunteer management and administration, both in North America and internationally.  As of January 2018, the International Journal of Volunteer Administration is now open source and hosted by AL!VE.  

Visit https://www.volunteeralive.org/ijova.php to learn more.

Article Samples

  • Volunteer Web Site Effectiveness: Attracting Volunteers via the Web
  • What Do We Really Know about Nonprofits’ Capacity to Manage Volunteers?
  • Youth Volunteers: Effects of Influences, Motivations, and Receptivity on Volunteerism
  • The Psychological Contracts of Volunteers: What We Do and Do Not Yet Know
  • Volunteers: Beyond Government Partners

Connecting practitioners, academicians, and consultants in greater service to the global volunteer community.

International Volunteer Managers Day - November 5 of each year
Since 2008, AL!VE has partnered with the organizers of International Volunteer Managers Day to promote, recognize and celebrate the profession worldwide.  The theme for 2018 is 'Time for Change'.

Sterling Volunteers helps nonprofit organizations gain confidence in the volunteers working with those they serve by delivering thorough, compliant background checks. By enabling volunteers to order, manage and share their background checks via a secure online platform, we create a community of vetted volunteers and help nonprofit organizations save time and money. Our extensive expertise in screening and compliance best practices help clients recruit the best volunteers in order to maintain a safe environment and positive reputation. Sterling Volunteers is backed by Sterling Talent Solutions, the world’s largest background screening company, and partnered with Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Visit www.sterlingvolunteers.com.

Verified Volunteers has a resource page with live and on-demand informational webinars.

For nearly 50 years, VIS has offered a unique program for insuring your volunteers in case they are injured, injure someone, damage property or are at fault in a vehicle accident while volunteering. Transferring the volunteer risk exposure to the VIS program helps protect your organization’s own limits of insurance and claims experience, closes coverage gaps that often exist in an organizations’ policies, and provides a benefit that helps you recruit and retain the best volunteers. As a VIS member, you also have access to our “VIS Vault” -- a rich variety of documents, periodicals, training programs and other resources that will help you identify and manage your own foreseeable risks. You also enjoy substantial discounts on many products and services that nonprofit organizations often need. Vis the “member benefits” page at  www.visvolunteers.com.  VIS members enjoy a discount on an annual AL!VE membership.

AL!VE and VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) have partnered together to best support its members engaging volunteers and supporting professional development. VolunteerMatchconnects millions of people with a great place to volunteer and has helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.

We are also excited to offer AL!VE members a 15% discount for a premium VolunteerMatch subscription. Join AL!VE today and claim your discount!

Learn more about how we plan to partner together in AL!VE board member Dana Litwin's guest blog post on VolunteerMatch, aptly titled "5 Reasons VolunteerMatch and AL!VE are a Volunteer(Match) Made in Heaven

VolunteerPro (https://volpro.net/) provides online volunteer management training, coaching & community to leaders of volunteers at all levels. They share research, best practices & emerging innovations in volunteer engagement, all based on engaging today’s volunteers. Their best-in-class courses, membership community & database of tools will help you solve practical challenges & boost your results. 

Like to partner or collaborate with AL!VE?   Contact our Board President: