Our Partners


The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement is leveraging and convening exiting networks, organizations, and individuals to elevate and drive a national conversation about the power and potential of volunteer engagement, as well as encourage collective action for nationwide engagement strategies. The Alliance is not a replacement for existing organizations such as Points of Light, America's Service Commissions, AL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement), or other national or regional organizations or associations. Rather, it is a coalition to facilitate collaboration across these organizations and sectors for aligned collective action. AL!VE is generously providing support to the Alliance as co-facilitator and fiscal agent. Learn more and sign up for updates.


Better Impact is a small but global company, dedicated to helping nonprofits, charities and government agencies accomplish their missions. Better Impact’s 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. The client module, Client Impact, is used to track clients and to link them to volunteers in Volunteer Impact. Better Impact 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.  Learn more here.

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 will focus on 'Managing Risk' and is scheduled for October 18 & 19, 2022. Registration will open in May 2022!  Learn more by joining our informational mailing list.

Since 2019, Better Impact has provided sponsorship and cash awards for the annual 'AL!VE Impact Awards', a national peer recognition award.  You can learn about the Impact Awards and nominate yourself or a peer here.


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.

Additional CVA Resources:

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

AL!VE Members save 10% off the CVA Certification Fees of $350.00  (a $35.00 value).
Learn more about the CVA credential.
Contact CCVA at 423-901-9598 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 open source and hosted by AL!VE. Learn more about IJOVA here.

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.


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 this year will be announced later this year.



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

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."

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