Guest post by Dana Litwin
Exciting news for everyone who works with volunteers!
VolunteerMatch and the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) are partnering to bring the best professional support resources and member benefits to volunteer leaders nationwide.
Here are my top five favorites benefits from the new match-up:
- Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together!
Like chocolate and peanut butter, this new pairing has all the sweet and savory goodness of AL!VE and VolunteerMatch’s vast networks and resources packaged in one delicious offering. The richness of AL!VE’s national peer support system and the smooth volunteer recruitment and retention tools from VolunteerMatch are the perfect professional blend sure to keep you and your volunteers engaged and motivated, and satisfying your volunteer management sweet tooth.
- Saving $$ — 15% Off Discounts
We all know a career of managing volunteers is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so getting maximum bang for your buck is important in our field. AL!VE members can start saving 15% ($14.85) on VolunteerMatch Premium’s annual service fee and VolunteerMatch users will receive 15% off AL!VE’s annual membership fees — a savings of $7.50 for an individual membership, and up to $37.50 for groups!
- AL!VE Member Benefits
Some of the many perks of membership include AL!VE’s Member-to-Mentor program; and FREE or deeply discounted volunteer management software, webinars, the Certification in Volunteer Administration (CVA), journal subscriptions, conferences, and other professional development events. Individuals or groups — such as Associations for Volunteer Administration (AVAs) and Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIAs) — are welcome to join, too.
I love being a Board member of AL!VE, and belonging to a strong, diverse, supportive community that truly embodies the dedication of our profession.
- VolunteerMatch Premium Benefits
Volunteer opportunities posted on VolunteerMatch are mirrored to a growing pool of network partners, such as LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace, and offered to nearly three million employees at companies including Starbucks, Groupon, and JetBlue.
VolunteerMatch Premium makes volunteer recruitment quicker and easier than ever with features including document, photo, and donation management, advanced reporting, and custom greetings and questionnaires.
- Location, Location, Location!
This (Volunteer)Match made in heaven means you’ll have resources and professional support at your disposal, when and where you need it: from the comprehensive VolunteerMatch Learning Center and AL!VE’s peer support community to regional roundtables, booths, and conference workshops. It is now easier than ever to make meaningful in-person and online professional connections.
Together, AL!VE and VolunteerMatch are here for you, me, us, and we — promoting and advocating for the value of our work in professional and intentional volunteer management. For more details on savings, special deals, and member benefits, please visit www.volunteeralive.org or www.volunteermatch.org
If you have any questions about getting started, please contact AL!VE’s VP of Membership Jared McCannell, CVA.
Author Bio: Dana Litwin (CVA) is a transformational coach, strategic advisor, and public speaker with a background in team building and environmental conservation. For over 15 years, she has guided organizations in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and nationwide to produce breakthrough volunteer and community engagement programs.