The National Alliance is leveraging and convening existing 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.
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collaboration is maximized at the local and national levels and across sectors to elevate volunteer engagement.
volunteer engagement is viewed as a strategy – rather than a program – to measurably increase mission-driven impact.
volunteer engagement is viewed by funders as a cost-effective strategy that helps organizations achieve their missions.
research on volunteer engagement is relevant and accessible, and insights are converted into actionable steps.
communication is centralized on the national level, providing a critical hub for information, tools, resources, best practices, and connections to other relevant organizations.
through regular convenings (in person and virtual), there is ongoing collaboration and exchanges of best practices and cutting-edge innovations.