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During the closing convening of the July 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, a temporary task force was appointed to develop a structure for leveraging and convening existing networks, organizations and individuals for the purpose of driving a national conversation about the power and potential of volunteer engagement and encouraging collective action for nationwide engagement strategies.

For greater insights on the origins of The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement, check out these background documents:

2019: Points of Light Presentation on The National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement

2018: The National Alliance Case Statement

2017: National Summit Report Regarding The National Alliance

Founding Leadership Team Members:

  • Wanda Lee Bailey, Non-Profit & Volunteer Management Consultant
  • Karmit Bulman, Executive Director, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration
  • Alison Doerfler, Former Senior Vice President, Capacity Building, Points of Light
  • Kaira Esgate, CEO, America‚Äôs Service Commissions (ASC)
  • Beth Steinhorn, President, VQ Volunteer Strategies
  • Megan Vixie, Director of Human Resources, Beach Cities Health District


  • Dana Litwin, Principal, Dana Litwin Consulting, LLC
  • Betsy McFarland,Principal, Adisa

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