Hi, I’m Elisa
Managing a volunteer program is more than just a job – it’s a rewarding, purpose-driven profession IF you are trained in best practices and supported to keep growing.
That’s where I come in.
- I provide volunteer engagement professionals with the training and coaching they need to do their jobs effectively and advance professionally.
- And I work directly with nonprofits to help them build robust volunteer programs that expand capacity and increase revenue.
It takes a least twenty hats to create the kind of program that draws us to this profession ─ hats like marketer, recruiter, interviewer, supervisor, manager. The most important hat of all is leader, and I will help you wear that hat with confidence.
Besting this one phrase in your volunteer opportunity writeups
Can’t we do better than this one phrase? Challenge yourself to a list of more compelling alternatives.
“We make a difference”
Well yes, sure – we DO make a difference. That’s the bottom line for all volunteer work – and all nonprofits. That’s why we exist. To effect change, improve lives, and make a difference.
The problem is that there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone. And if we are all making a difference, how do we stand out from all the rest?
Not only that, science has shown that our brains ignore over-used phrases. That puts making a difference right at the top of the useless list. It’s a waste of time just to type the word. Read more…