Strong volunteer programs start with strong leaders

Headshot - circleIF YOU are a leader of volunteers – and you care about running a quality program in a resource-challenged nonprofit world, then you are in the right place.

I’m Elisa, and I created Twenty Hats to provide volunteer managers like you with the skills you need to overcome tough challenges – and accomplish more for your program without adding hours to your day.

That’s why my coaching, courses, and retreats give you a personalized training experience. This is not the place for off-the-shelf learning. Plan on applying each new skill to your own workplace situation.

Leading a volunteer program is more than just a job – it’s a rewarding, purpose-driven professionif you are trained in best practices and supported to keep growing.

Let’s make your professional experience as fulfilling as possible!

Why volunteer managers (and their co-workers) love technology better than staff meetings

Data management systems may help build relationships faster than a face to face meeting. Really.

There are best practices. And there are better practices.

Two years ago, I wrote a post about DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) to praise their team collaboration in building deeper relationships with volunteers and donors.

DCCK is so committed to engaging the community that multiple staff: volunteer, development, communications – even data management, meet on a weekly basis to discuss individual volunteers and donors and plan to strengthen those relationships.

I was so impressed by this process that I shared it as a best practice example at almost all of my trainings. Read more…