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“Elisa’s presentation was engaging both with hands on encouraging audience interaction and questions. She took the presentation on a course that was led by the participants, while continuing to stay on topic and relevant. I found her very knowledgeable yet approachable. I would highly recommend her as a trainer in any situation.”

Sue Hawthorne

Volunteer Manager, Volunteers of Mid Coast Maine


“The workshop was fantastic, a few of us afterwards were talking about how helpful it was. I already have ideas about how to make my future interviews better based on what we did at your workshop. Thank you for hosting it.”

Geoffrey Cohrs

Docent Coordinator, Smithsonian American Art Museum


“I love that the Twenty Hats training relates directly to your work, your present struggles and challenges. It was helpful for me to talk with my struggles out loud to my colleagues during the team brainstorming activities. I was able to relate everything we learned back to my work at my organization in some way, which I didn’t expect, but loved!”

Lauren Padgett

Manager, Volunteers and Events, PRS, Inc.


About Elisa

Elisa Kosarin, CVA, helps nonprofits deliver fully on their missions and raise more money by strengthening their volunteer programs.

With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, her work is driven by the underlying belief that volunteers have the potential to transform communities – when nonprofits understand how best to support them and make use of their talents.

Do you fully leverage the talent, support, and power of your volunteers?

On the Volunteer Managers Blog

Why you’re a relationship-builder first and a volunteer manager second

Why you’re a relationship-builder first and a volunteer manager second

Don't drop your specialization. Just shift your focus. I’m thinking of offering a new workshop. This one would be directed towards nonprofits leaders rather than volunteer managers. It would be called “Deconstructing Engagement.” In this workshop, we would take away...

Guest Post: The Power of “Yes”

Guest Post: The Power of “Yes”

Here's what happens when a Leader of Volunteers accepts all offers of support. In August 2020, I joined many of my peers having to scramble to find a new job thanks to the pandemic. I wanted to stay in the same field, and I needed to be part of a mission I could...