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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.”
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.”
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!”
Manager, Volunteers and Events, PRS, Inc.
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
Measuring volunteer impact benefits more that your program: it empowers YOU The life of a volunteer manager can feel lonely. We have a primary purpose in our organization—the subject matter expert, you might say. This purpose often means we are the only ones in charge...
IRON (resolve, not avoid conflicts) HUG (gain their trust) — let’s get into some conflict resolution From an outsider’s eye, volunteer management may look easy: just be friendly when volunteers come in and thank them when they leave; be thankful you even have...
When low(er) tech is the answer to our scheduling needs Back in the late aughts I had my first brush with volunteer management, when I volunteered for a second year with a film festival in New York City. In my first year, I just stood at the entrance to a 25-screen...