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Event Name:
Non-Profit SIG - Measuring Volunteer Impact so Funders Take Notice

Event Type(s):
Special Interest Group Event

Topic:  Measuring Volunteer Impact so Funders Take Notice

Most non-profits engage volunteers to better serve clients and assist with fundraising, but very few organizations measure the impact of their volunteer programs. 
Assessing volunteer effectiveness is about more than the number of active volunteers or the dollar equivalent of hours contributed. These figures do not explain how volunteers helped deliver on the mission, nor do they demonstrate the return on investment from operating a volunteer program.  In this presentation, you will learn what’s needed to create metrics that assess the full impact of volunteer engagement. 

Learn How to:
  • Quantify what an organization stands to gain from creating these metrics
  • Identify the staff most likely to perform the process
  • Assess volunteer impact as it relates to client service, staff capacity, and development
  • Identify the technology needed for assessing impact
  • Adapt the logic model to create the metrics most relevant to volunteer activity
Who will Benefit?
The session will benefit CFO’s. Executive Directors who seek new and effective ways to demonstrate mission delivery to funders, board members, and corporate partners. Only a handful of non-profits have created these types of metrics – doing so gives organizations a competitive edge in communicating effectiveness to stakeholders. 

Presentation by:
Elisa Kosarin, CVA
Twenty Hats

Elisa Kosarin helps non-profits deliver fully on their mission and raise more money through strategic integration of volunteer management and development.  With over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Elisa’s work is driven by the underlying belief that volunteers have the potential to transform communities – if non-profits commit to nurturing the volunteer/non-profit relationship and developing high impact volunteer programs. 

Elisa consults, coaches, and trains non-profit staff on volunteer management best practices. She has presented at multiple conferences, including the 2017 National Summit on Volunteer Engagement Leadership and the 2016 Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) livestream conference. She serves on the faculty for the Center for Non-profit Advancement and the Catalogue for Philanthropy, both located in Washington DC.

She is Certified in Volunteer Administration, (CVA), blogs regularly for the VolunteerMatch Engaging Volunteers website, and has hosted webinars for the AL!VE and VolunteerPro communities.


Event Date:

Event Time:
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization
1731 King Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Contact Person:
Brian Wendroff
(phone: 703-553-1099)

Includes 1 hour of CPE

8:00 - 8:30am - Welcome and Networking
8:30 - 9:30am - Discussion

Parking Information:
There are free public parking spaces about two blocks away at The Durant Center and at Jefferson Houston School. 
We suggest using Peyton Street to get to Cameron (Cameron is a one way street, so you can’t drive through the arch and make a right on Cameron, only a left).  Come up Cameron and park at the Durant Center and then walk up to NHPCO through the back side of the arch/driveway. 
There are free public parking spaces between the Durant Center and the public swimming pool and also behind Jefferson Houston Elementary School at 1501 Cameron Street.
Via Metro: 
Take either the Yellow Line or Blue Line to the King Street Metro Station.
Please feel free to contact Brian Wendroff, Non Profit Committee Chair for any questions, comments, or concerns.

Future Meeting Dates:
January 17, 2019
May 16, 2019

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