Volunteers Matter: Strategically Recruit and Engage Volunteers to Maximize Their Impact
Organizations that leverage volunteers and their skills across all leadership levels and in all departments are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact, compared to other similar organizations. As a result they are better able to deliver on their social missions.
Although nonprofits that successfully engage volunteers are as effective as peers without volunteers, they do so at almost half the median budget!
In order to leverage volunteers effectively, organizations must have strong systems in place to recruit and manage them efficiently.
This workshop will share information and tools to help organizations re-envision how they find and then utilize the time and talents of volunteers.
Lisl Hacker has worked in the service and volunteerism field for the last 10 years. In the fall of 2014, she joined the Massachusetts Service Alliance, a private nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism. Initially a consultant, she became Director of Training and Technical Assistance, overseeing multiple grants from the Corporation of National and Community Service, the Points of Light Service Enterprise initiative, the planning of a bi-annual state conference on service and volunteerism, and many other training opportunities.
Her varied work experience includes teaching environmental education and coaching tennis, supporting those with mental illness in a residential facility and those with developmental disabilities in an employment program, and most recently serving as a Senior AmeriCorps Portfolio Manager at YouthBuild USA.
Lisl has a BA in German and Psychology from Bowdoin College and a MSW and EdM from Boston University. Although her working pace has slowed in recent years since she became a parent, she also has a passion for traveling and has visited almost 40 countries.