Research has shown that organizations that fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills across all leadership levels and in all departments are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact when compared to peer organizations and, as a result, are better able to deliver on their social mission. More specifically, nonprofits that successfully engage volunteers are as effective as their peers without volunteers, but at almost half the median budget. However, in order to leverage volunteers effectively, organizations must have strong systems in place to manage volunteers effectively.
This workshop will share information, best practices and tools to help organizations reenvision how they utilize the skills and time of volunteers as well as provide examples of systems that support effective volunteer management overall.
The cost of this workshop is underwritten in part by Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Lisl has been a part of the national service field for the last 9 years, first as an AmeriCorps Program Officer for YouthBuild USA, one of the largest National Directs before joining the Massachusetts Service Alliance in 2014 as a consultant and then in coming on staff in 2015 as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance. Her main responsibilities include oversight of MSA’s Volunteer Generation Fund and Commission Investment Fund grants which include the implementation of a variety of training initiatives throughout the state. She often jokes that her resume reads like a “choose your own adventure book” in that she has had a lot of varied work experience ranging from teaching environmental education and coaching tennis to supporting those with mental illness in a residential facility and those with developmental disabilities in an employment program. Lisl has a BA in German and Psychology from Bowdoin College and a MSW and EdM from Boston University. Although it has slowed down in recent years since becoming a parent (which is her true passion), she also has a passion for traveling and has visited almost 40 different countries.