Professional Biography

Elisa Kosarin, CVA, helps nonprofits deliver fully on their mission and raise more money by stregthening their volunteer programs. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Elisa’s work is driven by the underlying belief that volunteers have the potential to transform communities – if they commit to nurturing the volunteer/nonprofit relationship and developing high impact volunteer programs.

Elisa consults, trains, and coaches nonprofit 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 Nonprofit advancement and the Catalogue for Philanthropy, both located in Washington, DC.

Elisa 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.

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