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Effective Volunteer Engagement – Sonoma County

Did you know that you can double your organization’s impact by strategically utilizing volunteers? Yes, seriously... it’s scientifically proven. But you need to know how to do it right!

Effective Volunteer Engagement is not "using volunteers" to perform this or that task, but rather a series of activities and outcomes that engage, connect, and retain volunteers in positions that support an organization's social mission.

Join Elaine Tokolahi, Director of Volunteer Services at CVNL, to understand what volunteer engagement is all about, and:

  • Learn the value of utilizing volunteers throughout your entire organization
  • Learn how to link your organization’s needs to the motivations of volunteers
  • Learn ways to gather, retain, and grow volunteers to be the most effective and impactful for your organization's mission

About Elaine: Elaine Tokolahi is the Director of Volunteer Services at CVNL, and has over a decade of experience empowering volunteers and nonprofits. Among her many accomplishments and notable roles include helping and securing core funding for a number of women's rights organizations in Asia and the Pacific through her time at the Global Fund for Women, and, among other efforts, supervising nearly a dozen AmeriCorps members for five years at the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter. Prior to joining CVNL, Elaine provided award-winning consulting services to nonprofits and faith-based organizations in emergency planning and continuity planning as the Director of Programs at San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster. Read more about Elaine here.