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HBP’s Nonprofit Bites: June, MD

June 19, 2019

Join Halt, Buzas & Powell at UMBC for breakfast, where Derry Deringer and Elisa Kosarin will share their fundraising and volunteer engagement expertise to teach you how to integrate your volunteers into resource development. You will not want to miss this interactive workshop!


Effective Ways to Engage Your Volunteers to Generate New Revenue and Resources

Are you fully leveraging the charitable giving potential of your volunteers? Research shows that volunteers are ten times more generous than non-volunteer donors. It’s a challenge, though, to know how best to engage volunteers as long-term or even “first-time” donors. There is no set approach to cultivating this abundant resource.

In this lively, highly interactive workshop, fundraising expert Derry Deringer and volunteer engagement specialist Elisa Kosarin will help you devise practical strategies for engaging volunteers in resource development. Using a structured facilitation process, the group will use its collective knowledge to build consensus and create volunteer engagement action steps.  After the workshop, you will receive a summary of workshop results to expand your organization’s volunteer giving.

Presented by Derry Deringer (Deringer Consulting, LLC) and Elisa Kosarin (Twenty Hats)

About the Speakers

Elisa Kosarin, CVA, Twenty Hats

Elisa Kosarin, CVA, helps nonprofits deliver fully on their mission and raise more money by strategically integrating volunteer management and development. 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, coaches, and trains nonprofit staff on volunteer management best practices. She has presented at multiple conferences, and serves on the faculty for the Center for Nonprofit advancement and the Catalogue for Philanthropy, both in Washington, DC.

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

Derry Deringer, Principal, Deringer Consulting, LLC

Principal at Deringer Consulting (Est. 2011), Derry Deringer is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). Derry draws from over 25 years of experience with nonprofit, business and international organizations.

Whether you’re a small community agency, an international NGO or a large association, Derry delivers expertise, tools and strategies to help you optimize and increase results from your fundraising and strategic planning work. 

Previously, Derry served as director of corporate and foundation relations and director of major gifts for World Food Program USA (WFP USA), a Washington DC-based nonprofit that supports the UN World Food Program (WFP) and other humanitarian assistance and hunger relief organizations. Derry is married and has two children. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Venue Information

UMBC Commons

1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250