Coffee Chat – The Mission Driven Volunteer

The Mission Driven Volunteer

February 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST

Volunteers have changed – have you changed your approach to engaging volunteers?
This webinar will inspire you to take a new look at how you approach volunteerism in your association to one that results in greater member engagement and satisfaction, lower costs, faster turn-around, and laser focus on work that advances the mission of the association.

In this conversation, we’ll explore mission-driven volunteering, a new model that allows associations and our volunteers to focus our limited resources, measuring everything we do by how well it supports and contributes to the mission of our organizations. You’ll hear case studies of associations that have implemented this model and learn about some tools to help your association embrace adhocracy and micro-volunteering.

Takeaway 1:       Understand the problems with the current model of volunteering.
Takeaway 2:       Articulate the benefits of mission-driven volunteering.
Takeaway 3:       Explore small and larger strategies for optimizing volunteerism.


Elizabeth EngelElizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE
CEO & Chief Strategist
Spark Consulting

phone: 202.468.3478
twitter: @ewengel

Elizabeth Weaver Engel, M.A., CAE, is CEO and Chief Strategist at Spark Consulting LLC. Elizabeth has over seventeen years of experience helping associations grow, in membership, marketing, communications, public presence, and especially revenue, which is what Spark is all about. She speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics in association management. When she’s not helping associations grow, Elizabeth loves to dance, listen to live music, cook, and blog about the Philadelphia Eagles.

Peggy HoffmanPeggy M. Hoffman
President & Association Manager
Mariner Management & Marketing

phone: 301.725.2508
twitter: @peggyhoffman

Peggy Hoffman, CAE, is president of Mariner Management, an association management company providing full management services to small associations and counsel to global associations seeking to improve member communities and volunteer development. In this role, she serves as association manager for PRSA Maryland and as senior staff for two other associations which includes responsibilities for volunteer management.

Peggy will draw on her wide experience in working with and managing volunteers over the past thirty years. This includes day-to-day work with her volunteers, teaching and coaching volunteer leaders, and being involved in volunteer research. She also draws on her own association volunteer experience having served on chapter and section council boards, project teams and in many ad-hoc roles. Peggy blogs at and you can catch up with her on Twitter @peggyhoffman or on LinkedIn and Facebook – or on the triathlon trail.


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