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Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
University of Maine
Orono, ME

Featured Guest: Elisa Kosarin, Twenty Hats

Who attends this conference?

Everyone seeking to make communities stronger by engaging citizens in service!

Since 1986, this gathering has provided learning and networking opportunities for Maine’s volunteer leaders, program managers, corporate employee volunteer coordinators, and service-learning educators. It is the only professional development conference tailored exclusively to the needs and challenges of Maine’s volunteer sector. 

Formerly known as the Blaine House Conference on Service and Volunteerism (BHCSV), the conference updated its identity to reflect the purpose and participants.
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About Ms Kosarin:

kosarinElisa Kosarin, CVA, is helps nonprofits deliver fully on their mission and raise more money by strengthening 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 nonprofits commit to developing high impact volunteer programs.

Elisa consults, coaches, and trains on volunteer management best practices. She has presented at numerous conferences and has served on the faculty for the Center for Nonprofit advancement and the Catalogue for Philanthropy, both located in Washington, DC.

Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA), Elisa blogs regularly on her Twenty Hats website and guests posts frequently for the VolunteerMatch Engaging Volunteers website. She is excited to be part of the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference, where she will train around three of her most requested topics: achieving buy-in, behavior-based interviewing, and peer problem-solving.

 Conference Fee - 

$90  (Early Bird fee is $75; good through Sept. 30) 
Registration covers morning reception, lunch, all sessions and conference materials. 
Additional discounts available for members of PAVA, AVA, VAMM, Franklin Volunteer Network, Medical Reserve Corps. Also supervisors of AmeriCorps, VISTA, or Senior Corps participants. Contact group or program leadership for discount code.  See details on registration site.

Conference Organizers

2019 Conference Planning Committee

  • Beth Tatro, Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • Sue Asselin Hawthorne, Sweetser
  • Maryalice Crofton, Executive Director, Maine Commission for Community Service 
  • Cynthia Adamsky, Volunteer and Events Coordinator, Town of Wells