Workshop Title: Recruiting and Matching Volunteers’ Skills with Organizational Needs
LinkedIn: Betsy McFarland, CVA
Betsy McFarland, CVA, is a principal at Adisa (www.adisagroup.com), a consulting firm dedicated to helping purpose-driven individuals and organizations unleash talent and achieve impact. She also runs Energize (www.energizeinc.com) which helps organizations leverage the power of volunteers.
She began her career developing the first-ever volunteer program for a local animal shelter and went on to spearhead the launch of The Humane Society National Volunteer Center, the first broad-scale coordinated volunteer effort in the history of the organization, which now engages thousands of volunteers globally.
Betsy specializes in providing training, coaching, and assessments in effective volunteer engagement and guides organizations through strategy development to ensure program effectiveness at all levels. She also co-directs the Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement for The Leighty Foundation. Betsy has a BA in Psychology from George Mason University and is a trained facilitator, with an Executive Certificate in Facilitation through Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.