Join us this March as we explore the role of nonprofit leaders in promoting and sustaining a culture of volunteerism – and the role of technology in service.

The Learning Center of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County offers free training for those working with Elkhart County nonprofits or nonprofits serving Elkhart County. This workshop is also free for volunteer managers, CEOs or others who work in the for-profit sector helping manage volunteers, particularly our Acts of Service partners.

This interactive workshop will dive deeply into the evolving roles of volunteer managers — from trainer to facilitator, to energizer and evaluator — with research-based and participant-driven discussion on:

  • Current trends and challenges affecting volunteerism in the U.S.
  • Initiatives and strategies to promote and sustain a culture of volunteerism
  • Tools, practices, and the ethics of technology to streamline operations and effectively manage volunteers

About our speaker

Mandy Sharp Eizinger is a program manager at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In this role, she supports sector-wide learning and professional development programs. Mandy brings training in Gallup Strengths Coaching and a people-centered approach to developing individuals and programs to make meaningful and measurable impact. Mandy’s work on well-being in the nonprofit sector has been featured in Nonprofit Quarterly, Nonprofit Hub, the WGVU Morning Show with Shelly Irwin, Giving Compass and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Previously, Mandy served twelve years in nonprofit program management in Chicago, and led regional community engagement strategy with UNICEF USA, helping to amplify the organization’s U.S.-based education, advocacy, and fundraising programs. Mandy led UNICEF USA’s Global Citizenship Fellowship program in national recruitment, training, coaching, and professional development, and is proud to be among more than 75 diverse fellows and alumni working in the social impact space around the world.

Mandy holds a bachelor’s degree in family community services from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in public service management from DePaul University. She currently serves on the board of directors at Treetops Collective, a cross-cultural movement that connects with and invests in New American women leaders, together transforming our communities into places of belonging.


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Event Agenda

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County is focused on improving the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.