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In this episode, Corina Sadler shares her thoughts on an important, but seldom discussed topic: Volunteer managers’ personal and professional development. Listen in as Corina talks about:

  • Looking outside the box for training to skillset
  • Developing a professional story
  • Using social media to recruit by not recruiting
  • Creating your own content
  • The importance of showcasing staff who engage volunteers
  • Why professional volunteer manager organizations are vital
  • Steps to creating a niche volunteer manager peer group

About Corina: 

Corina Sadler, CVA, is Volunteer Resources Supervisor for the City of Plano, Texas “Volunteers in Plano” department and she has spent 15 years in local government. Corina and her team support staff in engaging 10,000 volunteers a year. In 2019 she received a national IMPACT Award from the Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) for displaying exemplary leadership in the field. She is a committee member of Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, e-Volunteerism, AL!VE and the Texas Volunteer Management Conference. Ms. Sadler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Gerontology and Nonprofit Management along with certificates in nonprofit marketing and governance.  

Interested in training with Corina? You can catch her September 29 with NOVAA and October 2 at the Colorado Conference on Volunteerism. Where will she be next? Connect with Corina on LinkedIn [] or Instagram @CorinaInPlano to keep in touch. She hopes to see a bit of YOUR volunteer engagement story online.

Thank you Corina for sharing your insights and actionable tips. Your volunteer manager journey inspires us all to include our professional stories to further our programs and our personal development.