The State of Volunteerism
Jul 12, 2023 7:00 AM
Elaine Delavy & Ann Drewiske
The State of Volunteerism

Every organization depends on volunteers to further its mission, whether it is as a board member, an envelope stuffer, or something in between. Today’s presentation will share a bit about the state of volunteerism today as we consider the differing needs of different generations and leave you with concrete ideas to take back to any nonprofit organization you are part of (whether you are a volunteer, staff, or donor) to strengthen your volunteer pool.

Elaine Delavy (dell-ah-vee) is a consultant focused on improving the marketing, strategic planning, and fundraising efforts of nonprofit organizations in the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin areas. She has led successful capital campaigns, initiated planned giving programs, led Boards of Directors in strategic planning, and developed fundraising strategies and marketing programs for many diverse organizations.

In addition, she was an adjunct faculty member at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, teaching in the marketing department at both the undergraduate and M.B.A. programs for 15 years. Elaine has worked on capital campaigns and/or feasibility studies for The Saint Paul Area Council of Churches, the Victoria Theater Arts Center, the Washington County Historical Society, Lyric Arts, Lumen Christi Catholic Community, and Christ Church Lutheran. She has served as Interim Executive Director for Project Home and the Stillwater Library Foundation.


Ann Herzog Drewiske has over 30 years of nonprofit advancement experience. Her expertise includes fundraising, good governance practices, volunteer management, capital campaigns, corporate relations, and communications. She has spent her career with a heart on making the region a better place for ALL to live and work.

Prior to launching ScaleUp in 2020, Ann was the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners; she also had a successful career as director of national advancement for Jeremiah Program, and advancement at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Twin Cities Public Television. Besides being a Rotarian, Ann currently serves as Vice Chair of the St Croix Valley Foundation.

Invocation: Annette Cook

Greeters: Ethan Anderson & Paul McGinnis (In-Person)