Iowa Nonprofit Summit Announces Keynote Presenter

Thursday, July 25, 2019


July 25, 2019

Contact: Betsy Shelton
Volunteer Iowa
515.348.6228/ 800.308.5987

Iowa Nonprofit Summit Announces Keynote Presenter

The summit will feature a nationally renowned volunteer engagement expert

Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Nonprofit Summit planning team and Volunteer Iowa are pleased to announce the featured keynote presenter for this year’s biennial Iowa Nonprofit Summit:

Beth Steinhorn – Ms. Steinhorn is President of Denver-based VQ Volunteer Strategies, a leading provider of high-impact volunteer engagement solutions designed to help organizations raise their VQ – or volunteer quotient (Volunteer quotient is an organization’s ability to leverage volunteer talent for greater impact). She partners with organizations and their leadership to increase their impact through strategic and innovative engagement. The author of multiple books and articles on strategic volunteer engagement, she is a popular speaker and trainer, known for her interactive and inspiring presentations. As a thought leader, Beth regularly participates in the national dialogue about volunteerism and engagement. Her consultations have included developing engagement strategies for Save the Children USA, Special Olympics Southern California, Best Friends Animal Society and Repair the World. As a Service Enterprise Trainer, she has also trained and supported dozens of organizations across the country to become certified Service Enterprises. Prior to becoming a consultant, Beth worked as an executive director and marketing director with education and faith-based organizations and spent years working with museums as an educator, manager and anthropologist. She still draws upon her anthropology experience, helping organizations through the culture shift process, from viewing volunteer management as a program to embracing engagement as a strategy to fulfill the mission. Beth has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University and also attended University of Washington for anthropology and museology. For more information about Beth and VQ Volunteer Strategies, visit

The biennial Iowa Nonprofit Summit will take place October 29 and 30, 2019, at The Meadows Events and Conference Center located at Prairie Meadows Casino in Altoona, Iowa. Registration will open later this summer. For more information, visit

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About Volunteer Iowa (or Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service)

Volunteer Iowa and its partner agencies work with organizations and individuals on three main fronts. The first is to help agencies develop quality programs that use service as a strategy to fulfill their missions and address Iowa’s greatest areas of need. The second is to help engage Iowans in their communities by promoting service and expanding the volunteer base. Finally, the third area of work is to connect individuals with appropriate service opportunities by building the volunteer infrastructure. More information is available at

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