Strategically engage volunteers
The Service Enterprise Initiative helps nonprofits strategically engage volunteers and use their time and skills to address community needs.
Participating organizations have access to:
- A thorough research-based assessment of existing organizational volunteer engagement practices called the Service Enterprise Diagnostic (SED), similar to the CCAT.
- Up to 16 hours of classroom workshop style training to assist in re-imagining the ways in which the organization engages volunteers.
- Up to 10 hours of individualized coaching to address unique organizational opportunities and challenges.
- State and national certification signifying the organization’s commitment to and proficiency in appropriately leveraging the time and skills of volunteers to meet the social mission of the organization.
- A network of other Service Enterprise certified and transforming nonprofits.
United Way became Service Enterprise certified and provided training for local organizations:
- Aging Services*
- Catherine McAuley Center*
- Cedar Rapids Public Library*
- Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
- Horizons, A Family Service Alliance
- Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service*
- Young Parents Network*
* Has received certification
For more information, visit the official Service Enterprise Initiative website.