Service Enterprise

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
  • HACAP*
  • 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.