Service Enterprise Initiative

INCREASE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S CAPACITY & IMPACT BY BECOMING A SERVICE ENTERPRISE

A service enterprise is an organization that integrates volunteers into its strategic planning, operations, and service delivery, and by doing so increases its expertise and capacity without adding substantial costs.

 

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has partnered with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family to offer nonprofit organizations access to the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI). The SEI is a national program that provides training and certification to selected nonprofits committed to implementing exemplary volunteer management practices to achieve their missions. Click here to get started and complete the application form on the Points of Light website. Click here to preview the application questions in a PDF.

For more information contact Ken Briggs, Senior Director of Community Development, kbriggs@unitedwaytucson.org, 520.903.3914.

SERVICE ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION SIGNIFIES THAT ORGANIZATIONS HAVE THE CAPABILITY AND MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE TO STRATEGICALLY ENGAGE VOLUNTEERS TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR ORGANIZATION.

For every $1 invested in effective volunteer engagement, organizations can expect $3-$6 in return through more effective program delivery. Service Enterprises are significantly more adaptable, sustainable and better resourced to do their work.

 

80% REPORTED AN INCREASE IN SKILL-BASED VOLUNTEERS

92% SAID THEIR ORGANIZATION WAS BETTER EQUIPPED TO ENGAGE VOLUNTEERS

ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE:

Access to a research-based program to transform your organization into one of the top 11% of nonprofits in volunteer management and organizational performance according to research by the TCC Group.

A nationally recognized certification, with access to volunteer engagement networks, resources & communities.

A diagnostic evaluation of your current volunteer engagement practices and tailored recommendations.

16 hours of training focused on change-management, volunteer engagement strategies and best practices.

10 hours of individualized coaching and the support of a community of peers to help guide you.

Points of Light is an international nonprofit, nonpartisan organization headquartered in the United States dedicated to engaging more people and resources in solving serious social problems through voluntary service.

JOIN MORE THAN 350 SERVICE ENTERPRISES ACROSS THE COUNTRY!

When you become a Service Enterprise your organization receives support in the following categories:

PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT

LEADERSHIP SUPPORT

PARTNERING TO EXTEND OUTREACH

TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

EFFECTIVE TRAINING OUTREACH

OUTREACH & FUNDING

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

TRACKING & EVALUATION

For more information contact Ken Briggs at Kbriggs@unitedwaytucson.org.

Cost: This program, valued at up to $10,000 by Points of Light, is available to Arizona nonprofits for only $430.*

*Organizations must pay a $380 diagnostic fee after acceptance into the program and a $50 certification fee upon completion. Certification can take 6-12 months.

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