Lets Get SEI Certified
A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.
Service Enterprise Initiative will strengthen the capacity of area nonprofits to leverage volunteers and their skills to address community needs. The initiative takes nonprofit leaders through a comprehensive research-based assessment, training, consulting and certification model.The end goal is to ensure the organizations are equipped with the tools and technical assistance necessary to support a fundamental transformation of how they utilize volunteers. The program involves organizational leaders and board members and includes an orientation and four workshops over a two month period, with additional follow-up and support.
Space is limited for the Service Enterprise pro-gram, with applications accepted now until February 1, as space permits. Orientation will be in late February and the workshops begin in March.
Certified organizations that engage volunteers have almost
half the median budget of their peers without volunteers.
Every $1 invested in effective volunteer engagement yields $3-$6, which is a 300%-600% return for certified organizations.
Nationally certified organizations are listed as such through prominent donor avenues including Points of Light, GuideStar, etc.