In 2013, United Way of York County and the Maine State Commission for Community Service applied for a nationally competitive grant to participate in a pilot program that supports community engagement at local nonprofit organizations through Points of Light.
Become a Service Enterprise and Re-think the Way Your
Organization Engages Community Members
|From left to right: Carl Pendleton, Sweetser, Bronwyn Potthoff, Community Bicycle Center, Andy Greif, Community Bicycle Center and Andrew Burnell, Community Bicycle Center receiving their Service Enterprise Certificates in September 2014|
Have you heard?
Nonprofits that effectively leverage the skills and talents of community members into their core operations are known as “Service Enterprises.”
Research conducted by TCC Group, a national program evaluation firm, demonstrates that Service Enterprises are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations and, as a result, are able to do more to deliver on the social mission of their organization.
Want to be part of the innovative group?
Through the journey of becoming a Service Enterprise, your nonprofit will access innovative training and consulting that will guide your staff and board through a change management process to more effectively engage volunteers.
United Way of York County will provide your organization with:
· A thorough assessment of your existing organizational community engagement practices;
· Up to 16 hours of training to assist in re-tooling the roles and ways in which your organization engages community members;
· Individualized consulting to address unique organizational opportunities and challenges; and,
· Access to national certification that signifies your organization’s commitment to appropriately leveraging the time and talent of volunteers to meet the social mission of your organization.
Ready to get started?
Contact United Way of York County for more information about how your nonprofit can be recognized as one of the first Service Enterprises in your community:
Manager of Volunteer & Youth Engagement
United Way of York County