Service Enterprise for Funders
Investing in Service Enterprise is an Investment in Nonprofit Capacity & Infrastructure
SERVICE ENTERPRISE IS THE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR STRATEGIC VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT IN ORGANIZATIONS.
Service Enterprise organizations are a better investment; they effectively leverage volunteers and their skills, extending every dollar donated to accomplish more. They engage the community in mission-driven volunteer opportunities, building local buy-in and trust. And volunteering in itself addresses many of today’s pressing concerns; improving mental and physical health, decreasing loneliness and social isolation, increasing social capital, and decreasing polarization.
The research underscores that that are many benefits for organizations to operate as a Service Enterprise, certified organizations provide more impactful and rewarding volunteer experiences, which:
Increase engagement and productivity for employees
Increase health and wellness outcomes for employees
Create a higher return on donated volunteer hours
Organizations operating as a Service Enterprise are better equipped to host skilled and pro bono volunteers, which in turn builds employee professional and leadership capabilities for corporate partners and funders.
HOW TO GET STARTED
The Service Enterprise Program provides a turnkey opportunity to invest in Strategic Volunteer Engagement and the capacity of nonprofits you support. There are a variety of ways to get started:
Fund Service Enterprise nationally, benefiting hundreds of organizations annually by sustainably building capacity through strategic volunteer engagement. Contact us to learn more about investment and sponsorship opportunities.
Partner with AL!VE or a local Hub to host a Service Enterprise cohort of your funded partners.
Offer grants and implementation funding for organizations wishing to participate in Service Enterprise.
Partner with AL!VE to connect your employees with volunteer opportunities at Service Enterprise organizations.
Provide additional points or scoring priorities for Service Enterprise organizations in grant competitions.
There are a variety of opportunities for partnership based on your geographic scope and funding priorities. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to discuss the best model to support your mission and goals.