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What is a Service Enterprise?

Organizations that excel at leveraging the skills and talents of volunteers in their core operations are known as “Service Enterprises.” These organizations are proven to be more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations.

Research by the TCC Group shows that organizations operating as Service Enterprises are better led, better managed and operate at almost half the median budget as their peers.

Service Enterprise Initiative in Minnesota

MAVA and HandsOn Twin Cities are excited to be partnering with Points of Light, to offer organizations access to the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI).

This holistic change management approach helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment and better achieve their social mission.

Through SEI training, you have access to:

- A research-based assessment of existing organizational volunteer engagement practices
- Up to 16 hours of team-based change management training offered in a cohort model with 4 to 8 other organizations
- Individualized coaching to address unique organizational opportunities and challenges
- 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

Ready to get started?

MAVA & HandsOn Twin Cities will be offering Service Enterprise again in Summer 2019 - click here for details.  

To learn more about Service Enterprise in Minnesota, contact Polly Roach (proach@mavanetwork.org).  To find out about the impact of Service Enterprise on one participating organization, read What Happens When Volunteers Are No Longer a "Nice to Have" but Instead a Strategic Investment by Valerie Jones from the College of Saint Benedict.

To learn more about Service Enterprise nationally, visit the Points of Light website; to find out about the difference Service Enterprise is making across the country, read Transforming Organizations Through Strategic Volunteer Engagement.



Upcoming Service Enterprise Opportunities

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Participating Organizations

The following 51 Minnesota organizations have achieved Service Enterprise certification, which is valid for three years; * indicates organizations that have maintained their Service Enterprise status for another three years after earning their initial certification:

Age Well Arrowhead
Animal Allies
Avivo*
Bridges Kinship Mentoring
Camp Victory
CAER Food Shelf
 
Thank you to ServeMinnesota and the
Corporation for National and Community
Service for providing grant funding
support for this initiative. 






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