The Volunteer Management Essentials Series
This series is designed for new volunteer managers or as a review for others. It will be offered once in 2015. Attend one session or the whole series. All held 9 am - Noon.
Build a Structure
Wed., May 13
Create Attractive Opportunities and a Recruitment Plan, Wed., May 27
Retention, Recognition and Relationships,
Wed., June 10
by Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, has certified four Milwaukee nonprofits as Service Enterprise Organizations.
Guest House, IndependenceFirst, Vision Forward and the Nonprofit Center are among the first organizations in the U.S. to receive this designation. They were part of a national pilot process led locally by Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center.
Service Enterprise (SE) organizations fundamentally leverage volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on their mission. Research shows that SE organizations outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness and are more adaptable, sustainable, and capable of scaling their work.
Certification was achieved through a research-based diagnostic, training and certification process. Art Works, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast, Milwaukee Public Museum and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers also participated in the 2013-14 training process.
A new group of nonprofits has just completed their diagnostic and is beginning 16 hours of training with the goal of becoming the next Certified Service Enterprise organizations. They are: Autism Society of SE Wisconsin, Friedens Community Ministries, Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Interfaith Older Adult Programs, Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services, Ronald McDonald House charities, UW Extension-Milwaukee County, and UW Extension-Wehr Nature Center.
The Milwaukee Service Enterprise Initiative is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Volunteer Generation Fund through Serve Wisconsin. For more information contact Bonnie Andrews, Volunteer Milwaukee Manager, Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The rigorous process has raised the quality of volunteer engagement at Guest House and has expanded our ability to meet our mission.