Have you heard? Kansas Volunteer Commission is the first certified Service Enterprise organization in Kansas!
The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program, led by Points of Light, that helps organizations better meet their missions through the power of volunteers. Through a comprehensive assessment, training, coaching and certification model, nonprofits are equipped to engage and manage volunteers more effectively to meet community needs. Research shows that nonprofits that operate as Service Enterprises are equally as effective as their peers but at almost half the median budget, and are significantly more adaptable, sustainable and capable of going to scale.
Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a very prestigious accomplishment. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits in volunteer management and organizational performance across the nation. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization.