Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative

Transforming volunteerism for high impact results

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national program that provides training and certification to selected nonprofits that are committed to implementing exemplary volunteer management practices to achieve their missions. Is your Arizona nonprofit ready to unlock the power of volunteers?
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92%

said their organization was better equipped to engage volunteers to meet their mission

80%

report an increase in both traditional and skill-based volunteers, averaging a 23% annual increase in volunteers

$430

cost to Arizona nonprofits for the program, valued by Points of Light at up to $10,000

How Service Enterprise Certification Can Elevate Your Nonprofit

Service Enterprise InitiativeWorking with the Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, and Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the ASU Lodestar Center offers Phoenix-area nonprofits access to the Service Enterprise Initiative, delivered with the Center's distinctive, high-quality approach.
 

Organizations receive:

  • Access to a research-based program to transform your organization into one of the top 11 percent of nonprofits in volunteer management and organizational performance, according to research by the TCC Group.
  • A diagnostic evaluation of your current volunteer engagement practices and tailored recommendations for improvement.
  • 16 hours of training focused on change-management and volunteer engagement strategies and best practices.
  • 10 hours of Individualized coaching and the support of a community of peers to guide you through your Service Enterprise transformation.
  • A nationally recognized certification, with access to volunteer engagement networks, resources and communities.
  • Increased capacity to power your organization. According to Points of Light, Service Enterprises experience a 23 percent increase in volunteers annually, representing $63,000 in valued labor.


Service Enterprise Initiative stepsExpand your impact and reach
 

Service Enterprise certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization.

For every $1 invested in effective volunteer engagement, organizations can expect $3-$6 in return through more effective program delivery. Service Enterprises are significantly more adaptable, sustainable and better resourced to do their work.

In fact, research conducted by the TCC Group found that Service Enterprises are equally as effective as their peers without volunteers, at half the median budget. 

 

Service Enterprise Initiative certification badgeCost

Through this highly effective training and certification process, Arizona nonprofits have the opportunity to certify as Service Enterprises.

This program, valued at up to $10,000 by Points of Light, is available to Arizona nonprofits for only $430 thanks to a grant through the Governor's office. Organizations must pay a $380 diagnostic fee after acceptance into the program and a $50 certification fee upon completion. The certification process can take between six months to a year.
 

Get certified

Is your organization ready to join the next cohort at the ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation? Get started by completing this form. For more information, email us at nonprofit@asu.edu.

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Arizona Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family
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