National Service Enterprise Certification
Nonprofits that excel at leveraging the skills and talents of volunteers in their core operations are known as “Service Enterprises”, and are proven to be more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations.
In fact, research conducted by the TCC Group demonstrates that organizations with 10 to 50 volunteers are equally as effective as their counterparts without volunteers on all measures of organizational effectiveness, yet their average annual budgets are also most half. When an organization reaches 50 volunteers and achieves an effective volunteer management model, not only do they lead and manage their organizations better, but they are also significantly more adaptable, sustainable and better resourced to do their work, and therefore able to sustainably go to scale.
Volunteer Macon is pleased to be partnering with the Points of Light Institute, the largest organization in the world dedication to volunteer service, to offer to nonprofit organizations in middle Georgia access to a national Service Enterprise certification that signifies your commitment to appropriately leveraging the time and talent of volunteers to meet the social mission of your organization. Volunteer Macon staff has been trained on the latest methods of capacity building thought volunteer engagement and can help guide your staff and board through a change management process to more effectively engage volunteers.
During this engagement, participating nonprofits will have access to:
• A thorough and research-based assessment of existing organizational volunteer engagement
practices called the Service Enterprise Diagnostic (SED).
• Up to 16 hours of training to assist in reimagining the ways in which your organization engages
• Individualized consulting 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
For more information, please contact Gigi Rolfes, firstname.lastname@example.org. 478/742-6677
Living Well Workshops in GA
Stanford University's Chronic Disease Self-Managment Program
Do you or someone you care for suffer with any of the following symptoms?
Shortness of Breath
Living Well Workshops are for adults with any chronic condition or for caregivers of persons with chronic conditions. The participants learn tools to combat the symptoms mentioned above. They also learn techniques to better manage the twist and turns of life with chronic disease.
Workshops of only 10-20 participants meet once a week, for 6 weeks. These workshops are facilitated by 2-3 trained leaders and cover the following topics:
Working with the Healthcare System
Much, much more
Dealing with Difficult Emotions
Goal Setting/Action Planning
This is an Evidence-Based program designed and tested by Stanford University. Completers feel empowered to become better self-managers, improve their overall health, and enjoy their quality of life!
In six short weeks you can put LIFE BACK IN YOUR LIFE.