Service Enterprise Training

Are you an organization that wants to save time, energy, and money?

We are pleased to partner with Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, to offer you the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI).

This initiative goes beyond standard volunteer management training by empowering nonprofits to more effectively address community needs and scale their operations by transforming the way they engage volunteers. Scholarships are available for up to 10 organizations.

Each organization is invited to bring up to 4 people to each training session.

Questions? Contact Christina Thurston (831) 427-5070 x117

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What is a Service Enterprise Organization?

An organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all leadership levels, and in all departments, to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization.

We have received generous support from the Center for Nonprofit Leadership in Monterey and the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County to offer this training in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Monterey in 2017.


Why Take the Training?

Organizations that effectively engage volunteers are more adaptable, sustainable, capable of expanding and outperform fellow non-profits. or every dollar a nonprofit invests in effective volunteer engagement, it can expect up to $6 in return. View this 4-min video to learn more about how becoming a Service Enterprise will benefit your organization!


What Will the Training Provide?

Through the training you will be provided with 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 ways in which your organization engages volunteers. 10 hours of individualized consulting from experts in the field 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.

Download the Training Series Overview for more information about what is covered during the training.


Upcoming Training Dates

Trainings are offered once a year. Our next training will be held in the Fall of 2018

Training Dates: TBD                            


How Do I Apply?

We offer a limited number of full scholarships for Service Enterprise Training valued at $5,000. We invite you to complete the application to join our next cohort.

Not sure if this is the right fit for your organization? Feel free to contact our Program Director to ask additional questions, express interest, or learn more.

Email Christina Thurston | Phone: 831-427-5070 x117 |  APPLY NOW

Santa Cruz County Certified Organizations

We invite you to join the outstanding local organizations that have received their National certification signifying their organization’s commitment to and proficiency in appropriately leveraging the time and skills of volunteers to meet the social mission of the organization.

View Certified Service Enterprise Organizations in California

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