Service Enterprise

Leverage the skills and expertise of volunteers to increase their social impact and strengthen communities. 


Learn cutting-edge change management and volunteer engagement strategies.

Share knowledge.

Access a vast volunteer engagement network and get resources when you need them.

Build capacity.

Be more adaptable, sustainable and capable of going to scale by maximizing your human capital.

CVNL has partnered with Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, to offer the Service Enterprise. Service Enterprise is a national change management program that helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to better achieve their mission.

Participating in the Service Enterprise Program uniquely positions your organization to engage the time and talent of volunteers to expand program operations and revenue, realize higher programmatic impact, and better achieve your mission.

Upcoming Program Details

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to offer this program for free. Organizations must commit to all four trainings in order to be accepted:
  • April 23rd, 9:00am – 12:00pm — Laying the Foundation
  • May 7th, 9:00am – 12:00pm — Shifting the Paradigm
  • May 21st, 9:00am – 12:00pm — Putting Theory into Practice
  • June 4th, 9:00am – 12:00pm — Accelerating Change
Please complete the form below to be considered. Upon completion of the Program, organizations can choose to pursue Certification as a Service Enterprise. For more information about the Certification process, contact Jim: jtomlinson@cvnl.org
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Why Service Enterprise?

Service Enterprise training indicates that the organization has the capability and management expertise to strategically leverage 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. This represents a 300-600 percent return on investment.

Research by the TCC Group shows that Service Enterprises are significantly more adaptable, sustainable and better resourced to do their work.



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an increase in skilled volunteers

Program Sponsors

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