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What is a Service Enterprise?

Organizations that excel at leveraging the skills and talents of volunteers in their core operations are known as “Service Enterprises.” These organizations are proven to be more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their impact in comparison to peer organizations.

Research by the TCC Group shows that organizations operating as Service Enterprises are better led, better managed and operate at almost half the median budget as their peers.

Service Enterprise Initiative in Minnesota

MAVA and HandsOn Twin Cities are excited to be partnering with Points of Light, to offer organizations access to the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI).

This holistic change management approach helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment and better achieve their social mission.

Through SEI training, you will have access to:

A research-based assessment of existing organizational volunteer engagement practices

Up to 16 hours of team based change management training

Individualized coaching 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.

Ready to get started?

MAVA & HandsOn Twin Cities will be offering Service Enterprise again in the spring/summer of 2018. Learn more!

Contact for more information.  

To learn more about Service Enterprise nationally, visit the Points of Light website.

Upcoming Service Enterprise Opportunities


Participating Organizations

The following 44 Minnesota organizations have achieved Service Enterprise certification:

CAER Food Shelf
Rochester Public Library
Ruff Start Rescue
Senior Community Services
St. Cloud Area School District 742
United Way of Central Minnesota
White Bear Area Emergency Food Shelf
Winona Volunteer Services
YMCA Twin Cities

Thanks to ServeMinnesota and the Corporation for National and Community Service for providing grant funding support for this initiative.