The Job Foundation

The Job Foundation Is Now A Certified Service Enterprise

The Job Foundation is pleased to announce that it has been certified by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as a Service Enterprise! Achieving Service Enterprise certification is a very prestigious accomplishment for an organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Certification signifies that organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve the performance of their organization.

The Job Foundation completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and coaching, and an extensive internal planning and change process to better integrate volunteers into our human capital strategy. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, The Job Foundation is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

Please visit our volunteer tab to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and to apply today!

Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program that helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to better achieve their mission. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please visit the volunteer tab. For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please contact Lauren Finke at the Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley.

Service Enterprises have benefited from:

  • 23% increase in volunteers annually, on average
  • $63K in valued labor from donated volunteer hours
  • There are more than 350 certified Service Enterprises across 23 states.
  • 92% of Service Enterprises said their organization was better equipped to engage volunteers to meet their mission.
  • 80% of Service Enterprises report an increase in both volunteers and skills-based volunteers.

“We couldn’t be happier with the process of getting SEI certified. Over the last year our leadership and staff has learned…that our return on volunteer investment was of $4 for every $1! This allows us to maximize what our community contributes to our organization and helps us better achieve our mission.” – Jennifer Fotherby, Executive Director, Connolly Ranch, Napa, CA

“I always thought we were pretty savvy about volunteerism at the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, but through the training and process of certifying for Service Enterprise, I see we had so much farther to go. There are so many opportunities to invite skilled professionals in to help achieve our mission throughout every facet of our work. This is a game-changer for us and ultimately other organizations in our service area!”- Abby Laine Sienkiewicz, Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Excellence, Colorado Springs

Cathy Showalter