Jane Hirschi

CitySprouts is now a Service Enterprise!

By Jane Hirschi

CitySprouts 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!

CitySprouts 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, CitySprouts is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.

Over the course of 18 months, CitySprouts evaluated and fine tuned its volunteer program from the inside out. New systems have been put into place to more effectively plan and execute volunteer days. Through the Service Enterprise trainings CitySprouts was able to dedicate time to think strategically about our volunteer program and share best practices with our cohort."

The Service Enterprise Initiative has been beneficial to CitySprouts by connecting us to both local organizations and the national Points of Light network. The opportunity to work beside other organizations and learn from each other was valuable for our growth," Robyn Burns, Program Director.

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program that helpsorganizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to better achieve their mission. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities CitySprouts, please visit our volunteer page. For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please contact the Massachusetts Service Alliance.

Jane Hirschi is Executive Director of CitySprouts


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