We are pleased to announce that Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners has been recertified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise – and is the first organization in the state of Minnesota to do so! A Service Enterprise is an organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills throughout their organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.
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.
In 2014, Interfaith Outreach completed an extensive assessment, over 20 hours of training and consulting, and extensive internal planning and change to better integrate volunteers in our day to day operations. We were among the first few organizations in the state to become certified as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light. By achieving this level of excellence and now recertification, we are better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.
At Interfaith Outreach, we truly believe volunteers are the heart and hands of our organization. A huge thank you to each one of our 2,000+ volunteers!