Peter Paul Development Center is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! 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.
Peter Paul Development Center 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. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Peter Paul is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers and better meet our mission.
As a result of becoming a certified Service Enterprise, Peter Paul has and will implement several new practices. The technology used to track and manage volunteers will be improved. Expanded training for new and existing volunteers will be made available. The capacity of the PPDC Heart, Hand, and Head (H³) Mentoring program will increase. As well, efforts will continue to be made to recruit additional volunteers,especially skill-based volunteers for specific projects.
For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit http://www.pointsoflight.org/service-enterprise-initiative.