…Solves Challenges and Builds Skills
In this 12-week program, we facilitate teams of 3 or 4 employees who work with nonprofit organizations to solve a well-defined technical or management challenge.
The program kicks off with a half-day training and team-building launch that clarifies the team’s roles and introduces them to their nonprofit organization and proposed assignment. Each team is guided by an experienced project advisor who provides coaching and direction to the team.
After an initial site visit, teams work to complete the defined deliverables. The program concludes with a final presentation to business managers and senior leadership, celebrating the teamwork between both sectors.
Previous successful projects have included:
- Financial analysis
- Market research
- Operations improvements
- Facilities management
Outcomes for the nonprofit have included cost savings, new processes, and a clearer understanding of work with a new business perspective lens. When nonprofits thrive, the community thrives.
How do businesses and participants benefit?
- 97% of participants said that their project enabled them to learn or grow in new ways (e.g. leadership and other career skills, networking, and nonprofit knowledge), creating a more developed business environment
- 97% of participants also would recommend participating in this program to their colleagues, encouraging a more involved workforce
“The project group provided important and exciting data in tracking and helping the History Center understand how to reduce our energy consumption.”
– Director Thomas Murphy expects calculated, specific operational savings by participating in Skills-Based Volunteering.