Achieving this certification is a substantial accomplishment for any organization. In fact, organizations that certify join the top 11 percent of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Certification signifies organizations have the capability and management expertise to strategically use volunteers to improve performance in the community.
Tanager Place 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 mission. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Tanager is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers.
“Tanager Place has always loved and relied on our volunteers. Going through this extensive process has helped us better understand how we can tie the passions of the individual to the needs of our organization. In that way, not only are Tanager Place’s needs being met, but those giving of themselves have a much more purposeful and rewarding experience,” said Teresa Kurtz, volunteer coordinator.
In the coming weeks, Tanager will be compiling and announcing what our volunteers have accomplished during the past fiscal year. What we can already say, however, is that we could not accomplish all that we do without our corporate and community partners.