Cohort Programs: Volunteer Impact, Springboard, and Catalyst
We provide a number of programs that support nonprofits and meet the needs of our philanthropic partners.
We have worked for the last three years with United Way of King County on the VIP 360, a cohort-based program to help organizations improve their volunteer management. Our other cohort programs include Springboard, which is for arts and cultural organizations, and Catalyst, which supports fundraising capacity. Cohort programs give nonprofits the opportunity to learn with and from each other, while still working with 501 Commons' service corps consultants on their own plans.
We are pleased to work with groups of nonprofits and with funders to develop programs that address specific areas of nonprofit capacity. Our programs leverage the time and talents of service corps members and other volunteers so that their value is many times greater than their cost.
These three programs, which are designed to expand the benefits of volunteerism in King County human service organizations, are provided through our partnership with United Way of King County:
- VIP 360
- VIP Manager Corps
- South King County Volunteer Network - This organizing effort will focus on Kent in 2013 with the goals of coordinating outreach to the community, sharing best practices, and building a sustainable community engagement program.
Additional cohort programs: