Cohort Programs: Springboard, Catalyst and Volunteer Impact Partnership
We provide a number of programs that address specific areas of nonprofit capacity and meet the needs of our philanthropic partners. Our programs leverage the time and talents of service corps members and other volunteers so that the program's value is many times greater than the cost.
Springboard, Catalyst and Volunteer Impact Partnership
Our cohort programs include Springboard, which is for arts and cultural organizations, Catalyst, which supports fundraising capacity, and United Way's Volunteer Impact Partnership, which aims to improve organization's volunteer engagement. 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.
Volunteer Impact Partnership - 501 Commons has partnered for the last four years with United Way of King County's Volunteer Impact Partnership program, which is designed to help organization improve their volunteer management. There are two programs within the partnership 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 - combines training provided by United Way with a comprehensive assessment and planning process supported by 501 Commons consultants from the Executive Service Corps. Volunteer consultants work in teams of two to lead the organization through a structured planning process while working with the organization to identify key issues and opportunities for improvement. At the end of the planning process organizations have the opportunity to receive a grant for additional consultation from 501 Commons to help them implement the plan. Find out more information about volunteering as an Executive Service Corps member with VIP 360.
- (New!) Education organizations outside of King County are eligible to participate in VIP 360! If you are interested in participating in VIP 360 this summer, please view the requirements and apply!
- VIP Manager Corps - supports human services organizations in King County to develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices. 501 Commons recruits and trains volunteers to serve as part-time volunteer managers, and places them with organizations that can benefit from additional staff support to help build organizational commitment, capacity, and competency around volunteer engagement activities. Find out more information about serving as a VIP Manager Corps member.