December 19, 2013 Newsletter


Reimagining Service has now officially integrated with the Presidio Institute. In the coming months, you'll see new website content and more discussion on the importance and models of cross sector partnerships in order to increase effective volunteer engagement.  


Presidio Institute

In other news, the Presidio Institute -- in partnership with the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, and the Office of Personnel Management -- has launched a Call for Nominations for the Cross Sector Leadership Fellows programThis pilot program will develop leaders who can engage and collaborate across business, government, and non-profit sectors to address society's most critical issues. Nomination deadline is January 9, 2014. As part of the inaugural class, we hope to see leaders who champion strategic volunteer engagement!

Two New Case Studies are Now Available

Two new Reimagining Service case studies chronicling how organizations are leveraging volunteers to serve more, serve better are now available:


First Graduate, San Francisco, CA

Although volunteers have been an important part of the picture from the beginning, as First Graduate's ranks of students grew it became clear that, barring strategic rethinking of volunteer engagement, the organization simply wouldn't be able to keep pace with the increasing - and increasingly diverse - needs of its students. Something needed to change, without growing the budget exponentially. This case study was developed by a Bank of America Fellow


Ronald McDonald House Charities of New Mexico

As Ronald McDonald House considers next steps for engaging volunteers, initially, they have decided to go deeper with existing roles rather than adding new roles to focus on quality over quantity.  


Reimagining Service now has nine original case studies, please share this collective resource with your network.


Latest Blog Article


Human Capital Management for Volunteers by James Weinberg,


In support of the work of Reimagining Service, we at AchieveMission wanted to take a few moments to reflect on some of the perspectives and practices in human capital management that we have seen nonprofits adapt well, to address skill-based professional volunteer opportunities:


1) Recruit: Define your needs and attract the best possible talent for that role. 

2) Select:Use a core competency-based approach to choose the individuals with the highest probability for exceptional performance. 



Read more to learn about the four other practices that play a role in maximizing impact with skill-based volunteers.


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