October 31, 2013 Newsletter
Three New Case Studies Released


As part of an ongoing effort to highlight innovative examples of effective volunteer engagement, Reimagining Service has released three new case studies, developed by Bank of America Service Leadership Fellows. Please spread the word about these resources. 
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Case Study features true integration between volunteer engagement and organizational mission. 
Cities of Service, Nashville Case Study spotlights a multi-sector network that is bringing to life the principles of Reimagining Service.  
Miriam's Kitchen Case Study illuminates new roles for volunteers such as advocacy efforts. 
Program Spotlight


The Bank of America Service Leadership Fellows Program has been a crucial resource for Reimagining Service in developing useful, relevant volunteer engagement resources and bringing the overall capacity of this Council to a higher operating level. Since summer 2012, seven talented Fellows have worked on a range of projects including the development of:

BofA "We're partnering with Reimagining Service in the Bank of America Fellows Program because it brings to life two of our key priorities: workforce development and volunteerism," said Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation. "The program is delivering growth opportunities to these up-and-coming nonprofit leaders while also expanding the latest thinking on effective volunteer engagement."   


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Reimagining Service is all about giving nonprofits the tools and resources to empower them to fulfill their potential for community impact. I feel that this Fellowship has empowered me in the same way.     

One out of four women and one out of six men will be directly impacted by sexual violence in their lifetimes. Despite the fact that rape costs our country $127 billion per year - more than murder, more than drunk driving - it remains one of the most under-invested issues of our time.

The scale of the problem and limited resources has required anti-sexual violence organizations like the Boston Rape Crisis Center to use the most effective outreach and crisis response strategies available to them. This, of course, includes the effective engagement of volunteers. 



On October 24, Kaira Esgate, Executive Director of Reimagining Service, shared with 250 Bank of America grantees how to apply strategic volunteer engagement concepts and increase the impact of an organization's volunteer efforts.  We're thrilled with this opportunity to present recent research and offer practical tips.   


If you represent or participate in a network of nonprofits, employee engagement groups, or foundations and are interested in having Reimagining Service staff or Council members speak about our work, contact us.    


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