Reimagining Service and Cities of Service: A Funder’s Guide to Driving Change through Volunteerism

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -
7:45am to 11:00am EST
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Ave., 4th floor, NYC
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Volunteers have always been critical to the nonprofit sector’s ability to bring about positive change in the community.  New research shows an even higher level of impact from nonprofits that strategically engage volunteers, and they’re doing this with the same financial resources as their counterparts.  In an era of reduced funding, supporting volunteer capacity is a way to strengthen grantees and increase impact, at a relatively modest cost.  Join us to learn about this new research, conducted by The TCC Group, and to get an update on the work of Cities of Service and Reimagining Service.  This session is designed for grantmakers who fund any issue, not only volunteerism or service, and will provide insights into how funders can leverage learnings from the service movement to deepen impact.


  • Provide information on two key initiatives in the service movement: Cities of Service and Reimagining Service.
  • Reinforce the role of volunteering and service as critical to the health of the nonprofit sector and its ability to drive social change.
  • Acknowledge the “new normal” in the funding world and the need to think differently about resources.
  • Help grantmakers see a role for themselves and their ability to increase the capacity of their grantees; demonstrate the high ROI of investment in volunteer infrastructure.


A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program Co-Sponsored by the Association of Small Foundations.




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