MA Service Alliance Presentation


Registration required
Cost: Free


Please join the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires and the Massachusetts Service Alliance to learn about the resources and technical support available to nonprofits interested in applying for AmeriCorps, Commonwealth Corps, or other funding opportunities such as grants for Martin Luther King Day of Service, National Volunteer Week, or Youth Development Volunteer Initiatives. Learn about trainings and technical assistance available to help your organization more effectively and efficiently engage volunteers and corps-based service members to help you meet your organization’s mission. We will provide an overview of the Service Enterprise Initiative — a change management approach that helps organizations more effectively leverage volunteers and their skills, increasing the return on volunteer investment to meet their missions.


Through participation in the Service Enterprise Initiative organizations will receive:

  • Access to a research-based program to transform your organization into one of the top 11 percent of nonprofits in volunteer management and organizational performance, according to research by the TCC Group.
  • A diagnostic evaluation of your current volunteer engagement practices and tailored recommendations for improvement.
  • 16 hours of training focused on change management and volunteer engagement strategies.
  • Individualized coaching and the support of a community of peers to guide your organization through your Service Enterprise transformation.
  • Access to volunteer engagement networks and resources.
  • Increased capacity to power your organization.


Service Enterprises experience a 23 percent increase in volunteers annually, representing $63,000 in valued labor.




Emily Haber, CEO, MSA
Beth McGuinness, Director of Programs, MSA
Lisl Hacker, Director of Training and Technical Assistance, MSA


About Massachusetts Service Alliance:

The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. Its mission is to catalyze the innovation and growth of service and volunteerism by creating partnerships that maximize resources, expertise, capacity, and impact. MSA currently oversees AmeriCorps and Commonwealth Corps in the Commonwealth. Last year, more than 1,500 corps members provided service at 42 AmeriCorps and Commonwealth Corps sites and over 14,000 people volunteered through National Days of Service and the Youth Development Volunteer Initiative.