Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE)
Recipients of the 10th round of Excellence in Volunteer Engagement will be announced in early October. Applications for the 11th round will be available Spring 2017.
Spring 2016 EVE Announcement
On Monday, May 23, 2016, Mayor Megan Barry announced 41 nonprofit organizations receiving renewal certification for the ninth round of Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE).
Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE), a certification program for Middle Tennessee nonprofits, is the first certification effort of its kind in the nation. EVE recognizes nonprofit organizations that employ high-quality volunteer management practices. The goal of EVE is to increase volunteerism in Davidson County by encouraging all nonprofits to work toward volunteer management programs that offer first-rate volunteer opportunities and experiences.
All nonprofit organizations headquartered in Davidson County are eligible to apply.
For those agencies that achieve EVE certification, a distinctive green ribbon will be provided to serve as a beacon for volunteers.
Nonprofits are reviewed on five key areas of volunteer management. All EVE-certified organizations will:
1. Include a volunteer component in their strategic plans.
2. Have an identified and trained volunteer manager.
3. Ensure volunteers’ time and talent are well-utilized.
4. Provide orientation for all volunteers.
Excellence in Volunteer Engagement was co-founded by Hands On Nashville, Center for Nonprofit Management and Mayor Karl Dean in November 2011. In 2016, Mayor Megan Barry renewed this unique cross-sector partnership recognizing nonprofits with high-quality volunteer management practices.