SERVICE CORPS CLIENTS
Applications for the Spring 2021 round are now closed. If you have other questions, feel free to email us!
Twice a year the Service Corps program matches teams of passionate and skilled NINYC members with nonprofits and social enterprises to complete actionable 12-week pro bono consulting projects that fulfill specific business and/or organizational needs.
Why Become a Client?
Bring new perspectives and fresh energy to your organization
Introduce your organization to new networks via the service corps team and NINYC
Access New York professionals for projects that your organization doesn't have the skill set or bandwidth to complete
Develop relationships with NINYC members to cultivate new volunteers and/or donors
Receive support from NINYC on project structuring, volunteer matching, and project oversight
Spread impact of your organization through the network of NINYC volunteers and memers
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Service Corps right for my nonprofit or social enterprise?
A mission aligned with Net Impact’s mission of driving social and/or environmental impact
A presence in the New York Metro Area
A staff member committed to dedicating 1-3 hours per week to the Service Corps team
At least one full-time staff member or an annual budget large enough to support at least one full-time staff member
A capacity-building project that is a good fit for three months of pro bono consulting and the skill sets of NINYC members
What will be expected of my nonprofit or social enterprise?
Assign a staff member to act as your organization’s primary liaison for both the Service Corps team and the NINYC Programs Committee
Collaborate with the Net Impact NYC Programs Committee and Service Corps team to scope and finalize an appropriate project and deliverables
Meet in-person with the Service Corps team for a mid-point check-in and final presentation
Communicate in a timely manner with the Service Corps team and provide access to information needed to complete the project
Attend a Service Corps orientation to kick off the project and complete a post-project evaluation
What is the matching process?
Net Impact NYC strives to make high quality, mutually beneficial team matches based on complementary skills, interests, and needs. The NINYC Programs Committee evaluates nonprofit and social enterprise applications based on mission alignment, the nonprofit’s program model and impact, fit of the potential project for pro bono and with NINYC membership’s available skill sets, and organizational readiness for a Service Corps team. Members of the programs committee reach out to selected organizations to schedule a phone call to discuss the organization’s needs and scope potential projects.
When will the next Service Corps projects be available?
How much does it cost to participate as a Service Corps client?
What are the typical projects and professional backgrounds of NINYC volunteers?
Where can I send other questions?
Feel free to send us an email.