Before you embark on a skills-based volunteering project, we recommend you take a step back to ensure you’re “ready” to do so. What does it mean to be ready? The most successful organizations have strong executive leadership, a proven theory of change, established relationship-building practices, and a commitment to building their capacity to serve. In short, these organizations have a clear picture of where they’re going and how skilled volunteers will help them get there.
Take our Organizational Readiness Assessment to receive an objective assessment of your readiness, along with customized tips for preparing your organization to make the most of skilled volunteer support.
The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete. Simply answer each of the questions as honestly and accurately as you can, using the following scale:
- Definitely true
- Mostly true
- Somewhat true
- Not true
After the assessment, we’ll share your results along with tips to increase the readiness of your organization. We encourage you to retake the assessment if any major changes occur in your organization’s leadership, mission, or operating model.