Dress for Success Indianapolis is pleased to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise. A Service Enterprise fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on the social mission of their organizations.

With this certification, Dress for Success Indianapolis becomes one of the first organizations in the United States to be recognized as a Service Enterprise by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Research conducted by the TCC Group, a national program and evaluation firm, found that organizations operating as Service Enterprises outperform peer organizations on all aspects of organizational effectiveness, and are more adaptable, sustainable and capable of scaling their work.

With support from United Way of Central Indiana, Dress for Success Indianapolis completed an extensive assessment, training/consulting, and certification process that led to this recognition. By achieving this level of excellence and certification, Dress for Success Indianapolis is now better equipped to leverage the time and talent of volunteers in building our organizational capacity.

In 2014, Dress for Success Indianapolis relied on 9,076 volunteer hours given by over 300 volunteers. The value these volunteers give equates to $195,678. Volunteers are utilized throughout the organization. From board and committee leadership, to providing direct services to the women we serve, volunteers touch every aspect of Dress for Success Indianapolis.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities with our organization, please click here. For further information regarding the Service Enterprise Initiative, please visit www.pointsoflight.org.