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Executive Service Corps of Washington, a program of 501 Commons


Volunteers can be the catalyst to ensuring that community needs are met, yet many nonprofits lack the resources to adequately prepare for volunteer involvement. As a result, volunteers are often underutilized and can become discouraged by poorly managed opportunities. Use your professional skills to empower a nonprofit to fully harness the time and talent of much needed volunteers, by creating the nuts and bolts of an effective volunteer program.

The VIP Volunteer Management Corps (VMC) program is looking to connect professionals to nonprofits needing to strengthen the ways in which they engage volunteers. Volunteer Consultants are nonprofit professionals with experience in one or more of the following categories:

  • volunteer management
  • human resource
  • donor stewardship
  • board development

Volunteers will be paired with another volunteer consultant and matched with a local nonprofit to assess and address key issue areas of the organization’s volunteer program. Consultants will volunteer at total of 25 hours over the course of four months (March - June 2020). Some weekday availability is required, though much of the work can be completed remotely. Your consulting efforts will equate to a $5,000 in-kind donation to the organization you are partnered with!

The United Way of King County’s VIP Volunteer Management Program is made possible free of charge to local nonprofits free of charge, thanks a partnership between 501 Commons.

Outside King County? We will be offering the Washington state-wide VMC program June - September 2020 thanks to funding from Serve Washington and Volunteer Generation Fund.

To learn more about 501 Commons, or to become a VMC consultant for either the Spring or Summer round, please visit, or contact Stephanie Heffner at

VMC Spring 2020 program dates:
  • December - February phone interviews with 501 Commons
  • February Volunteer Management 101 Webinar
  • February 20th Consultant Orientation 2:30pm -4:30pm (Pacific Tower)
  • February 28th Consultant/organizations matches finalized
Project timeline
  • March 6th Program Launch 2:30pm -4:30pm (Pacific Tower)
  • March 16th-27th Initial Meeting (a minimum of 2-3 hours total)
  • May 22th Cohort Gathering 2:30pm-4:30pm (Pacific Tower)


  • June 25th Final Celebration 2:30pm -4:30pm (Pacific Tower)

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About Executive Service Corps of Washington, a program of 501 Commons


Pacific Tower, Suite 1101, 1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

We all rise when nonprofits thrive. 501 Commons serves nonprofits as experts, innovators, and partners. Our passion is to amplify the strengths of nonprofits--so people and communities flourish.


501 Commons was founded in 1989 as Executive Service Corps of Washington. In 2010, we changed our name to 501 Commons, reflecting a changing role and broader range of services.

Guiding Principle: Build on strengths

We build on the strengths of individual leaders and organizations.

  • We respect each nonprofit's unique culture and history.
  • We honor the expertise in your organization, as well as the expertise of our Service Corps members.
  • We customize our services to fit your needs.
  • We share best practices and collaborate with other service providers in order to better serve nonprofits.

We value - and practice - collaboration. In a sector that's always low on resources, collaboration can lead us to solving problems in new, more cost effective ways.

We believe that dialogue between nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business is essential to tackling the serious problems that affect our people and our planet.


Thu Feb 20, 2020 - Wed Jun 24, 2020


Multiple Service LocationsSeattle, WA 98122



  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Human Resources Training & Development
  • Donor Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 25 hours over the course of four months (March-June)

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