BELL Garden

August 29, 2014

63 Nashville Nonprofits Now Recognized for High-Quality Volunteer Management

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean today announced the nine nonprofit organizations that received a renewal or new certification in Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE), an initiative to recognize high-quality volunteer management by nonprofits and to help increase the number of volunteers in Davidson County. It is the first such certification effort in the nation.


“The spirit of volunteerism in Nashville is outstanding,” Mayor Dean said. “I applaud the efforts of these nonprofits to make our city a better place, and I thank them for providing the types of meaningful volunteer experiences that engage the passion of our volunteers and put their skills to the best use in serving our community. They deserve our congratulations for achieving Excellence in Volunteer Engagement certification.”

Excellence in Volunteer Engagement was developed in 2011 by the Mayor’s Office, in partnership with Hands On Nashville and the Center for Nonprofit Management. The initiative seeks to recognize nonprofit agencies with effective volunteer programs and to encourage other organizations to join them in improving their volunteer opportunities so they can maximize their resources and provide the best quality services possible. Mayor Dean recognized the recipients at an event this morning at the Center for Nonprofit Management at the Trolley Barns.

Four organizations are being certified for the first time, including American Cancer Society – Nashville Chapter, Bellevue Edible Learning Lab – Bell Garden, Nashville Sports Council and Open Table Nashville. Five of the organizations renewed their certification: Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee, Dispensary of Hope, Hospital Hospitality House of Nashville, Operation Stand Down Nashville and Project Return.





 

4th Annual Dinner BELL Fundraiser


TBD

Bellevue Middle Prep

655 Colice Jeanne Road

Nashville, TN 37221



Enjoy a lovely evening in the Garden (rain or shine). Dinner prepared by a local Chef featuring fresh produce and eggs from the BELL Garden, Live Music, Garden Tours, Pre-dinner Wine Tasting and a Silent Auction.


Ticket Price: $100

Student, Child, BMS Staff/Faculty discount: $50



For additional information contact

Email: bellgarden2@gmail.com

615-662-3000x707145


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*Checks payable to BELL Garden BELL Garden Post Office Box 210945 Nashville TN 37221



Mayor Announces Nine ‘Excellence in Volunteer Engagement’ Recipients