Case Studies

Pikes Peak Volunteer Engagement Initiative (PPVEI)

The Pikes Peak Volunteer Engagement Initiative case study describes the five year partnership of The Leighty Foundation, nonprofit organizations and stakeholders in the community.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence

The Center for Nonprofit excellence adopted the volunteer engagement practices internally and will carry forward the legacy of volunteer engagement by training other nonprofits in our community.


This case study describes the growth of the organization in health and sustainability over a 25 year partnership with The Leighty Foundation.

Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation

The Osteopathic Case Study was created as an excellent example of how a foundation can invest in strategies of volunteer engagement to build a nonprofit’s capacity.

HIVE: High Impact Volunteer Engagement

The HIVE Initiative (High Impact Volunteer Engagement) was seeded by a statewide community foundation (The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation) with the goal of building nonprofit capacity in the state through skills-based volunteers. This case study details why the foundation chose this path, the partnerships that were key to the initiative’s success, and the overall structure of this innovative program.