About Social Purpose Works
Engaging pro bono help to advance nonprofit missions
Volunteerism is key to a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission. What’s unique about Social Purpose Works (SPW) is the intentional focus on using professionally skilled volunteers (pro bono) to tackle capacity building projects.
Building a Legacy
Realizing that the biggest generation is moving toward retirement or pivoting to new careers, MFS started Social Purpose Works to harness this incredible human resource; a generation (baby boomers) that wants to use their professional skills on small, short term projects and make a difference. They are living longer, many with healthy lifestyles and professionally skilled volunteerism gives them an additional way to have the impact they desire and live a legacy now.
Social Purpose Works staff have extensive first-hand experience in this talent procurement. With a combination of high touch services and technology, a capacity building project can be matched with a pro bono professional at a cost substantially lower than a professional consultant engagement
Moving Missions Forward
Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS), a Portland social service agency since 1950. MFS is proud to provide this service and energize the role of volunteerism to meet the changing expectations of what it means to volunteer and have an impact. Social Purpose Works is ready to help registered, tax exempt nonprofits and professionally skilled volunteers find each other and move missions forward.