National Volunteer Week: E2B Advisory

National Volunteer Week is here!

Smart CapitalThis is our opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, and voice to support Ventures. We are constantly inspired by the power of changemakers who are working to build vibrant communities through service. Ventures’ Board Member Berry Zimmerman exemplifies the community values that inspire us.  

Berry is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs of every kind, both in his own business and through volunteer work at Ventures. His energetic entrepreneurial spirit and passion for people set the tone for everything he does. At E2B Advisory, he helps entrepreneurial business leaders connect with the experts they need to succeed. He and his team are creating a platform of on-demand services to help these leaders make smarter business decisions. As a Ventures’ Board Member, Berry leverages his influence to recruit new professional and corporate sponsors to support Ventures through workplace giving programs.

Volunteers like Berry create a lasting impact at Ventures. In fact, every hour you bring your skills, talents, and networks to Ventures you contribute to our success: 

  • 83% business survival rate
  • 96% increase in revenue
  • 2/3 of our clients move out of poverty*  

In the past two years, we’ve had more than 450 volunteers contribute more than 25,500 hours. That’s roughly 55 hours per volunteer, 3 hours more than the national average. We are proud of what we are doing, and as partners in this work, you can be too. 

Special thanks to Berry, and all of our amazing volunteers! We welcome you to celebrate National Volunteer Week with us on Monday, May 1 for an Appreciation Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. in room 2C at our Main Office. We will have light fare and complimentary drinks before we celebrate the first Business Development Training Graduation of 2017. 

Interested in volunteering? Email Jacquee at for more information. 

*FY2016 Outcomes Report.