What Does it Mean to be Summit Community Engagement Certified?

At Nolan Consulting Group we understand the importance of giving back to your community and recognize when someone is truly dedicated to making a difference.  So when our Members are generously giving of their time, treasure and talent, we award them with the Summit Community Engagement Certification.


Our Summit Certifications are not awarded to just anyone – it is difficult to meet our standards.  So our Members who achieve Certifications wear their badges proudly.  To achieve Certification, our Members must demonstrate strong enthusiasm for getting involved in their community; see below for our criteria.


Criteria 1

  • Field hours volunteered (as a percent of total field hours) 1%
  • Management hours volunteered (as a percent of total Overhead hours) 1%
    • Copies of PTO earned or other documentation to show volunteer hours
    • Copies of job paperwork for work completed to benefit a deserving organization


  • 1 event per quarter (4 per year) with representatives by both field and management participating
    • Email or copy of thank you note to serve as positive feedback
    • Pictures of your company at a minimum of 4 events


Criteria 2

  • Dollars and/or materials and supplies donated (as a percent of Revenue) 1% (to include gifts in kind)
    • Receipts or email from the benefitting organization


Criteria 3

  • Vendor relationships established to support your company’s efforts (i.e. is Sherwin Williams donating materials to a project you are sponsoring)
    • Supporting documentation – i.e. receipts or emails from the benefitting organization (proof of support)

Criteria 4

  • List of personal projects  
  • List of projects that you are supporting to support your employees
    • Receipts or email from the benefitting organization
  • List of boards, committees or other organizations that you and your management team are sitting on to support your community
  • List of awards or recognition from community sites, social media, or other organization
    • Photos, emails or copies of those awards



If your contractor has been awarded the Summit Community Engagement Certification, you can trust that they are dedicated to making a difference in your community.

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