In June 2019 America's Service Commissions, which represents state service commissions in the US, invited us to host "How to be Helpful: Building Relationships for Social Impact" with AmeriCorps staff from across the country. As they work to solve problems and improve opportunities in their local communities, AmeriCorps staff are always building new working relationships with volunteers, community leaders, funders, and fellow staff members. Our workshop provided a helpful framework and also a concrete toolbox of techniques to use in their work.