Author: James Lim

Fueling Good

#IfOnlyYouKnew – Part 1: I am… enough?

Reading Time: < 1 minute How far should we go before we are enough for others? To kickstart the 6-part #IfOnlyYouKnew interviews, we hear from Joey from Project REdisCOVER on what it is like growing up feeling not good enough for anyone. Listen in on what Joey would like you to know to help one another grow. #IfOnlyYouKnew is a…
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Greater Strength or Greater Stress?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Greater Strength or Greater Stress? How has COVID-19 affected our community? With all the spotlight on the effects of the pandemic on our mental health, is it really possible to grow and stay resilient in our work and personal lives? We are glad to be a part of this year’s Festival for Good, Asia’s largest…
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What’s Popping Next? (IVMD 2020)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Volunteer Managers, You Put the Pop in Popcorn The Link between Volunteer Managers & Popcorn Some like it sweet, some like it salty, some like a bit of both so some like it in exotic flavours. As we celebrate International Volunteer Managers Day today on 5 Nov, we want to really remember the people who…
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Meet our 3-Year Old Fighter

Meet our 3-Year Old Fighter

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are fighting… stress and distress social issues burnout mental health challenges breakdown in families non-profits, social enterprises and ground-up movements being unresourced for their causes etc An Uphill but Not Impossible Task Today, Emmaus turns 3 years old! And while I would love to say that it has been a smooth journey, I have to admit…
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How Fathers Stay Sane in Crazy Times

Reading Time: 2 minutes How Fathers Stay Sane in Crazy Times Go from feeling like you are stared down by the mountain (and getting all overwhelmed by it) to be the man that stares at the mountains and know that you will overcome it. A Daunting Mountain? Whether you call it VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) or crazy…
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Right Now, I am…

Reading Time: 2 minutes Right now, how would you describe yourself with an “I am…: statement? I am happy? I am excited? I am tired? I am stressed? In collaboration with Project REdisCOVER, we are shedding light on the unspoken side of everyone’s lives; our mental health. Here’s the trailer video on this World Mental Health Day. Look out…
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How to Remain Mentally Resilient in the Post COVID-19 World

Reading Time: < 1 minute We could not agree more! We are so prone to burning out in the post-COVID-19 world. All the demands placed upon us at work and at home, coupled with the all the volatility, uncertainties and complexities brought about by the pandemic and the concern we have for our loved ones and also others affects our…
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#IfOnlyYouKnew – Growing a > Resilient Next Generation

Reading Time: 2 minutes You can grow a more resilient next generation A New Adventure Time flies and in less than 2 months, Emmaus will turn 3 years old. It has been an amazing journey as our team worked hard to grow mental resilience and non-profit volunteer partnerships capabilities across more than 120 projects and reaching out to more…
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Master the A.R.T. of Volunteer Management in the New Norm

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am excited to share 3 tools which have been developed and refreshed recently to help volunteer partnerships practitioners master the A.R.T. of volunteer management, especially in this post-COVID-19 world. ‣ (A)ttracting volunteers ‣ (R)ecruiting them, and ‣ forging (T)hriving partnerships that positively impact the organizations, service users, communities, volunteers and staff members. These 3…
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Levelling Up Volunteer Management in the New Normal

Reading Time: < 1 minute Last Friday, we met up with social purpose entities from Singapore and across its shores to discuss Strategic Volunteer Partnerships in the post-COVID-19 world. Together with bantu, we: reviewed the state and potential of volunteerism in this new normal, looked at the current measures in place, considered factors to consider when determining the resumption of…
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