Category: Fueling Good – Organizations

Fueling Good

Being on Fire at Work and not Burn Out

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Irony of Passion at Work It makes senses, doesn’t it? Being on fire at work predisposes one to burnout. But yet, we all want to go home at the end of the day feeling “fuelled” by meaningful work. Jennifer Moss recently wrote an article on Harvard Business Review about the topic and we could…
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Launch of Volunteer Partnerships Impact Assessment (VPIA) Toolkit

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is here! We have spent months developing Singapore’s first-ever toolkit to measure the impact of volunteer programmes. Having been a volunteer manager myself, I have come to see the multi-faceted value that volunteer programmes bring to service users, organizations and staff, other volunteers and the community. But I also realised how it often seems…
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What the Numbers Tell Us about Growing our Social Purpose Entities

Reading Time: 4 minutes Mention non-profit organizations and you would most definitely and naturally find the presence of a team of volunteers in them. But how do we make good sense of the role of volunteers in our non-profits and how do we strategically partner them to bring about growth in our organizations? These are the very questions we…
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Organizational Success & its People

Reading Time: 3 minutes If your organization was a train, where would it be headed? Maintain an Edge While many organizations may struggle to create or maintain their edge by putting on market the most sought after product or services and/or by creating and enforcing the right strategy, I suggest that an organization’s success is fueled pretty much by…
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Learning from the Best Resignation Letter Ever Written

Reading Time: 5 minutes Refinery29 dubbed it the “Best Resignation Letter Ever Written“; in this, they were referring to the resignation announcement by Nancy Lublin. Nancy was stepping down as CEO after helming DoSomething, a not-for-profit organization that encourages young people to do something about social change and be a part of social activism, after 12 years. What made…
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Bringing Out the Indiana Jones in Volunteer Managers

Reading Time: 2 minutes You may be familiar with the Indiana Jones character portrayed by Harrison Ford. The film franchise would bring us on epic adventures on quests for treasures. In a way, volunteer managers, among the many other non-profit practitioners, are like the Indiana Jones of their organizations. After all, volunteer programmes, when running well, can bring about…
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How to Keep Our Volunteers Fired Up in their Passion to Serve

Reading Time: 3 minutes You know the excitement when “the stars align” and things and circumstances just unexpectedly but miraculously come together in a positive and favourable way? Well, today is one such day for us here in Emmaus, when we see our two passions—volunteer partnerships and burnout prevention—come together, as we find this marvellous article about preventing and…
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Pruning with Volunteers for Performance

Reading Time: 6 minutes What happens when a volunteer presents a performance issue? As Volunteer Partnerships Professionals, we all love it when our volunteers are there for us, respond to our call to action, toe the line and dedicatedly plough along with us, as we advance our organizations’ cause and mission. But what happens when volunteers start presenting performance issues…
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Why Volunteer Management is such a Dynamic Role

Reading Time: 2 minutes November 5 of every year is International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMD).  On this very special day, it is apt that we remember and celebrate the work of volunteer partnerships professionals who work tirelessly to resource non-profits and impact. Celebrating Volunteer Managers & Self Care We at Emmaus celebrate the work of Volunteer Partnerships Professionals. And…
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The Fake News Volunteer Managers Might Believe In

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Read an excellent article by Meridian Swift titled “Top 6 Volunteer Manager Lies We Tell Ourselves“. I could really identify with them and especially with number 2 that says “When I can’t provide a volunteer, I’ve failed” and number 5 which goes “I can’t make others see how important volunteering is”. So in response,…
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