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Fueling Good

Thriving Fathers, Thriving Lives…

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study in 20171 shows how fathers’ deep involvement with their children: significantly influence their children’s developmental outcomes, is associated with a reduced display of behavioural and psychological disorders in their children, and predicts decreased adverse child outcomes. In the same way, many research also supports the role of a father in their children’s development.…
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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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How to Live a Life that Counts?

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are Dying… I deeply remember learning a shocking but yet valuable lesson as a young undergraduate. There I was, sitting in my university Sociology class when my lecturer mouthed these words… “We are dying the moment we are born.” As shocking as it may sound, you cannot deny that there is truth to this…
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How to Get a Step Closer to the Best You

Reading Time: 5 minutes OK, time for a check-in. It’s mid-year, how are you doing for the resolution you have set in January? And if you are in need of some handles to begin to get yourself back on track, I do hope this article will help. I’ve pieced together some small changes you can start doing now to…
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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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Running Around, Running Aground

Reading Time: 2 minutes And just suddenly, one day, I was lying there in my bed, unable to move,” shared one. There I was, on my bathroom floor, at 2 am in the morning; cold, crying and wondering why I was in the state I was in,” shared another. I was angsty. I realized how work caused me to…
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Banding Together to Fight Burnout as a Community

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photos courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre “Burnout keeps us from thriving as a person. To prevent and address it, we need to call it out, deal with it and stop it from consuming us,” says James, Lead Thrive-Synergist and Founder of Emmaus Strategies, as he spent an evening with members from the community and shared…
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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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