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Overcoming Collaboration Burnout

Reading Time: < 1 minute We came across a good article by Harvard Busines Review on how not to burn out when collaborating with others. We felt that the article and handles are so good we just had to visual mind map it out. So here it is and we hope the various handles offered by HBR will help you not…
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9 Ways to Shine Brightly without Burning Out

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whenever I share with others that I am working in the space of helping people preventing and overcome burnout, I would often get the same response; “Wow, that’s so needed in our society”. And so, I took a plunge of faith yesterday and volunteered to host a lunchtime dialogue on burnout at the Singapore Service-Learning…
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Collaborating for Collective Good – The Winning or Whining Formula

Reading Time: < 1 minute   James Lim, our Lead Strategy Consultant, sharing on “Collaborating for Collective Good – Winning or Whining Formula” at the Singapore Service-Learning Symposium 2018 yesterday. Thanks, Puar Si Liang for the insights into the trends of volunteerism and how to fuel volunteerism in youth rather than making them feel “oppressed”. Thanks to Erlinda Heng for the sharing…
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I have Changed and Who’s to be Responsible?

Reading Time: 12 minutes   I have Changed and Who’s to be Responsible? I’m no longer who I used to be. And who or what is to be “responsible” for this change? I would have to say that it is my work as a volunteer programme manager (VPM). In response to an article I came across on, it…
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Fast to Work or Fast from Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fast to Work or Fast from Work? “This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month (nearly October) on the tenth day of the month you shall humble yourselves [by fasting] and not do any work, whether the native-born or the stranger who lives temporarily among you; It is a Sabbath of…
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Mind Your Mind – Your Life Depends on What’s Happening Up There

Reading Time: 5 minutes   “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” ~ Romans 12:2 (ESV) Recently, something Albert Einstein said came back into mind. I was thinking how is it…
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How to Build a Volunteer Management Database Power House

Reading Time: < 1 minute Gone are the days of storing volunteers’ data on a spreadsheet. More and more charities are turning to various database system solutions to power their volunteer partnerships. The offerings and options have also increased over the years, with some companies even offering non-profits free licenses so they can harness their product for social good. But…
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5 Habits of Truly Effective Helpers

Reading Time: < 1 minute What does an effective helper in the community look like to you? In keeping with our vision of helping organizations and individuals to level up and bear fruit, we are glad to have been able to design and conduct a training series that equips volunteers with the right perspectives, skills, and knowledge to be effective…
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The Circuit Kicks Off!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Volunteer Management Circuit has kicked off! Emmaus is indeed grateful for the opportunity to help equip 24 social service organizations with knowledge and skills for strategic volunteer partnerships. The energy with our pioneer batch is high with lots of learning and sharing. Volunteer Management Circuit is a hands-on volunteer management workshop which seeks to equip…
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The Power of Many

Reading Time: 4 minutes I chanced upon this video yesterday and used it for my sharing at the GroundUp ConneXion. But soon I realized I took home a lesson about the “power of many” myself. The event was to be an opportunity for people who care enough to start GroundUp Movements (GUMs) to gather to network, share and level…
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