Tag: framework

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Oh No! My Time Flew Away!

Reading Time: 1 minute If you struggle with understanding why time seems to “disappear” in your life, you may wish to use our free My Busy-ness” Worksheet (www.emmaus.sg/public/product/my-busy-ness-worksheet/) to start to make sense how you spend your time in a typical week. This worksheet is extracted from the Life Activities Audit Toolkit developed by Emmaus Strategies. For more information…
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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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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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It’s a Wrap for Volunteer Management Circuit Run 2

Reading Time: 1 minute It’s a wrap! This concludes Run 2 of the Volunteer Management Circuit. As we round up the Circuit, Dr Andrew from Volunteer Resource Optimisation of the National Council of Social Service came to address the participants and reminded them about the importance of the role they play in building social capital for Singapore. He also…
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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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Raising the Next Generation of Volunteer Management Professionals

Reading Time: 1 minute The Volunteer Management Circuit is underway! We have been working hard the last few months to enhance the Volunteer Management Circuit and we are glad to present Volunteer Management Circuit 2.0. This time round, we are glad to be able to work with 26 participants as we cover the fundamentals of strategic volunteer partnerships, the…
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Turning Risks into Success

Reading Time: 4 minutes Risk management long has its place in the Volunteer Programme Management framework. However, if we were to critically examine the importance we place on the various components of the framework, where would we find risk management in the rank of things? How would risk management rank among all the other components such as volunteer recruitment…
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How to Change Mindsets and Shape Cultures

Reading Time: 10 minutes If there is one skill that I would label as a “core skill” for Volunteer Partnerships Practitioners (or Volunteer Programme Managers), it would be the skill of changing mindsets and shaping cultures.   It’s an Insider Job Too You see, despite the potential of the volunteer programme to resource non-profits and multiply resources, most people…
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It Takes the Whole Village

Reading Time: 2 minutes We are honoured to have been able to be a part of an organization-wide volunteer partnerships workshop for Filos Community Services this week. Though only for a day, we are glad to have been able to cover the key principles of strategic volunteer partnerships with all the staff. It is indeed heartening to see everyone in…
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