Tag: mindset

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The Power of Consistency

Reading Time: 4 minutes Power or Power of Persistence? Setting new year resolutions may sound like a good idea but the truth is not many of us stay on course long enough to see results. Consistency is often the missing link between goal setting and realization. As the famous saying goes: “A river cuts through rock, not because of…
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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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Begin with Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have been dreading the 7 am alarm and dragging your feet to work, wondering why you signed up for the job, its time to put some pep into your step! No, we’re not suggesting you gulp down power shakes or start the day with pilates and the like (though that would help!) So…
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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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Here’s to a Successful Inaugural Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium!

Reading Time: 1 minute A throwback to the Volunteer Management Circuit Symposium on 11 Jan 2019. We were indeed honoured to be joined by volunteer management practitioners, their senior management, as well as representatives from the Volunteer Resource Optimisation team from NCSS. Thanks to SPD, Life Community Services Society and the National Council of Social Service for the wonderful…
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How Not to Explode when using your Handphone

Reading Time: 8 minutes Image source With the advancement of technology and the advent of the smartphone, we are now able to do a lot more on a tiny handheld device than we would have possibly imagined a few years ago. Checking and writing emails, doing research, taking and editing photos, catching up on the happenings of our friends’…
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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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Reflections of Emmaus’ First with the Social Enterprise Summit

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a wrap for Emmaus’ first in participating in the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Summit and the President’s Challenge Social Enterprise Networking Event. It had been an amazing experience and if I can sum it up with a few keywords, it would be potential, purpose, people, practice and pride. Potential. I have to admit that,…
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