Tag: performance management

Fueling Good

What Cake can Teach Us about Thriving over Burnout in Life

Reading Time: 3 minutes We might have used the phrase “burned out” at some points in our lives to express how tired we are. But far from being just a “passing phase”, burnout can have serious implications on life, as it continues to rob us of it. What is Burnout? Here at Emmaus, we want to help people understand…
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Everyone Deserves to be Appreciated

Reading Time: 6 minutes Appreciate: “to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it” Are You One of Them? “Nobody notices, nobody cares!” If you catch these thoughts running through your mind and are often frustrated and unmotivated at work, there is a high possibility that you may be under-appreciated by your supervisors…
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“I Wished I Had this Kind of Training” ~ a Veteran Volunteer Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Volunteer Management Circuit returned for its 3rd run. In the first 2 runs, we were privileged to help 47 social service agencies level up both their practitioners’ volunteer management capabilities and also their organizations’ volunteer programmes. On the 4 Oct 2019, we successfully kicked off Generation 3 of the circuit with another batch of…
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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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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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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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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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